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Partnership Programs

BounceBack Reclaim Your Health

BounceBack: Reclaim your Health is delivered through the Canadian Mental Health Association, Manitoba and Winnipeg in partnership with the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority. A diagnosis is not required to participate in BounceBack. There are two evidence-based, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) interventions that the BounceBack program employs. The first is a psycho-educational video (online or DVD) for anyone wanting to improve their mental health by learning new techniques to reduce symptoms.

The second intervention is a referral from an individual’s family doctor or nurse practitioner in the IERHA region to the telephone-coaching component of the program. Once referred, individuals are provided access to CBT-based workbooks and connected to a Bounce Back Coach for up to 5 sessions. During these sessions, individuals have the ability to check-in, problem-solve, and discuss their learning. Within the health care/mental health care system, BounceBack provides a preventative role in the treatment of mental health problems, helping individuals in the short-term, but with long-term positive effects.

When/Where: Comfort of your own home or other choice location after being registered.

Cost: Free.

Who is it for: BounceBack is a mental health program for individual’s 18 and over experiencing low mood, depression, stress, worry and/or anxiety.

How to access: If you would like more information on how to access BounceBack, visit, call the BounceBack line at 1-844-733-8181 or talk to your primary health care provider to see if they are involved in BounceBack programming. Scroll to the bottom of the page linked above to find a downloadable list of current primary health care providers who are involved in the program.

BounceBack for Youth

BounceBack for Youth is a free, evidence-based, self-help program for adolescents, 15–17 years old, experiencing low mood, mild to moderate depression or anxiety, stress or worries.

How to access: If you would like more information on how to access Bounce Back,visit call the BounceBack line at 1-844-733-8181 or talk to your primary health care provider to see if they are involved in BounceBack programming. This is not a counselling or crisis resource. 

  • If you are in crisis or need to speak to someone right away contact: 24-hour Crisis Services: •204-482-5419
  • Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 to speak with someone
  • – for chat
  • 686868 – text CONNECT

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with Mindfulness (CBTm) Classes

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is recommended as the first line treatment for most mental health difficulties. However, many individuals do not have access to CBT. There are increasing CBT self-help options (books, websites, online interactive programs etc.), however, individuals are more likely to use self-help programs when limited therapist guidance is included. Therefore, in collaboration with Clinical Health Psychology and Psychiatry Departments from the University of Manitoba, we have implemented CBTm Education Classes to allow participants to:

  • learn the basic principles of CBT
  • learn the self-help CBT resources
  • get a “head start” on CBT.

The four classes are semi-structured and provide an introduction to mindfulness, cognitive behavioral theory, thought records, exposure and behavioral activation, goal setting, problem solving, and healthy living. The classes include both information and experiential learning. Home practice is recommended weekly. Individuals can bring one natural support. Click the CBTm Classes Infographic below for more information you can print.

When/Where: One 90 minutes class per week for 4 weeks. Location varies. Please contact Central Intake for more information. (phone number below).

Cost: Free.

Who is it for: Individuals 18 years of age or older.

How to Access: If you are interested in attending the CBTm classes you can contact Central Intake at
(204) 785-7752 Ext. 1 or Toll Free: 1-866-757-6205. You do not have to be using mental health services currently in order to access this class.

CBTm Infographic 2021

Family and Couples Counselling

Community Mental Health Relational Therapy (Couple & Family) was developed in partnership with the University of Winnipeg’s Aurora Family Therapy Centre.

What is Relational Therapy?

We all have times in our relationships and in our lives when there is more rough than smooth, more down than up, when we suffer emotional pain and despair and end up with a feeling of “What’s the use?”

Sometimes the problems are between partners, parents and children, in-laws, or even employer and employee. When problems crop up between you and those you care about, relational therapy will help you find resolutions. Our therapists will work with you on your goals to help you find a satisfactory resolution to your problems.

When/Where: Services are offered from September 1 to April 30th every year.Location will be determined after the therapist return your call.

Cost: Free.

Who is it for: For couples and families who reside in the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority.

How to Access: Please call (204) 785-7716. Please leave a name, mailing address (including postal code), who referred you (you can refer yourself) and phone number you can be reached at. A therapist will call you back as soon as a space becomes available.

About our Therapists: Aurora’s therapists are senior clinical family therapy students completing their Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. They are under the supervision of an American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy approved Supervisor, and follow those professional guidelines and standards. Many of the students in this program are already established in their careers in social work, psychology, nursing, ministry or other helping professions.

