Mental Health Services

Mount Carmel Clinic Multicultural Wellness Program
886 Main St
Winnipeg, MB R2W 5L4
Phone: (204) 582-2311 primary care and other services
Multicultural Wellness Program Appointments only 589-9420.
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  • The MCC Multicultural Wellness Program offers linguistically appropriate culturally sensitive counseling to immigrants and refugees for crises related to life in Canada or personal circumstances.
  • Services include counseling and follow-up, information and referral to other social services, advocacy, and education and awareness on adaptation issues and culture shock are offered in a variety of languages.

N.E.E.D.S Inc.
251- A Notre Dame Avenue
Winnipeg MB R3B 1N8
Phone: (204) 940-1260 Fax: (204) 940-1272
Contact: Selamawi 940-1267
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There is a psychiatric nurse and counsellors at Needs Inc. to address the special needs of war affected children and youth who are school age.

Nor’West Community Health Centre
A Woman’s Place
200-323 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg MB, R2X 2T4
Phone: (204) 940- 6624
Fax: (204) 940-1971
Contact: Kim Storeshaw
Immigrant Women’s Counseling Services (IWCS)
Phone: (204) 940-2172

A Woman’s Place Program offers support workers for women in high need/high risk situations and accompaniment to access community services based on an assessment of need. Female interpreters trained in legal and medical terminology and domestic violence issues are available.

New Immigrant Chai Centre Inc.
Chai For Men
356 Hargrave Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2J9
Phone: (204) 415-2550
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We have many volunteers who are a mix of long time Canadians from many different backgrounds and careers. Some of the fundamentals of Canadian life that we cover include dealing with culture shock, financial decisions, health care issues, and rights and responsibilities of living in Canada.

The Cross Cultural Mental Health Specialist

  • Provides assistance to persons 18 years of age or older with mental health difficulties who may be refugees or recent immigrants to Canada and experience language or cultural barriers that limit their access to or use of other services.
  • There is no waiting list for clients to be assessed by the Cross Cultural Mental Health Specialist. Clients can often be seen within a 48 hours period. This specialist can provide brief therapy for clients, case management for assessment of client needs, planning for service and to provide interventions as well as supportive counseling on an ongoing basis. This specialist consults or refers to the community psychiatry consultation service as needed.
  • To apply for a cross cultural mental health services for your client you must apply through the central intake. However service providers can contact the cross-cultural mental health specialist directly for consultation purposes.

The Family Centre
01-393 Portage Avenue, Portage Place
Winnipeg, MB R3B 3H6
Phone: (204) 947-1401
Fax: (204) 947-2128
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We provide comprehensive family support services including assessment, information, advocacy, case co-ordination and/or management, support through a transition or crisis to families with diverse needs.

WRHA Cross Cultural Mental Health Specialist
Ms. Laura Coogan
763 Portage Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3G ON2
Phone: (204) 940-6654
Fax: (204) 940-2644