Doorways is a walk-in counselling service providing rapid access to mental health and addictions counselling services ‘one session at a time’:

  • Available to children, youth and adults without an appointment or referral
  • It is primarily a walk-in service, but some locations provide same-day, next-day, or appointment-by-phone.
  • If further counselling is required, staff will work with you to provide access to additional services and supports.
  • Doorways provides information and support focused on your need.
  • Some examples of what you may want to discuss are: family, health, grief, work, relationships, stress, anxiety, depression, drinking or drug use.

Doorways is not an emergency service.  In an emergency, call 9-1-1 or the Mental Health Crisis Line at 1-888-737-4668, or proceed to the nearest emergency room department.

To find Doorways in your area:

Call 8-1-1 and a Healthline nurse will provide you with a location near you.


Visit the Service Directory at

Community Counsellors

Counsellors are available to support individuals who have mental health or substance use concerns as well as family/friends who are affected.  Please don’t hesitate to contact us regarding:

Alcohol and Drugs                                       Grief and Loss

Anxiety and Stress                                       Depression

Mental Illness                                               Parenting

Relationships                                               Sexual, Physical and Emotional Abuse

Smoking                                                       Suicide

Gender and Identity                                      Anger

Eating Disorders                                           Family Issues

Fear and Phobias                                         Gambling

Or any other concern that is affecting your mental health and wellbeing….

To find a counsellor near you:

  • Service Directory
  • Call 811 and a Healthline nurse will provide you with a contact number.

Eating Disorder Counselling:
HOPE Program = Healthy Opportunities for People with Eating Disorders

The Hope Program is for you and your family if you are 15+ and have been diagnosed with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa or other specified feeding and eating disorder.  We are available to anyone in the province by phone and we are also at the Renata Elizabeth Withers Centre for Hope on Major’s Path in St. John’s so that you can begin your journey to wellness in a trusting, supportive environment.

  • Call us at 709-777-2041
  • Talk to a physician or health care provider.  If the Hope Program is the best option for you, they can make a referral.