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Children and Youth

The Children and Adolescent Division of the Mental Health and Addictions Program provides coordinated and comprehensive services to children, adolescents and families facing emotional, social, psychiatric and family challenges.  
Children can access our services up to their 18th birthday. 
Child and Adolescent Central Intake office facilitates access to the following services in the St. John's region:
In addition, services for child and adolescents within the Mental Health and Addictions Program include:
We believe that families are essential partners in the treatment of childhood issues. For this reason, our services focus on client and family-centred care.
As necessary, the Mental Health and Addictions Program also partners with other community agencies that service children to ensure coordinated care.
For more youth services information, please visit: 
Bridge the Gapp
Central Intake for Children and Youth
Please call 777-2200. This is a single-entry access point for child and youth mental health and addictions services in St. John’s and area. 
Physicians and health professionals can fax a completed Ch-0016 Referral Form Mental Health and Addictions Services (Editable, PDF), to (709) 777-2211. 
For all other areas, please contact 811 for program contact numbers.
Cannabis Community Awareness Sessions
It’s more important than ever for parents and caregivers to protect their kids’ health and development by having conversations about Cannabis early and often. Cannabis is the most commonly used illegal drug by young people aged 15-18, with Canadians of all ages among the world’s highest consumers of cannabis. This may lead to questions from your teen. 
Join Eastern Health staff to learn more about cannabis, the new legislation, how to talk to your teen as well as resources and services available. These sessions will equip parents with the information needed to have open and honest conversations with their teenagers. 
To find a session in your area, please click here: Eastern Health Cannabis Info Sessions 2018 (PDF)


Updated May 7, 2019