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Kids Help Phone

Region(s): Avalon, Central, Eastern, Western, Labrador

Category(s): Health

Website: http://www.kidshelpphone.ca

Phone: 1-800-668-6868 Text: 686868

Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7, national support service. We offer professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support to young people in both English and French.

Kids Eat Smart Foundation NL

Region(s): Avalon, Central, Eastern, Western, Labrador

Category(s): Health

Email: info@kidseatsmart.ca

Website: http://www.kidseatsmart.ca

Phone: Provincial Office: (709) 722-1996 Toll Free: 1-877-722-1996

We support the education, health, and well-being of school age children in Newfoundland and Labrador through nutrition programs, primarily through a breakfast club, run by volunteers at schools and community centres. Kids Eat Smart Clubs are located in schools and community centres province wide. While we do fund some snack and lunch programs, the majority of our programs are delivered by a breakfast club. KES Clubs are inclusive programs. Every child is welcome and there is no charge to families.

IMAlive Online Crisis Service

Region(s): Avalon, Central, Eastern, Western, Labrador

Category(s): Health

Website: http://www.imalive.org

IMAlive is a live online network that uses instant messaging to respond to people in crisis. People need a safe place to go during moments of crisis and intense emotional pain. 100% of volunteers trained and certified in crisis intervention.

Hope Air

Region(s): Avalon, Central, Eastern, Western, Labrador

Category(s): Health

Website: http://www.hopeair.ca

Phone: Toll Free: 1-877-346-HOPE (4673)

Hope Air is committed to providing families with flights and accommodations when they need to travel long distances for vital medical care. Travel requests can be made on website 24/7.

HOPE (Eating Disorders Program) Eastern Health

Region(s): Avalon, Central, Eastern, Western, Labrador

Category(s): Health

Website: http://mha.easternhealth.ca/adults/eating-disorder-services/hope-program/

Phone: (709) 777-2041

The HOPE Program is an intensive program available to clients across the province. The HOPE program is an outpatient program, meaning that individuals receive treatment without being admitted to hospital. The HOPE Program is for you and your family if you are 15 years of age or older and have been diagnosed with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa or other specified feeding and eating disorder. The program is voluntary and clients must be medically stable. A referral to the program can be made by a physician or nurse practitioner using the adult eating disorders referral form.

Gamblers Anonymous

Region(s): Avalon, Central, Eastern, Western

Category(s): Health

Website: http://www.gamblersanonymous.org/ga/addresses

Phone: 1-888-899-4357

Gamblers anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other such that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem. The main purpose is to help compulsive gamblers stop gambling. The Gambline Helpline (above) is dedicated to supporting gamblers and their families and reducing and eliminating problem gambling in NL. Meetings currently held in St. John’s, Marystown, Gander, Stephenville, Port aux Basques and Clarenville.

Epilepsy NL

Region(s): Avalon, Central, Eastern, Western, Labrador

Category(s): Health

Email: info@epilepsynl.com

Website: http://www.epilepsynl.com

Phone: Toll Free: 1-866-EPILEPSY St. John’s Office: (709) 722-0502

Epilepsy Newfoundland and Labrador offers its members and interested individuals a wide range of services and programs to meet your needs concerning all aspects of living with epilepsy.
Support Services: Whether you’ve just been newly diagnosed, or have been living with seizures for some time, we are always here to talk, and listen.
Resource Centre: Our resource centre is filled with a wide selection of booklets and pamphlets. Resources are available in-person, by mail-out, or to download.

Eating Disorder Foundation of NL

Region(s): Avalon, Central, Eastern, Western, Labrador

Category(s): Health

Email: info@edfnl.ca

Website: http://www.edfnl.ca

Phone: 1-855-722-0500

The Eating Disorder Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador (EDFNL) is a leadership advocacy group dedicated to promoting research and providing public support services and information about matters related to eating disorders, including information on available treatment services for individuals and families who experience disordered eating. We are a provincial foundation so please reach out for assistance no matter where in Newfoundland and Labrador you may reside. Offers counselling and support groups for persons with eating disorders, their families and medical professionals as well as education and resources.

Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation

Region(s): Avalon, Central, Eastern, Western, Labrador

Category(s): Health

Website: http://www.cancercarefoundation.ca

Phone: St. John’s: (709) 777-7589

Our Mission is to raise funds to enhance treatment and supportive care programs for cancer patients, fund local cancer research initiatives and provide continuing education opportunities for staff of the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre and affiliated cancer programs in Newfoundland and Labrador. Programs offered include the Patient and Family Support Fund where patients receive financial assistance with unexpected costs that arise during their treatment such as: costs associated with travelling to receive their treatment; and medical supplies (such as prostheses, lymphedema sleeves, wigs and mastectomy supplies) and the Kids with Cancer Travel Fund which has provided short term financial assistance for accommodations, travel and meals to children with cancer and their families.

Children’s Wish Foundation Canada – Newfoundland and Labrador Division

Region(s): Avalon, Central, Eastern, Western, Labrador

Category(s): Health

Website: http://www.childrenswish.ca

Phone: Provincial Office (St. John’s): (709) 726-9474

Make-A-Wish® Canada, our mission is to provide children with life-threatening illnesses the opportunity to realize their most heartfelt wish, giving them the strength to endure their treatments and build resilience.