The Psychology Association of Saskatchewan (PAS) is aware of the great loss and tragedy that the Humboldt, Nipawin, greater Saskatchewan, and hockey communities has suffered in the past few days. We also appreciate that the impact of this tragedy is far reaching. PAS has begun to compile a list of free and clinician-identified fee-for-service mental health resources in an effort to help support the healing of these community members. Please continue to check back as this page is updated.
Services offered through Saskatchewan Health Authority
Mental Health & Addiction Services
• accept self-referrals
• accept inter-agency referrals
Humboldt District Health Complex
515 14th Avenue
(Ask for Intake Worker)
For immediate resource in Humboldt please visit: https://www.saskhealthauthority.ca/news/releases/Pages/2018/Apr/Humboldt-Counselling-Supports.aspx
800 6th Street E
In any emergency, please dial 9-1-1.
Call the HealthLine at 811 or 1-877-800-0002 for professional health advice.
• Available 24 hours
• Free of charge
• Translation in over 100 languages
• Staffed by experienced and specially trained client navigators, registered nurses, registered psychiatric nurses and social workers.
Kids Help Phone encourages young people who are affected by the tragedy to seek support.
• Counsellors are available 24/7 at 1-800-668-6868.
• People can also text SUPPORT to 686868 to reach a trained volunteer responder through Crisis Text Line powered by Kids Help Phone.
• For more information, please visit https://kidshelpphone.ca/
- A human resources consulting and technology company that takes an integrated approach to employee assistance, health, benefits and retirement needs.
- Has launched a national crisis support line that is available to anyone in need of emotional support.
-By calling the crisis line, individuals will receive crisis counselling support and/or referral to community resources. This resource is available to anyone and everyone, client or not.
Online Therapy Unit
• Provision of effective online clinical treatment programs to adult individuals experiencing mental health difficulties, with primary focus on depression and anxiety.
• Office: 1-306-337-3331
• For more information, please visit https://www.onlinetherapyuser.ca/
Limited availability. Counselling and education for grief, depression, anxiety, and coping.
Tema Conter Memorial Trust (TEMA)
• Provision of peer and psychological support for men and women of our emergency, public safety, and military services.
• Toll Free: 1-888-288-8036
• Office: 1-249-888-9991
• For more information, please visit https://www.tema.ca/
• Wounded Warriors delivers a national slate of mental health programs and services that are adaptive, innovative and evidence-informed for first responders.
• Toll Free: 1-888-706-4808
• For more information, please visit https://woundedwarriors.ca/
Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment
How Public Safety Personnel involved in the Humboldt Broncos tragedy access mental health support through this fund:
-A list of accredited and licensed Psychologists can be accessed here - http://www.skcp.ca/
-Care providers from the list of accredited and licensed Psychologists can invoice the Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment for the cost of supporting public safety personnel involved in the Humboldt Broncos tragedy.
-Please note, the Institute will only be able to pay for care until the fund has been exhausted. Care providers should contact the Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment at 306-337-2287 or Anita.Kohl@uregina.ca after the first session to notify us of pending service provision, to confirm there are still funds available, or for more information.
The Institute will also use the fund to make peer support services available for public safety personnel involved in the Humboldt Broncos tragedy.
OSI-CAN PTSD Support
OSI-CAN is a provincial support initiative for veterans and first responders dealing with Operational Stress Injury (OSI/PTSD), no formal diagnosis or referral required. Our support is also available to hospital trauma personnel, nurses and corrections officers. Additionally, we support the spouse and family of those suffering from OSI. Our services are FREE.
Visit our website at www.osican.ca
Face Book @osicanrecover
or call 1-888-495-6068 or 306-552-3801
Please see link to message from Dr. Preston Smith, Dean of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan
Message from Saskatchewan Health Authority
To all Saskatchewan Health Authority staff and physicians involved in helping the patients and families of the Humboldt Broncos, thank you. Your ability to come together and work so well as a team in the face of this horrific tragedy is admirable and appreciated by the patients and families you have so tirelessly and bravely served.
If you are feeling an emotional response, we encourage you to reach out to your family, friends, colleagues and spiritual leaders for support. If these personal supports are not available to you and/or if you require additional support to deal with an acute emotional response, please contact the Employee and Family Assistance Program at 1-844-336-3136. More information about the program can be found here.
Crisis Line Saskatoon: 306-933-6200
*NOTE: Services may be more appropriate for intervention in the long-term unless noted for acute crisis or emergencies. Also, services are fee-for-service unless noted.
Jeannette Ambrose, M.Ed., R. Psych.
Dr. Lisa Berg-Kolody, Ph.D., R.D.Psych.
Location: 1998 Central Ave, Prince Albert, SK
Mailing: Box 402, Prince Albert, SK S6V 5R7
Services: Individual psychological therapy (youth [ages 15 and up], adults, and seniors; couples therapy).
Recognized provider for RCMP.
Dr. Phil Carverhill, PhD R.D.Psych.
Carverhill Counselling & Consulting
Suite 206 - 912 Idylwyld Drive N.
Saskatoon, SK S7L 0Z6 CANADA
Services:Grief Counselling/Therapy, Trauma Debriefing, Grief Support Group Consultation, Clinical Supervision, Workshops on grief & bereavement.
Dr. Lyndsay Foster, Ph.D., R. D. Psych.
2nd Floor, Victoria Square Medical Building, Prince Albert, SK
Services: Psychotherapy for trauma and grief (age 10+)
Alexandra Froese, M.Ed., R.Psych
Horizon Psychological & Counselling Services
Christine Gatzke, M.Ed., R. Psych. (Provisional)
#25-901 1st Ave.
Services: Offered in both English and French, and can be accessed via in person, phone and/or video conferencing be extended to children (6+ years)/families and respective schools, individuals and couples. Experienced first crisis/trauma responder/clinician, offer CISM/D (critical incident), EMDR, EFT among other approaches.
www.clc-apathtohealing.ca or https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/therapists/christine-gatzke-saskatoon-sk/357085
Danielle McFadyen, M.C., R. Psych.
Saskatoon , SK
Provide psychological supports for all ages.
Individuals, Couples, Families, & Teams. Significant focus on
Grief & Loss
S. Keith Powell, M.S., R. Psych.
Prince Albert, SK and area
Services: pro bono, for emergencies
Erin Stusick, M.Ed., R. Psych.
Gryba Phillips Professional Counselling Services
Services: Trauma & grief counselling including Eye Movement Desensitzation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Heather Tomes, M.Ed., R. Psych.
Services: Crisis counselling, grief, trauma, pastoral/chaplaincy support
Fees: sliding fee scale available
Dr. