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What services are offered by the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority?

The Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority's Child & Adolescent Community Mental Health Program is a multi-disciplinary program that aims to provide comprehensive and strengths-based mental health assessments, recommendations, and treatment options to children, adolescents, and their families, as well as consultation for those children and adolescents who may be presenting symptoms suggestive of a mental health problem/illness and/or a co-occurring disorder and who reside within the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority.

The Child & Adolescent Community Mental Health Program offers:

  • Recovery-oriented, short term, individualized therapy
  • Referrals and/or consultation with internal and external resources
  • Case Management  which may include advocacy, connecting to community resources and services, goal setting, and recovery planning
  • Services are time limited with a focus of individual and family recovery

To inquire about these services, please call: 1 (866) 757-6205 toll free or (204) 785-7752 (Selkirk and area)

Frequently Asked Questions:

What do I tell my child/adolescent before coming to the appointment?

Tell your child/adolescent that you are going to talk to someone about your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours to see if they can help you.

What if my child/adolescent will not talk when we get to the appointment?

It is very common for children/adolescents to be anxious and not talk when they come to the appointment. It is not a concern; we will do everything we can to make sure your child feels comfortable.

What do I do if my child/adolescent will not come to the appointment?

If you cannot get your child/adolescent to the appointment, just give us a call and we will do some problem solving.

Are the things that are discussed with my child/adolescent kept confidential?

In order to maintain a therapeutic relationship with the child, we do not disclose everything to the parent/legal guardian, except if they have intent to hurt themselves or someone else. We can share information with the primary health care provider and the treatment team on a consultative basis.

How do I help my anxious child/adolescent if I struggle with anxiety myself?

When your child/adolescent is in the Community Mental Health Program to learn how to better cope with their anxiety, they will learn positive coping strategies. As well, the parent will learn positive parenting strategies to help support their child with their anxiety.

Looking for resources?

Resources such as smartphone applications, websites, and books are effective ways for individuals to take charge of their own recovery and manage their mental health. These resources do not replace treatment recommendations by a primary health care provider, but are a way to help learn about mental health and manage it in a healthy and effective way.

Smartphone Applications

Click on the smartphone application logos to learn more.
My Study Life My Study Life is a cross-platform planner for students, teachers and lecturers designed to make study life easier to manage. MindShift MindShift will help you learn how to relax, develop more helpful ways of thinking, and identify active steps that will help you take charge of your anxiety.
Booster Buddy Booster Buddy is designed to help teens and young adults improve their mental health. SAM SAM is a friendly app that offers a range of self-help methods for people who are serious about learning to manage their anxiety.
Calm in the Storm Calm in the Storm helps you to identify, assess and track your own stress levels and provides easy-to-use and highly effective mind/body practices. Stop, Breathe, & Think Stop, Breathe, & Think is a mindfulness, meditation, and compassion-building tool that is simple, fun and easy to use.
Healthy Minds HealthyMinds is a problem-solving tool to help deal with emotions and cope with the stresses you encounter both on and off campus. The goal: Keeping your mind healthy.



Hover over the links below for a brief description of what each website offers.

Anxiety Disorders Association of Manitoba (ADAM)

Anxiety BC

Bro Talk

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)

Coping with a Parent with a Mental Illness

Dealing with Depression: Antidepressant Skills for Teens

Depression Hurts

Erase Bullying

Family Guide to Mental Health

FASD Centre Manitoba 

Here to Help

Kids Health  

 Kids Help Phone

Manitoba Farm & Rural Support Services

Manitoba Schizophrenia Society

Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC)

Mind Check

Mind Your Mind

Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba

Playing with Anxiety

Rainbow Resource Centre


Reason to Live 

Teen Mental Health

Teen Talk

Transgender Health Klinic

Walk Along

The Language of Suicide - English

The Language of Suicide - Ojibew

The Language of Suicide - Cree

The Language of Suicide - Oji-Cree



Print Resources

Book titles written in green were donated by the Interlake-Eastern Suicide Prevention Committee to all 18 libraries within our Regional Health Authority.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD):

ADHD (2004) By Trudi Strain Trueit 

Strategies for Desperate Parents: Managing the Challenges of Attention Deficit and Misbehavior (1998) By William H. Stevens, Ph.D. and Ken W. McCluskey, Ph.D.

Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents Revised Edition (2013) By Russel A. Barkley, Ph.D.

Understanding ADHD: Our Personal Journey (2001) By Ken W. McCluskey and Andrea McCluskey

The Survival Guide for Kids with ADHD (2013) By John F. Taylor



A Kid's Guide to Taming Worry Dragons (2009) By E. Jane Garland, M.D., FRCP(C) and Sandra L. Clark, Ph.D, R. Psych.

Help For Worried Kids: How Your Child Can Conquer Anxiety and Fear (2006) By Cynthia G. Last, Ph.D.

Helping Your Anxious Child: A Step-By-Step Guide for Parents (2008) By Ronald M. Rapee, Ph.D., Ann Wignall, D.Psych., Susan H. Spence, Ph.D., Vanessa Cobham, Ph.D., Heidi Lyneham, Ph.D.

