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;
Counselling after a traumatic event;
Counselling, rehabilitation services, and support;
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.
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.
You can call the following help lines at a time:
Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868
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.