Mental Health

General Info

Anxiety, depression, and other mental health problems can adversely affect someone’s life… yours or a loved one’s. It is important to speak to a mental  health professional when:

  • Your negative emotions are hurting your relations with your family or friends;
  • You are worried about your child’s mental health;
  • Serious, ongoing problems are seriously affecting your daily activities and performance at school or at work;
  • You are overwhelmed by distress and despair;
  • You are having suicidal thoughts.
  • Confidential and free of charge;
  • In the community;
  • For children, youth, adults, and seniors;
  • Prevention, assessment, intervention, and consultation;
  • Available with or without a referral.

Community mental health centres

Community mental health centres offer you:

  • An assessment of your situation and needs;
  • Individual and group therapy;
  • Psychoeducational sessions;
  • Crisis intervention;
  • Counselling after a traumatic event;
  • Counselling, rehabilitation services, and support;
  • Psychiatric consultation;
  • Suicide prevention and intervention activities.

Hours of operation:
From 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday 

Crisis outreach team 
Contact your nearest community mental health centre to find out what services are available or go to your nearest hospital.

Hospital psychiatric services

Acute nursing units
Your condition may require more sustained attention in hospital. The regional hospitals of Vitalité Health Network have specialized psychiatric units. These units can accurately assess your condition and stabilizer your symptoms so that you can return to the community quickly. A physician can refer you as needed.

Services available:

  • Intensive psychiatric assessment and treatment delivered by a multidisciplinary team; 
  • Individual and group services;
  • Planning patients’ return to the community.

In the following hospitals:

Restigouche Hospital Centre (RHC)

The Restigouche Hospital Centre (RHC) offers long-term and specialized services. It has a provincial mandate in the area of forensic psychiatry.

Help lines

You can call the following help lines at a time:
Chimo 1-800-667-5005
Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868

Useful links:

Youth and parents:

Adults and seniors:

Activity centres for mental health service recipients

The Government of New Brunswick supports a network of 27 activity centres across the province promoting active participation by people with mental illness in the recovery process. A key element in this process involves access to activities providing social support, mutual assistance, recreation, and lobbying. The activity centres are mandated to allow people with mental illness to access such activities.

Here are the activity centres’ objectives:

  • Offer people with mental illness a place where they can meet, share ideas, and develop a sense of belonging;
  • Offer people with mental illness the chance to participate in activities that can help improve their well-being and self-esteem;
  • Promote community integration;
  • Help people with mental illness to access community resources.
Visiting Hours

Community Mental Health Centres offer out-patient services only. Visiting hours do not apply.

Our Team

Our team includes:

  • Psychiatrists;
  • Nurses;
  • Psychologists;
  • Social workers;
  • Recreationists;
  • Occupational therapists;
  • Human service counsellors.
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