Guidance and Wellness

Welcome to our Guidance Page

We have created a list of resources that we hope you will find helpful! Here you will find a variety of information, tools and strategies that can help you feel a little lighter when you’re feeling overwhelmed.

If you are looking for guidance or help with anything please reach out to one of us:

Ms. Janice Kelly (janicekelly@nlesd.ca) or Ms. Deanne Murray (deannemurray@nlesd.ca).

Kids Help Phone is always there for you. No matter what you want to talk about, we’re here to listen. No judgement, totally private, 24/7.

Start a confidential conversation with a real person you can trust.

1-800-668-6868

Need help now?

Text CONNECT to 686868

Bridge the gApp is an online mental health resource available in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Through Bridge the gApp you can access free online programs such as Strongest Families Institute, Breathing Room, Therapy Assistance Online (TAO), Mindwell U-30 Day Mindfulness Challenge and Always There.

This link brings you to free access to all the programs!

Breathing Room

If you are looking to find new ways to manage stress, anxiety and depression, try it out. We hope you find it helpful. Give yourself a few minutes a day to relax and refresh while gaining practical strategies to better manage life. Through videos, stories and activities, this interactive experience offers fresh ideas and tools to help you move forward.

Sign up for free HERE.

If you're in crisis, call the Mental Health Crisis Line at 1-888-737-4668

or go to the Bridge the gApp to find their service directory

Meeting vulnerable individuals where they are, helping them go where they want to go, and supporting them to be who they want to be.

You can access a directory of services broken into categories or a complete list of services in alphabetical order.


The DoorWays mental health and addictions walk-in clinic in St. John’s is located at 532 Pleasantville (back of building on Roosevelt Ave).

These clinics are available to men, women, and children over the age of 12 and are open to the public every Monday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Health-care professionals, including psychologists, nurses, addictions counsellors and social workers offer single-session therapy services on a first-come, first-serve basis to those who feel they need to speak to someone right away.

Anxiety Canada - Expert tools and resources to help Canadians deal with anxiety.

“Mental Health Literacy is the knowledge and understanding that helps us become responsible, effective and successful in living full and healthy lives. With good mental health literacy, we can learn how to take care of ourselves, our loved ones and our communities.”

Tips, coping strategies and resources to manage your mental health during the pandemic.

"Browse the library of free yoga videos to find a practice that suits your mood or start a journey toward healing."

Visit Cosmic Kids for stories, yoga and fun!

Cosmic Kids Zen Den- Be the Pond mindfulness video for children.

New Horizons: Guided Meditation and Sleep Stories for children.

Get the app here.

2SLGBTQA+ Programs

Equal not other.

"Egale is Canada’s leading organization for LGBTQI2S people and issues. We improve and save lives through research, education, awareness, and by advocating for human rights and equality in Canada and around the world. Our work helps create societies and systems that reflect the universal truth that all persons are equal and none is other."

Get help now.

"Pflag Canada is a national charitable organization, founded by parents who wished to help themselves and their family members understand and accept their LGBTQ2S children."

Resources for gender creative kids and their families, schools and communities.

Canada’s national tip line for reporting the online sexual exploitation of children.

NLESD

Newfoundland and Labrador English School District: Internet and Social Media Safety