Mental Health & Addictions Services Centralized Intake (Saskatoon)
Internet Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (Saskatchewan based)
Canadian Mental Health Association- Saskatoon Branch
Learning Disability Association of Saskatchewan
Anxiety And Mood Disorders Program (Now in McKerracher Centre)
Provides education, encouragement, and support through the form of individual and group therapy. The focus is on cognitive behavioral therapy. The program emphasizes teaching and research on anxiety and mood disorders. For more, call (306) 655-4590.
***Other options include counselling services such as CFS Saskatoon, Family Services Saskatoon, Crocus Co-operative, or check with your employer to see if you have access to an Employer Assistance Program, etc.
Connect with resources in your community. 211 Saskatchewan offers a database of over 6,000 community, social, non-clinical health, and government services across the province.Call or Text 211 to be connected with Service Navigators ready to help 24/7/365. Help over the phone is available in over 175 languages, including 17 Indigenous languages. For more, click HERE.
Eat Well Saskatchewan
This is a dietitian call center pilot project for residents of Saskatchewan. The service provides FREE, confidential, easy access to the trusted advice of a dietitian via toll-free number or email to help you make healthier food choices and answer your food and nutrition questions. For more, click HERE.
Emergent Services / Safety Concerns
Indian Residential School Survivors Society 1-800-721-0066
Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program – A National Indian Residential School Crisis Line has been set up to provide support for former Residential School students. You can access emotional and crisis referral services by calling 24-Hour National Crisis line at 1-866-925-4419.
Justice Community Support Program– This initiative can assist clients who have both a mental health impairment and a designation on the Serious Violent Offenders Response (SVOR). The program is a joint initiative involving CMHA, Probation, Municipal Police Services, Crown Prosecutors and RCMP. The Justice Community Support Program is intended to bridge the gaps that individuals fall through upon release into the community. Call (306) 933-3045.
Lighthouse Supported Living– Provides supported living to people with emergency shelter, supported living nd affordable housing to those in need in saskatoon. Call (306) 653-0538.
McKerracher Center– Provides full time and part time programs for people with mental illnesses including concurrent disorder, stress management, communications program, bipolar disorder / schizophrenia / anxiety / depression support, angry management and a psychology group. Offers numerous essential programs for people affected by mental illness and a separate family education program for family members. They also provide one on one counselling. Call 655-4590.
Saskatoon Community Clinic– A multidisciplinary cooperative health clinic which offers primary health care, health promotion activities, and community development programs. Primary Health Care services includes physicians, nutritionist, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, counsellors, community health nursing, pharmacy and others. Call (306) 652-0300.
Mental Health Warrant Through Provincial Court “Queen’s Bench Ministry of Justice” Saskatoon
If a person believes someone living with mental illness is a risk to themselves or someone else they can attempt to obtain a mental health warrant.
The court opens at 8:30 AM, but they advise family members to phone them first. Phone Janice at (306) 933-8080 or Sharon at (306) 933-7658.
The SAID Program, designed in collaboration with members of the disability community, provides an income for persons with significant and long term disabilities separate from the Saskatchewan Assistance Program (SAP). To be eligible to apply for SAID, you must be a Saskatchewan resident, 18+ years of age, lacking the financial resources to provide for basic needs, and have a significant disability. Phone 1-888-567-SAID (7243) TTY 1-866-995-0099.
Provides 24 hour mobile crisis intervention, crisis counselling, and conflict management to individuals or families in distress or crisis. Phone (306) 933-6200
This program offers a range of residential accomodations (group homes / apartment buildings) and support services for individuals who have a mental health diagnosis. The focus is on supporting the individual to live independantly. Phone (306) 655-4979
A community based organization which provides support for families and people directly affected by scizophrenia and related psychosis. They provide in office support, information, support group for family members and people directly affected by schizophrenia and related disorders. They run a resource library, and encourage education and public awareness. They hold an annual fundraising walk in September.
Please call the office for monthly Family Support Group meeting times at (306) 374-2224.
Partnership Program and “Stigma Busters” (Stories of Recovery from Mental Illness) – The partnership Program is a public awareness designed to reduce the stigma associated with schizophrenia and related disorders and to promote recovery from mental illness. They give presentations at high schools, elementary schools, the University of Regina, SIAST, to police officers, hospitals, drug and alcohol rehab centres, and many other places. People directly affected by schizophrenia and related psychosis including bipolar disorder and depression present with family members of those with mental illness and health professionals as a team. Call (306) 374-3220.
“Your Recovery Journey” Program– This program is designed for people directly affected by mental illness. Your Recovery Journey is a 10 week peer to peer support program that focuses on quality of life for people affected by schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorder, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, and drug induced psychosis. The program helps people living with mental illness plan their recover. Referrals to this program are taken at the Partnership Program office. Phone (306) 374-3220.
“Strengthening Families Together” Program– This is a 9 session education and support program for family members and friends of individuals with serious and persistent mental illness. This program provides support by allowing families and friends the opportunity to discuss the daily challenges they face and learn how to connect with others in similar circumstances. Participants get reliable and consistent information about mental illness, treatment options, causes, research and available mental health services, in hopes of diminishing the stigma attached to diagnosis. Families are also equipped with problem solving, coping, and advocacy and communication skills, and the know-how to develop their own support network. Referrals for this program are taken at the Partnership Program office. Phone (306) 374-3220.
Additional Services Related to Mental Health In Saskatoon
Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work “Partnership For Workplace for Inclusion” Program– Provides support for people with seeking employment. They work directly with clients developing resumes, job skills, and provide counselling services in areas of employment. Phone (306) 651-7177
Saskatchewan Abilities Council– Provides rehabilitation programs, employment programs and numerous services for people with disabilities. Call (306) 374-4448.
Saskatchewan Association for the Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured– Provides a day to day program for the brain injured. Phone (306) 373-3050.
Saskatchewan Brain Injury Association Saskatoon– Provides supports to those directly affected by brain injury and their families. Phone (306) 373-1555.
Saskatoon Sexual Assault Centre– Provides services and counselling for people affected by sexual assault. Phone (306) 244-2294.
White Buffalo Youth Lodge– Multi-purpose Centre, in partnership with the city of Saskatoon, the Saskatoon Health Region and the Metis Nations. A variety of social, health, recreation and educational programming is offered. Addiction counselling and social and emotional help is available.
Teen Parenting Program (EGADZ) – The Teen Parenting Program offers services to parents ages 13-26 and their children ages 0-6.
They offer two certificate programs:
They offer emergency supplies and services; diapers, formula, baby food, food packs, bottles, clothing, toys, and child supplies when available. They provide feminine hygiene products, condoms, and pregnancy tests for teens. Transportation can also be provided on an emergency basis.
Their program includes but is not limited to: life skills, individual support, presentations, recreational activities, certificate programs, guest speakers / presenters, bonding activities and workshops. Call (306) 931-6644 ext 236.