Mental Health Services

Mental health, addictions and substance use care is offered as part of the health care system – through tele-health, in community-based health facilities and in hospitals across the province – as well as by other government departments and community partners.  Bilingual services are available in some locations.

Need Help Now?

Mental Health and Addictions Phone Line
1-833-553-6983
 (toll-free)
Calls are answered by trained mental health professionals (a registered nurse or a social worker) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Mobile Mental Health Response Service (1-833-553-6983 toll-free) is available from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, providing timely access to assessment, treatment and connection to ongoing mental health care during a time of crisis. The team of trained health care professions provides in-person care when situations require more than phone-based support.

Mental Health Walk-in Clinics offer immediate support to help with anxiety, depression and other complex and high-risk issues. No appointment is needed.

For mental health emergencies, please call 9-1-1 or go to your local emergency department.

Kids Help Phone
1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)
Available 24 hours, seven days a week

The Island Helpline
1-800-218-2885 (toll-free)
Available 24-hours, seven days a week

Bridge the gapp
An online resource designed to support mental wellness

Farmers Talk
1-800-736-8006
(toll-free)
Provides confidential, professional counselling services to farmers and farm families struggling with stress, anxiety, depression and other mental health and substance use concerns.

Fisher Assistance Program
(902) 626-9787 or (902) 786-4656

Provides confidential, professional counselling services to fishers, crew members, and their families that affect mental health and personal well-being. The service is available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.

Aquaculture Farm Assistance Program
(902) 626-9787

Provides confidential, professional counselling services to aquaculture farmers, their families and certain farm employees that affect mental health and personal well-being. The service is available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.

Public Safety Calls
Provides free, confidential mental health, addiction and substance use supports for current and former public safety personnel in PEI, including first responders. Self-refer online.

 Other helpful resources:

For help finding your way through the health care system, reach out to the Mental Health and Addictions Patient Navigator by emailing MHApatientnavigator@ihis.org 

What services are available for my child/youth?

There are many services available for children/youth with mental health, addiction or substance use concerns. Your child/youth may benefit from one or more of the following programs and services. 

What services are available for adults (over age 18)? 

There are many services available for adults with mental health, addiction or substance use concerns. You or a loved one may benefit from one or more of the following programs and services.

Other mental health, addiction and substance use services offered to adults by other provincial government departments:

What services are available for seniors? 

There are many services available for seniors with mental health, addiction or substance use concerns. You or a loved one may benefit from one or more of the following programs and services.

Mental Health works collaboratively with Primary Care, Home Care, the Geriatric Program, in-patient psychiatric units, family physicians and clinicians in various their practice settings, including registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, social work and psychiatry. Mental Health Services are available across PEI by referral through an individual or a health care provider. For more information, contact Community Mental Health.

Other mental health, addiction and substance use services offered to seniors by other provincial government departments:

What services are available to Veterans and eligible members of the Canadian Forces and RCMP?

The PEI Operational Stress Injury (OSI) satellite site in Stratford provides specialized mental health, addiction and substance use services to Veterans, eligible members of the Canadian Forces and RCMP, who are encountering difficulties as a result of service-related psychological injury and traumatic events. Treatment at the OSI site is provided by an interdisciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and mental Health nurses. For more information, please call (902) 367-7075

What support is offered for families? 

Many programs and services include support and resources for family members as they are an important part of an individual’s mental health journey (for example: Community Mental Health services and the Strongest Families program). Families may also be referred to the Prince Edward Island Bridge Model for additional support.

What community resources can I also access?

There are many community organizations that offer mental health, addiction and substance use programs, services and supports to Islanders across the province.

What if I need help with an addiction or substance use?

Health professionals from Mental Health Services and Addiction Services work closely together so that you will receive the most appropriate care for your needs.
 

Published date: 
June 1, 2022
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PO Box 2000
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Phone: 902-368-6130
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