Applications Being Accepted for Mental Health and Addictions Funding Program

  • Health and Community Services

11 February 2020

The Department of Health and Community Services is inviting applications for the 2020 Community Addictions Prevention and Mental Health Promotion Fund Program.

Individuals, community groups and not-for-profit organizations are encouraged to apply for funding to support mental health and addictions projects. The department in partnership with the four regional health authorities administers the funding with grants available up to a maximum of $10,000 per application.

To be eligible for funding, proposed projects must focus on promoting positive mental health and well-being, suicide prevention or prevention of alcohol-related harms.

The deadline to apply is Friday, March 6. The application form and program guidelines are available online here.

For assistance with the application process, people can contact their respective regional health authority:

Central Health
Lauren Josselyn
Regional Addictions Prevention Consultant
709-489-4389
lauren.josselyn@centralhealth.nl.ca

Eastern Health (St. John’s Metro)
William Lummis
Addictions Prevention Consultant
709-752-4030
william.lummis@easternhealth.ca

Eastern Health (Rural Avalon and Peninsulas)
Tammy Butler
Regional Addictions Prevention Consultant
709-786-5230
tammy.butler@easternhealth.ca

Labrador-Grenfell Health
Tina Coombs
Regional Addictions Prevention and Mental Health Promotion Consultant
709-454-0521
tina.coombs@lghealth.ca

Western Health
Tara Welsh
Regional Mental Health Promotion Consultant
709-634-4171 or 709-634-4927
tarawelsh@westernhealth.nl.ca

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“This is a wonderful program. It gives individuals and groups the opportunity to host events promoting mental health and wellness in their own communities. I encourage everyone to learn more about the program and apply.
Honourable John Haggie
Minister of Health and Community Services

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Community Addictions Prevention and Mental Health Promotion Fund Program

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Media contact
Kathy Dicks-Peyton
Health and Community Services
709-729-6986, 699-1982
kathydickspeyton@gov.nl.ca

2020 02 11 2:35 pm