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The Bridges Program

We understand that adolescence is a time of change and transition.  It’s a bridge from childhood to adulthood marked by social, emotional and physical changes. These years present many unique challenges and stresses which can often impact youth's mental wellbeing.

We work collaboratively with youth, and their families, to build awareness, skills and the understanding needed to address mental health challenges.
 
 
What we do
  • Focused, short-term individual psychotherapy
  • Family therapy
  • Skill building groups
  • Psychiatric consultation

Our Team

  • Psychologist
  • Social worker
  • Occupational therapist
  • Administrative assistant
     

Who we see

Admission to this program is coordinated through Child and Adolescent Central Intake.
 
A person referred to Bridges must be:
  • from the age of 13 to 18 years old;
  • able to benefit from a focused, short-term intervention; and
  • able to identify and articulate goals.

A referral must include:

  • a clear description of the mental health problem or illness, and a clear description of the situation and why services are required.

Common reasons for referrals are:

  • Anxiety
  • Low mood
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Self-harm behavior
  • Poor coping skills

 

Hours of operation
 
Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location:
Southcott Hall,5th Floor
100 Forest Road 
St. John’s, NL  A1E 1E5
General inquiries: (709) 777-7715
 

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Updated Jan 23, 2015