Parenting Your Anxious Child with Mindfulness and Acceptance: A Powerful New Approach to Overcoming Fear, Panic, and Worry Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (2009) By Christopher McCurry, Ph.D.

Playing with Anxiety: Casey's Guide for Teens and Kids (2014) By Reid Wilson, Ph.D., Lynn Lyons, LCSW.

Phobias (2003) By Ada P. Kahn, Ph.D., and Ronald M. Doctor, Ph.D.

What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Anxiety (2006) By Dawn Huebner, Ph.D and Bonnie Matthews

When My Worries Get Too Big: A Relaxation Book for Children Who Live With Anxiety (2006) By Kari Dunn Buron

Wilma Jean the Worry Machine (2012) By Julia Cook and Anita DuFalla

Starving the Anxiety Gremlin (2014) By Kate Collins-Donnelly

Childhood Anxiety DVD: An Overview & Practical Tips By Anxiety Disorders of Manitoba

Worry Shrinker:  A Five Step Guide to Helping Children Cope with and Decrease Anxiety Clinical Psychology Public Mental Health Initiative (Click here to access the PDF)



A Parent's Guide to Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism, First Edition: How to Meet the Challenges and Help Your Child Thrive (2002) By Sally Ozonoff, Ph.D., Geraldine Dawson, Ph.D., James McPartland, Ph.D.

Asperger's Rules!: How to Make Sense of School and Friends (2012) By Blythe Grossberg, PsyD.

Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome: A User Guide to Adolescence (2002) By Luke Jackson

The Out of Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping With Sensory Processing Disorder (2006) By Carol Stock Kranowitz, M.A.

The Out of Sync Child Has Fun: Activities for Kids With Sensory Processing Disorder (2006) By Carol Stock Kranowitz



Don't Let Emotions Run Your Life for Teens:  Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills for Helping You Manage Mood Swings, Control Angry Outbursts, and Get Along with Others (2011) By Sheri Van Dyck, MSW

Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, and Energetic (2006) By Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, M.A.

Raising Your Spirited Child Workbook: A Companion Workbook to Help parents Create Families Where Spirit Thrives (1998) By Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, M.A.


Bipolar Disorder:

Brandon and the Bipolar Bear: A Story for Children with Bipolar Disorder (2009) By Tracy Anglada, Jennifer Taylor, and Toby Ferguson

What Works for Bipolar Kids: Help and Hope for Parents (2009) By Mani Pavuluri, M.D., Ph.D.



Depression (2004) By Faye Zucker 

Depression and Your Child: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers (2013) By Deborah Serani, Psy.D.

What To Do When You're Sad and Lonely: A Guide for Kids (2005) By James J. Crist

Living with a Black Dog, his name is DEPRESSION (2006) By Mathew Johnstone



Divorce is Not the End of the World: Zoe's and Evan's Coping Guide for Kids (2008) By Zoe Stern, Evan Stern, and Ellen Sue Stern

Healing After Divorce: 100 Practical Ideas for Kids (2011) By Dr. Alan Wolfelt, Ph.D.

My Family's Changing (A First Look At Series) (1999) By Pat Thomas


Eating Disorders:

Eating Disorders (2003) By Trudi Strain Trueit



Healing Your Grieving Heart for Kids: 100 Practical Ideas (2001) By Dr. Alan Wolfelt, Ph.D.

Healing Your Grieving Heart for Teens (2001) By Dr. Alan Wolfelt, Ph.D. 

Lifetimes: The Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children (1983) By Bryan Mellonie and Robert Ingpen

The Tenth Good Thing About Barney (1987) By Judith Viorst and Erik Bleguad



Sitting Still Like a Frog: Mindfulness Exercises for Kids (and Their Parents) (2013) By Eline Snel

A Handful of Quiet: Happiness in Four Pebbles (2008) By Thich Nhat Hanh

Mindful Teaching and Teaching Mindfulness: A Guide for Anyone Who Teaches Anything (2009) By Deborah Schoeberlein David, M.Ed. and Suki Sheth, Ph.D.

Master of Mindfulness: How to be your own superhero in times of stress (2016) By Laurie Grossman, Angelina Alvarez & Mr. Musumeci's 5th Grade Class


Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder:

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Help for Children and Adolescents (2000) By Mitzi Waltz, Ph.D.

Up and Down the Worry Hill: A Children's Book about Obsessive -Compulsive Disorder and its Treatment (2013) By Aureen Pinto Wagner, Ph.D. and Paul A. Jutton

Power Pages:

Power Cards
Power Cards English
Power Cards en français

Dealing with Anxiety Bookmarks
Anxiety (English)
Anxiété (français)

Dealing with Depression Bookmarks
Depression (English)
Dépression (français)

Dealing with Stress Bookmarks
Stress (English)
Stress (français)

Dealing with Exam Stress Bookmarks
Exam Stress (English)
Stress lié aux examens (français)


Self-Reg: How to Help Your Child (and You) Break the Stress Cycle and Successfully Engage with Life (2016) By Dr. Stuart Shanker

The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook for Kids: Help for Children to Cope with Stress, Anxiety, and Transitions (2009) By Lawrence E. Shapiro, Ph.D. and Robin K. Sprague, LCPC.



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