Shared Care

Shared Care is a mental health program that involves primary health care providers working collaboratively with a Shared Care Mental Health Worker and a consulting psychiatrist. This collaborative model is to assist individuals with mental health difficulties by accessing mental health services in a timely manner within the familiarity of their medical clinic. This collaboration addresses the whole person and not just one aspect of their condition. The Shared Care Mental Health Worker works in the medical clinic and partners with the primary health care provider to assess and treat mental health and physical conditions. Combining this care allows individual’s to feel that, for most problems, they have come to the right place.

When/Where: Located at Beausejour Primary Care Clinic, 151- 1st St. South, Beausejour and Teulon Community Health Office, 162- 3rd Avenue SE, Teulon.

Cost: Free.

Who is it for: Individuals currently receiving care from a primary health care provider located in the Beausejour HEW Clinic, Beausejour Primary Care Clinic, or Teulon Medical Clinic.

How to Access: Access begins when a primary health care provider identifies the fact that an individual in their care is experiencing mental health difficulties. In these situations, the primary health care provider may refer the patient to the Shared Care Mental Health Worker

Community Wellness Initiative

​The Community Wellness Initiative is a collaboration between the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority and Manitoba Housing which supports the overall mental health and wellness of tenants living in public housing (Manitoba Housing) and assists tenants to bring about positive change in their communities.

The key outcome of the program is “capacity building.” Capacity building is the motivation and self-direction that a person or community possesses to bring about positive change. Capacity building includes individual capacities, community capacities and equipping staff who deliver services.

The Community Wellness Initiative offers two services: The Group Program and The Outreach Program.

Cost: There are no costs to tenants of the Manitoba Housing buildings listed below.

SelkirkAddressBeausejourAddressLac du BonnetAddress
Parkview Manor445 Eveline St.Southhaven651 James Ave.Bonny Vista Lodge75 McIntosh St.
Red River Manor215 Eaton Ave.Armstrong Manor190 3rd St.
Rotary Manor200 Fox Ave. Twin Maples601 4th St.

Towards Flourishing

Towards Flourishing promotes the mental well-being of parents and their families through the development and addition of a mental health promotion strategy to Manitoba’s Families First Home Visiting Program.  The Towards Flourishing Mental Health Promotion Strategy focuses on positive mental health as well as mental illness and distress.

Coping with Change

Postnatal Mental Health Education and Support Groups.  Prenatal classes prepare you for birth, these classes help prepare you for all of the changes that happen when a baby enters your life.  Organized by Towards Flourishing

Cost: Free

Who is it for: Parents who have a child under the age of 1 year.

How to access: For more information about a group that may be starting virtually or in your area, please call 204-785-7533.

Strongest Families Institute for Youth and Families

Strongest Families Institute (SFI) offers telephone based coaching to youth and families with no wait time for services.  Participants receive handbooks or can utilize SFI’s smart website to access information.  Group or one-on-one coaching is available. There are 4 programs available:

  • Parents Empowering Kids – Behavior Difficulties Program (for caregivers with children between the ages of 3-12)
    • This program helps parents learn to deal with common childhood behaviour problems such as temper outbursts, not listening, verbal and physical aggression and difficulties paying attention.
  • Chase Worries Away – Anxiety Program (ages 6-11)
    • This program educates parents and children about anxiety and guides them as they learn relaxation skills and how to face worry in real life.
  • Defeat Anxiety – Anxiety Program (ages 12 – 17)
    • This program educates youth and their parents about anxiety and guides them as they learn relaxation skills and how to face worry in real life.
  • Dry Nights Ahead – Nighttime Bedwetting  (ages 5 – 12)
    • This program helps children overcome bedwetting with the use of a urine alarm, reward system, and weekly telephone support from a coach.
  • Chase Pain Away – Recurrent Headache/Abdominal Pain (ages 9 – 16)
    • This program focuses on teaching stress management, avoidance of triggers, dietary modifications, appropriate use of over-the-counter medication, and with weekly telephone support from a coach.

Parents/Caregivers can enroll their children directly for (Parents Empowering Kids, Chase Worries Away, Defeat Anxiety, Dry Nights Ahead, Chase Pain Away) by filling out the SFI Universal Online Referral Form Child and Youth

If you have any questions about Strongest Families Institute, please feel free to contact Child & Adolescent Central Intake at 204-785-7752 x 2.

Strongest Families Institute for Adults

Strongest Families Institute offers telephone based coaching to adults with no wait time for services. 

  • ICAN (Conquer Anxiety and Nervousness) (ages 18+)
    • This program educates adults about anxiety and depression and guides them as they learn skills to overcome their anxiety, depression, excessive worry and guides you as you learn how to cope with major life stressors.

To access ICAN, adults can self-refer by clicking here.  Alternatively, adults can contact Adult Central Intake at 204-785-7752 x 1 and they would be happy to assist you in connecting with the ICAN program.

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