Every year, we fundraise for a number of projects identified by Eastern Health. Projects change from year-to-year as needs change, in order to meet the needs of our front-line health care workers, our health care departments, and our communities.
Our Mental Health & Addictions Project is both increasing access to, and enhancing program delivery of mental health and addictions services for our youth.
We have started a partnership with both the Clarenville Middle and High Schools with the goal of increasing the students' access to supports and services in Mental Health and Addictions. This partnership started in October 2021 with our Youth Outreach Worker visiting each school 1 day per week. This outreach worker is available as a support to the students, providing information, connecting them to more formal services and being a listening ear. This will also be a support to the teachers given that there is not always a teacher available to sit with a young person 1 on 1 when needed.
Our Goal is to create 2 spaces (1 in each school) as Therapeutic Spaces. These spaces will create an atmosphere of warmth and caring. The Therapeutic spaces will include computer technology so that students can access some of our online tools in a private space .
If you are experiencing a crisis, please contact:
Non-Crisis Resources include:
Mental Health and Addictions Services:
We have been working really hard and upgrading our regional hospitals which has made an incredible difference in the lives of our patients. Every day new needs continue to be identified to ensure our hospitals have the newest technologies available.
Currently, the following is identified as high priority for the Dr. G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital: