Call the Island Helpline

Call the Island Helpline at 1-800-218-2885 if you are in a crisis, feeling depressed or thinking about suicide.

Call 9-1-1  in an emergency

Who answers the calls?

Trained and caring staff answer calls to the Island Helpline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The Island Helpline is a free bilingual, confidential, non-judgmental, and supportive telephone service.

What can I expect when I call?

When you call the Island Helpline, you can expect a kind and caring staff person to answer who is trained in crisis intervention. Staff provide emotional support, problem solving and crisis intervention services 24/7. Staff can also help by offering information about community resources and supports near you.

What types of issues can be discussed?

Staff can help with issues such as:

  • social isolation
  • stress and anxiety
  • breakdown of relationships
  • pre and postpartum related issues
  • aging related issues
  • abuse (physical, sexual and emotional)
  • mental health and depression
  • alcohol and drug use / abuse
  • suicidal thoughts
Call 9-1-1 for an emergency
Published date: 
March 5, 2018
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General Inquiries

Health PEI
16 Garfield Street
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7N8

Phone: (902) 368-6130
Fax: (902) 368-6136

Your Health Privacy

Media Inquiries
Phone: (902) 368-6135

Health PEI Board of Directors
Phone: (902) 368-4637

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency department.

If you are unsure what to do about a health issue or if you need health information, call 8-1-1.

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