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Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services

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

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 ask about these services, please call Central Intake at:  1-866-757-6205 toll free or  204-785-7752 Ext. 2 (Selkirk and area). Note that you can refer yourself to our program through Central Intake.

Resources and Apps

My Study Life 
is a cross-platform planner for students, teachers and lecturers designed to make study life easier to manage.
Booster Buddy is designed to help teens and young adults improve their mental health.
Breathr: Mindful Moments provides opportunities to try out a variety of mindfulness practices, while also teaching interesting facts about the brain science behind the practices.
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.
MindShift CBT 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.
SAM is a friendly app that offers a range of self-help methods for people who are serious about learning to manage their anxiety.
Healthy Minds is a problem-solving tool to help deal with emotions and cope with the stressors you encounter both on and off campus.  The goal:  Keeping your mind healthy.

Print Resources

Print Resources

Book titles written in green were donated by the Interlake-Eastern Suicide Prevention Committee to all 17 libraries within our Regional Health Authority.

Guide to Being an Ally to Transgender and Nonbinary Youth PDF

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

Because life goes on … helping children and youth live with separation and divorce

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


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.


Tic Disorders:  A Guide for Parents and Professionals (2016) By Uttom Chowdhury and Tara Murphy

Coping with Tourette syndrome: A Workbook for Kids with Tic Disorders (2008) by Sandra Buffolano

Tic Talk: Living with Tourette Syndrome: A 9-Year Old Boy’s Story in His Own Words (2009) but Dylan Peters and Zachary Wendland

Child and Adolescent Resource Videos

Looking for other videos on a variety of mental health topics? Visit Kelty Mental Health. You can search their resource library and “Refine Search” by clicking on “Type” and checking off “Videos”.


Celebration of the Adolescent Brain by Kelty Mental Health (60 min) 


ConnectCare by KIDTHINK is a free, online, video-based learning platform that offers psychoeducational content, empowering you and your loved ones to better understand and manage various mental health concerns.  Currently, ConnectCare has video series on ADHD and anxiety.

The ABCs of CBT: Thoughts, Feelings and Behavior by Self-Help Toons (7 minutes)

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD):

30 Essential Ideas for Parents of a Child with ADHD by Dr. Russell Barker (2 hr 52 min 43 s).

ADHD and Parenting Challenges by Dr. Umesh Jain on Caddra (12 min 41 s)

ADHD and Sleep Management by Dr. Umesh Jain on Caddra (32 min 31 s)

ADHD Basics by Kelty Mental Health (55 min)

ADHD Goes to School by Kelty Mental Health (60 minutes)

ADHD Medication by Dr. Umesh Jain on Caddra (10 min 13 s)

ADHD in Children & Youth: The Basics by Kelty Mental Health (60 minutes)

ADHD Treatment in Children & Youth by Kelty Mental Health (60 minutes)

ConnectCare by KIDTHINK is a free, online, video-based learning platform that offers psychoeducational content, empowering you and your loved ones to better understand and manage various mental health concerns.  Currently, ConnectCare has video series on ADHD and anxiety.

Parenting a Child with ADHD by Kelty Mental Health (30 min)

Practical Self-Regulation Tools for Children with ADHD by Kelty Mental Health (60 minutes)

Supporting Children and Youth with ADHD During Covid-19: Challenges and Tips by Kelty Mental Health (60 minutes)

The ADHD Brain by Kelty Mental Health (60 min)


Impaired by Luna Rose, Alex Henteleff, Danialle Kischook – Argyle Alternative High School (1 min 28 s)

Know the Consequences by Jacob Markham, Bennett Sidloski, Etenne Loney, Meghan Rempel, Erik Wiebe – Miles Macdonnell Collegiate (53 s)

You are the Future by Alexis Arnold, Sydney Arnold, Dannon Arnold, Casandra Hayward – Vincent Massey Collegiate (49 s)


Finding Hope – Depression in Young People by Kelty Mental Health (60 min)


Psychotropic Medication: What Families Need to Know by Kelty Mental Health (64 min)


Mindfulness: Youth Voices by Kelty Mental Health (3 min)

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD):

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD): It’s Not Just About Washing your Hands by Kelty Mental Health (59 min)


How to talk to your child about their disorder by Kelty Mental Health (61 min)

Involving Dads – Dads Talk About Mental Health by Kelty Mental Health (57 min)

The Art of Raising Resilient Children by Kelty Mental Health (1 hr 52 min)


Anxiety Disorders Association of Manitoba (ADAM)

Anxiety Canada

Body Peace Canada

Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)

Centre for ADHA Awareness, Canada (CADDAC)

Children of Parents with a Mental Illness

Cognitive Behavioral Interpersonal Skills Manual – Adolescent Version

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Self-Help Video Course

Culture for Life

DBT in Schools – Resource Page

Dealing with Depression: Antidepressant Skills for Teens

Depression Hurts

Empowering Families Affected by Psychosis

Erase Bullying

Family Guide to Mental Health Recovery

FASD Centre Manitoba


Helping Children Cope with the COVID-19 Pandemic

Here to Help 

Hey Sigmund

Interlake-Eastern Harm Reduction

Kids Health  

Kids Help Phone

Kids Grief

Making Sense of Trauma

Manitoba Harm Reduction

Me and My Illness Activity Book

Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC)

Mental Health Literacy

Mind Your Mind

Mood Crew

Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba

My Life, Their Illness Activity Book

Nobody’s Perfect – Parent Resource

Playing with Anxiety 

Power over Pain Portal

Psychology Works Fact Sheet:  Tourette Syndrome

Rainbow Resource Centre 

Reason to Live

Rolling with ADHD

Teen Talk

The Self-Care Project

Tourette Canada

Transgender Health Klinic


Weeding Out The Facts

Youth Grief

Youth Mental Health & Addictions Education Series

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

When a youth or parent/legal guardian call, they will schedule an over-the-phone assessment with one of the Central Intake staff.  Nothing has to be prepared in advance; Central Intake will ask about the youth’s daily life and experiences so they can match the youth with the services that best meet the youth’s needs.  Central Intake may ask about the youth’s mood, sleep, appetite, energy level, prescribed medications, safety questions (e.g. if the youth had had thoughts about suicide or if the youth has had any recent losses), and what the youth’s goals are for accessing mental health services.

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

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