Mental Health Supports

“You plant the seed, you may not see the bloom, but you helped plant that seed for their future.” – Laverne

Laverne has been an essential part of Quint since it was created. She is a founding board member of Quint, and one of the reasons the organization has the pulse and impact it does today.

As a lifelong resident of Pleasant Hill and many years of community organizing in the core neighbourhoods,  Laverne’s leadership was an instrumental part of the vision that led to the formation of Quint. As a member of the founding Board, Laverne helped ensure that the foundation of Quint was solid with a clear strategic plan and policies that have shaped the organization as it developed in the early years.

What is mental health? Mental health has multiple meanings and everyone’s experience is different. It affects our mental, emotional and social well being along with how we act, think and feel. Our mental health guides how we make decisions, and manage stress. Trying to navigate the pandemic and the added stressors on top of daily life, has been another challenge for our well being. It can be hard to talk about these challenges, and to ask for help! 

We have put together a list of resources to help connect you to supports to manage your mental health.   

 24 Hour Telephone Supports

24 Hour Mobile Crisis – 306 933 6200
A crisis may include: 

  • Suicidal feelings, thoughts or plans
  • Child abuse and neglect (when the Ministry of Social Services – Child Protection is closed)
  • Marriage and family problems
  • Overwhelming emotions
  • Relapse of mental illness
  • Problems with drug and alcohol use and abuse
  • Worries about safety
  • Older adults/seniors in distress

24 Hour Sexual Assault Crisis Line – 306 244 2244
Calling the Crisis Line will connect you with a trained professional who will talk with you about anything from nightmares to flashbacks to recent assaults. They will provide information, referrals, and supports.

Canada Suicide Prevention Service – 1 -833 456 4566 / Text 45645 (Texting is available 4pm – midnight)

Saskatchewan Health Line – 8-1-1
HealthLine 811 is a confidential, 24-hour health information and support telephone line. Services are offered in English, with translation available in over 100 languages. It is staffed by experienced and specially trained registered nurses, registered psychiatric nurses and registered social workers who can provided mental health and addictions advice.

National Indian Residential School Crisis Line – 1–866–925–4419
Access to emotional and crisis services such as:

  • Cultural Support
  • Emotional Support
  • Professional Counselling

First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line – 1 855 242 3310
Offers immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention to all Indigenous peoples across Canada. 
Phone and chat counselling is available in:

  • Cree
  • Ojibway
  • Inuktitut

Option for online chat:  https://www.hopeforwellness.ca

Kids Help Phone – 1 800 668 6868 / Text: 686868 / Facebook Messenger chat.
Offers professional counselling, information, referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support 

2-1-1
Call 2-1-1, text 2-1-1 or go online to chat with trained professionals to help find and navigate services they need. Over 175 languages, including 17 Indigenous languages, are available over the phone.

**If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 9-1-1 !

 

Phone, Virtual and In-person Counselling Supports by Appointment 

Family Service Saskatoon – 306 244 0127
Family Service Saskatoon can provide more information and pre-book you with an appointment at the following locations:

  • Family Service Saskatoon
  • West Winds Primary Health Clinic
  • Prairie Harm Reduction
  • Axiom Career College
  • Bravo Dance Co
  • OUTSaskatoon

Métis Addictions Council of Saskatchewan – 1-877-652-8951
Offers both virtual and telephone counselling for Saskatchewan residents 

Catholic Family Services306 244 7733 
Offers virtual, telephone and in-person counselling 

Do you have a resource to add to the list?  Contact communications@quintsaskatoon.ca and let us know! 

As the organization continued to grow, Laverne’s position evolved into the  Director of Operations but she continued to oversee and guide the affordable housing program. She is also one of our main social function organizers ensuring that we maintain a strong and cohesive staff team/family, something that she prides herself on. She has worked hard to make sure staff feel included, heard and part of the decision making process within the organization.

Laverne also played a large role in organizing Quint’s community events, what she calls “the fun work”. This included launching and planning the annual Our Core Communities Shine events, numerous community BBQ’s, and anniversary celebrations.

Laverne’s impact is throughout all aspects of Quint’s programming and practices. Her legacy will be that of dedication, compassion, and perseverance, always fighting for the good of her community and the people in it. On behalf of the Quint staff, board of directors and the community at large, Laverne we are so thankful for your leadership and vision to bring Quint to reality. Your contributions will continue to transcend the 26 years you have committed to our west side core communities and beyond.

Happy Retirement!