PFY Connect supports timely access to counselling therapy for youth ages 14 to 24.
A youth in need of support will make an initial connection to our designated staff team which includes a social worker – through a simple referral process. They will then be assessed to ensure the appropriate counselling need is met and then PFY staff will reach out on behalf of the youth to a licensed counselling therapist and make the first appointment for the consenting youth. Follow up will occur with the youth from PFY to confirm appointment and address any barriers to attending, such as transportation. If needed, PFY will support up to 8 sessions of private counselling therapy. This initiative fills a specific gap in mental health support for youth.
Integrated Service Delivery (ISD) for children and youth with emotional, behavioural, and mental health issues. The Integrated Services Delivery (ISD) approach involves close collaboration among team members and participating departments (i.e. Education and Early Childhood Development, Social Development, Health, Public Safety, school districts and regional health authorities). ISD Child and Youth (C&Y) Team members work closely with student services staff in schools. A variety of services are available, and may be delivered in schools and community settings.
Kids Help Phone is a great organization where youth can get support 24/7 by phone, online chat, and text. They have lots of online resources and can even help you find help in your community. There are lots of information pages about topics related to mental health and mental illnesses too. Check it out!
Chimo is a provincial crisis phone line, that is accessible 24hrs a day, 365 days a year to all residents of New Brunswick. CHIMO can help you by providing a listening ear, helpful information, crisis intervention and referrals to over 4000 resources in the province of N.B. Our service is non-judgmental and confidential.
The Link Program enables individuals with any kind of issues to access local help services through a Link Companion. We want to give a person the opportunity to resolve his or her issues before they escalate and lead to a more serious situation.