Mental Health & Addiction Services are a combined department with programs in Mental Health, Medical Social Work, the Parent Mentoring Program, Population Health Promotion and Non-Targeted KidsFirst.
The overall goal of mental health services is to promote, preserve and restore the mental health of the individual. Mental health services include:
- Outpatient rehabilitation services, long term care
- Therapy for victims of abuse
- Child and youth service
- Behaviour management counselling
- Therapy for stress, anxiety, depression, phobia
- Psychological assessment
- Crisis service
- Education information provided
Mental Health Central Intake services may be accessed by telephone at 306-752-8767.
Visiting Services: psychiatrist from Prince Albert Mental Health Clinic
Mental Health Services operate in accordance with the standards and guidelines of the Mental Health Services Act and Regulations.
The following are Mental Health office locations and contact information:
- Hudson Bay/Porcupine Plain 306-865-5646
- Melfort 306-752-8767
- Nipawin 306-862-9822
- Tisdale 306-873-3760
Inpatient and emergency mental health services are provided at the Prince Albert Mental Health Clinic located in the Victoria Hospital.
Addiction services include the following:
- Outpatient counselling to individuals involved in substance abuse and others affected by their usage
- SGI screening
- Problem gambling counselling
- Education and prevention programs, presentations, workshops, print and video resources, promotional items
The following are Addiction Services office locations and contact information:
Cumberland House 306-888-2155
Hudson Bay/Porcupine Plain 306-865-4211
HealthLine is a confidential, 24-hour health information and support telephone line. It is staffed by experienced and specially trained client navigators, registered nurses, registered psychiatric nurses and social workers.
When you call HealthLine, you have the option to speak with a mental health and addictions professional 24 hours per day. If you choose to speak to a mental health and addictions professional, you will be able to discuss your concerns in a safe, caring, and confidential manner with a Registered Psychiatric Nurse or Social Worker. They may help you with crisis counseling, strategies to help you manage your situation, or provide information about resources in your community.
Medical Social Work
Medical Social Workers provide services in the areas of acute care, long term care, emergency/outpatient department, home care, and palliative care. Support may also be provided for cancer patients receiving treatments at the local hospitals through the Community Oncology Program of Saskatchewan (COPS).
In long term care (specific to Parkland Place, Melfort and Chateau Providence, St. Brieux), the Medical Social Worker acts as a resident/family advocate while providing support services to residents and their families.
Population Health Promotion
Population Health Promotion is primarily responsible for assessing health promotion needs of the community, and coordinating, planning, implementing and evaluating programs which are directed towards population health promotion and disease prevention for the health region. The Health Educator will focus on decreasing substance use and supporting mental well being as part of Healthier Places to Live, Work and Play...A Population Health Promotion Strategy for Saskatchewan.
Population Health Educator: 306-752-8765
The Non-targeted KidsFirst is a regional program focusing on prevention and early intervention for children 0 - 5 years. Elements of the program are: the in-hospital birth screen, public education and community development. It is anticipated that the birth screen data will help to guide development in early childhood in the northeast.
Regional Community Developer: 306-873-8289