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Adult Services

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Adult Services

The Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority's 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: 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 ask about these services, please call: 1 (866) 757-6205 toll free or (204) 785-7752 (Selkirk and area)

Note, that you can refer yourself to our programs through Central Intake.



Mental Health Support Centres

The Selkirk & Interlake Mental Health Support Centre provides community based services for adult individuals 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. 

 Location  Phone Number Address
 Arborg  (204) 376-5066  327 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



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 techniques that are tailored to the individual's own pattern of thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. Click CBTm Classes Infographic below for more information that you can print.

Meditation guyCBTm Classes Infographic

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 being 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.

What kind of questions will Central Intake ask when I call?

It is important to know that you are always welcome to call Central Intake, even if you are only looking for information or if you are not sure if you or your loved one would benefit from Community Mental Health services.

When you call, you will schedule an over-the-phone assessment with one of the Central Intake staff.  You do not have to prepare anything in advance; Central Intake will ask you about your daily life and your experiences so they can match you with the services that best meet your needs.  Central Intake may ask about your mood, sleep, appetite, energy level, prescribed medications, safety questions (e.g. if you have thoughts about suicide or if you have had any recent losses), and what your goals are for accessing mental health services.

At the end of the conversation, Central Intake will provide you with recommendations on what services would be best to help you and some suggestions of what you can do at home to help you feel better.  If you have any further questions, please call, Central Intake toll free at 1-866-757-6205 or 204-785-7752.


 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.  MyLife Meditation App MyLife Meditation 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.  Calm Harm App Calm Harm provides tasks to help you resist or manage the urge to self-harm. You will be ale to track your progress and notice change



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 Canada

Bounce Back

Cannabis & Psychosis: The Facts

Canadian Centre on Substance Use & Addiction

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)

Canadian Psychological Association


CBT Self Help Resources

Coping with a Parent with a Mental Illness

Depression Hurts

DBT Self-Help 

Family Guide to Mental Health 

Heads Up Guys 

Informed Choices About Depression

Interlake-Eastern RHA: Community Wellness Team 

Interlake-Eastern RHA Harm Reduction

Manitoba Harm Reduction

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 

RAAM Clinic

Suicide Prevention

Taking Charge of your Health & Wellbeing

Weeding Out The Facts

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.





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