Health promotion staff at Labrador-Grenfell Health are pleased to provide educational activities, presentations, displays and consultations for individuals, groups, schools, workplaces, communities, etc. We offer a wide range of topics about mental well-being, illness and addiction. 

We encourage you to contact us to discuss your interests and how we can assist.


Training and Development Resources

The Mental Health and Addictions Department at Labrador-Grenfell Health is pleased to offer a variety of workshops, training programs and presentation to the general public. 

Workshops and Training Programs:

This 2-day training course is for anyone aged 16 or older who wants to be able to provide suicide first aid. The ASIST model teaches effective intervention skills while helping to build suicide prevention networks in the community. 

This 3-hour introductory workshop will highlight the most promising interventions and strategies for supporting people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

Topics include:

  • Introduction to FASD
  • Understanding challenges
  • Working from a strengths perspective
  • Effective strategies

This 1-day workshop provides basic information and awareness in the area of substance use and addiction.

*This workshop is a prerequisite for Review of Clinical Issues in Addictions and Youth and Drugs.

Topics include:

  • Lived experience
  • Recovery
  • Stigma
  • Drug trends
  • Treatment
  • Resources
  • High risk groups
  • Drug classifications
  • Helpful caregiver attitudes
  • Addictions and the family.

This 2-day training course was developed to help people provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health problem or is experiencing a mental health crisis.

This course trains people to provide mental health first aid to a person until appropriate professional help is received or until the crisis is resolved.

Topics include:

  • Mood disorders
  • Substance use disorder
  • Suicidal behavior
  • Reactions to traumatic events
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Overdoses
  • Psychotic episodes
  • Panic attacks

This 2-day training course focuses on mental health problems and first aid for youth ages 12 to 24.  The information in this course is meant for educational professionals, health care providers, parents and other adults in the identification of mental health problems and appropriate first aid intervention strategies.

Topics include:

  • Mood disorders
  • Substance use disorder
  • Suicidal behavior
  • Reactions to traumatic events
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Deliberate self-injury
  • Psychosis
  • Overdoses
  • Psychotic episodes
  • Panic attacks

This 1-day workshop provides an introduction to Motivational Interviewing (MI).  Motivational Interviewing is a way of talking with people about change that was first developed for the field of addictions.

This approach has broadened and become a favored approach for use with a wide variety of populations in many different settings.

This 2-day workshop reviews clinical issues in addictions.

Topics include:

  • Basic communication skills
  • Basic assessment
  • Relapse prevention
  • Recovery process
  • Initial interview with substance dependent individuals
  • Motivational strategies
  • Process of change

This 2-day workshop provides individuals working with youth enhanced knowledge and skills in the areas of identification, assessment and case management of young people experiencing problems as a result of substance use. 

Topics include:

  • Stages of use
  • Basic assessment
  • Goal setting
  • Psycho-social development and tasks of adolescence
  • Risk and protective factors
  • Importance of motivation in working with youth
  • Initial interview with substance dependent individuals.

Staff training for the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course and the Mental Health First Aid– For Adults who Interact With Youth course was funded by the International Grenfell Association.



In this 2.5-hour presentation you will learn what stigma is, mental illness vs. mental health, warning signs and how to help.


In this 2-hour presentation, participants will openly deal with the stigma around suicide and focus on the question, “should we talk about suicide?” 

Topics include:

  • How suicide is a serious community health problem that is often misunderstood
  • How personal and community beliefs about suicide affect suicide stigma and safety
  • How to get involved in life protection, preservation and promotion activities in the community


Mental Health & Addictions offers various presentations throughout the region. Some presentation topics include:

  • Eating Disorders                          
  • Mental Health in the Classroom
  • Mood Disorders
  • Opioids & Overdose
  • Mental Health and Wellness
  • Youth and Substance Abuse
  • Cannabis
  • Stress Management
  • Mindfulness


Rethink that Drink is an educational campaign that encourages adults to make more informed choices about their alcohol consumption. It promotes the key messages from Canada’s Low Risk Drinking Guidelines. Banners with information on this campaign help to bring awareness to alcohol consumption.

*Funding for Rethink that Drink campaign was provided by the International Grenfell Association.


If you are interested in any of these workshops, presentations, or banner bugs; please contact Tina Coombs at (709)454-0521 or or contact your local Mental Health & Addictions office.
Please select one of the following communities to view local contact information.

Churchill Falls Community Clinic

(709) 925-3377


Strait of Belle Isle Health Centre

(709) 456-2401 (ext. 6242)


Labrador South Health Centre

(709) 931-2450 (ext. 231)


Labrador Health Centre

(709) 897-2343


Hopedale Community Clinic

(709) 933-3388


Nunatsiavut Government – Department of Health & Social Development Building

(709) 933-3376


Labrador West Health Centre

(709) 285-8251


Makkovik Community Clinic

(709) 923-2207


Nain Community Clinic

(709) 922-2912 (ext. 212)


Mental Health Building

(709) 922-2184


Natuashish Community Clinic

(709) 478-8834


Port Hope Simpson Community Clinic

(709) 960-0234


White Bay Central Health Centre

(709) 457-2215 (ext. 234)


Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital

(709) 454-0326


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