The following is a listing of current mental health resources, available online and by phone for Regina, Saskatchewan, and Canada:
Mental Health First Aid Training: https://www.mhfa.ca/
Mental Health First Aid is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem, experiencing the worsening of an existing mental health problem, or in a mental health crisis. Just like physical first aid is provided until medical treatment can be obtained, MHFA is given until appropriate support is found or until the crisis is resolved. In-person and virtual training options available.
BounceBack is a free program from the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) that helps you build skills to improve your mental health.
Rapid Counselling Services: https://www.counsellingconnectsask.ca/
Rapid Counselling Services helps people find the right support in times of need through free access to rapid access counseling sessions. This service is available to children, youth, adults, and families in Saskatchewan.
Wellness Together: https://wellnesstogether.ca/Services range from basic wellness information to one-on-one sessions with a counselor, to participating in a community of support.
UofR Online Therapy Unit: https://www.onlinetherapyuser.ca/cognitive-behaviour-therapy
This program offers free access to online Cognitive Behavioral Therapy training to help those struggling with anxiety and depression learn to manage negative thoughts and worries, physical symptoms (such as anxiety attacks), and unhelpful behaviors, which may contribute to increases in experiences of anxiety and depression.
Other Mental Health Resources:
When Dealing with Someone Experiencing a Mental Health Crisis Remember ALGEE;
Assess – The risk to the individual and those around them. Is this a situation where 911 or PACT (Police and Crisis Team) should be called?
Listen – Without judgement. If the individual and those around them are safe from harm, spend time listening to their story and their current struggle.
Give Reassurance and Information – Assure their dignity. Assure that these issues are not unusual. Assure that there is help available.
Encourage – Professional Help; be ready to connect them with the appropriate professional resources and supports.
Encourage – Additional supports. Inquire about family and other social supports. Encourage the fostering of supportive relationships.
Mental Health and Southern Sask Resource List:
Emergency Response: When it is clear that the safety of the individual and those around them are at risk.(Local) Fire / Ambulance / Police 9-1-1 – For immediate emergencies only.
PACT (Police and Crisis Team – Regina, SK) 306.777.8604 – involves both an appropriately trained Regina Police Officer and a Health Region Social worker.
Mobile Crisis 306.757.0127 (Regina, SK) – provides integrated and comprehensive 24/7 social and mental health crisis intervention services.
Regina Crisis/Suicide Hotline 306.525.5333 (NB: If an individual expresses the desire to end their life and has a plan, take them to the nearest hospital, call 911, or PACT)(Province-wide)
Professional Health Advice and Mental Health Support 8-1-1(Canada)
First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line – 24/7 Hours 1-855-242-3310(Canada)
Indian Residential School Crisis Line – 24/7 Hours 1-866-925-4419(Canada)
Trans Lifeline (Support for Transgender people) 1-877-330-6366(Canada)
Veterans Crisis Help Line – 24/7 Hours 1-800-268-7708(Central Saskatchewan)
West Central Crisis and Family Support Centre – Mon – Fri 9 am – noon, 1 pm – 5 pm (After Hours: 306-933-6200) 306-463-6655
Saskatchewan Farm Stress Line – 24/7 Hours 1-800-667-4442(Canada)
Crisis Services Canada – Suicide Prevention and Support – 24/7 Hours 1-833-456-4566
Regina Mobile Crisis Services – Suicide Line – 24/7 Hours 306-525-5333
Kids Help Phone – 1.800.668.6868
Kids Help Phone Live Chat – https://kidshelpphone.ca/live-chat/
Kids Help Phone Always There App – Search “Always There” on your iOS or Android Device store.
Crisis Text Line powered by Kids Help Phone – Text 686868
YouthSpace.ca Online Chat (6pm-Midnight) – https://youthspace.ca/
YouthSpace.ca SMS Texting – 1.778.783.0177