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

The Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority Adult Community Mental Health Program is a multi-disciplinary program that aims to provide comprehensive and strengths-based mental health assessments, recommendations, and treatment options, as well as consultation for those adults who may be presenting with symptoms suggestive of mental health problem/illness and/or co-occurring disorders and who reside within the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority.

The Adult Community Mental Health Program offers:

  • Recovery-oriented, short term, individualized therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with Mindfulness classes
  • Managing Difficult Emotions classes 
  • 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
  • Intensive Case Management — provides services for persons (age 18 years and older) with longer term mental health illness. This component involves the systemic provision of education and supportive interventions to increase a person’s skills and confidence in managing their health and social difficulties, including regular assessment of progress, goal setting and problem solving support.
  • Services are time limited with a focus on the process of personal recovery

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

Mental Health Support Centres

The Selkirk & Interlake Mental Health Support Centre provides community based services for adult persons with lived experience, and individuals who may be seeking mental health support that is rooted in the foundation of Recovery. It is a drop-in centre that provides a lunch program, coffee house, support and referrals, work program, book store, and a relaxing atmosphere with a garden area. To learn more about this support centre, check out their new website or call (204) 482-3536. To see what the other support centres in the Interlake-Eastern RHA offer, please see the phone numbers below. 

  • Arborg (204) 376-5066 — 237 Main Street
  • Ashern (204) 768-2915 — 1 Main Street
  • Lac du Bonnet (204) 345-5570 — 82 2nd Street
  • Lundar (204) 762-5769 — 50 Main Street
  • Selkirk (204) 482-3536 — 242 Manitoba Avenue

NEW! For more information and photos of the support centres, check out:

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with Mindfulness (CBTm)?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with Mindfulness (CBTm) is a structured, short-term, present-oriented therapy that focuses on developing flexible, realistic thinking patterns and functional behaviours to improve emotional functioning. CBTm is the recommended first-line treatment for many common mental health conditions including mood and anxiety disorders. It was developed based on the observation that our emotions tend to be closely connected to our beliefs about ourselves, others, and the future, as well as how we interact with the world. CBTm uses a variety of different techniques that are tailored to the individuals own pattern of thoughts, feelings, and behaviours.

Is medication the only way that mood problems can be treated?

Antidepressant medication can be very helpful to some individuals, lifting their mood and reducing other symptoms such as loss of appetite or having difficulty concentrating. However, medication is rarely a complete treatment for mood problems. It is important that the individual also makes changes to the way they think about and handle their life. Medication is not to be used to continue living an unhealthy or unfulfilling lifestyle. Rather, medication can give the individual energy and lift their mood in order for them to make positive changes in their life such as regular exercise and working toward life goals.

Is there a fee to be involved with the Community Mental Health program?

No, there is no fee to be associated with be involved with the Community Mental Health program.

How do I get referred to the Community Mental Health Program?

The best way to become connected with the Community Mental Health program is to contact Central Intake directly. Click here for the Central Intake phone numbers.

(Antidepressant Skills Workbook)

Looking for resources?

Resources such as smartphone applications, websites, and print resources 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.
 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. 

 Mindshift Mindshift will help you learn how to relax, develop more helpful ways of thinking and identifying active steps that will help you take charge of your anxiety.
 Healthy Minds

Healthy Minds 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.

 Pacifica Pacifica gives you holistic tools to address stress, anxiety, and depression based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness, relaxation and health.
 The Life Line Canada The Life Line Canada offers access and guidance and support for those suffering in crisis and those who have suffered the devastating loss of a loved one from suicide.  Stop, Breathe, & Think Stop, Breathe, & Think is a free mindfulness, meditation, and compassion-building tool that is simple, fun, and easy to use.
 Mindfulness Coach Mindfulness Coach was developed to help Veterans, Service members, and others learn how to practice mindfulness.  Virtual Hope Box Virtual Hope Box contains simple tools to help individuals with coping, relaxation, distraction, and positive thinking.



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

Addictions Foundation Manitoba (AFM) 

Antidepressant Skills Workbook: Simon Fraser University

Anxiety Disorders Association of Manitoba (ADAM)

Anxiety BC

Bounce Back

Canadian Centre on Substance Use & Addiction

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)


Coping with a Parent with a Mental Illness

Depression Hurts 

Family Guide to Mental Health 

Heads Up Guys 

Informed Choices About Depression

Interlake-Eastern RHA: Community Wellness Team 

Manitoba Farm & Rural Support Services

Manitoba Schizophrenia Society 

Mental Health Education Resource Centre of Manitoba

Mind Check

Mind Your Mind 

Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba 

Postpartum Depression Association of Manitoba 

PTSD Association of Canada

Rainbow Resource Centre 

Suicide Prevention

The Language of Suicide - English

The Language of Suicide - Ojibwe

The Language of Suicide - Cree

The Language of Suicide - Oji-Cree

Women's Health Clinic


 Books To access a list of print resources relating to adult mental health topics, please click on the icon of the books.


 Choice Final

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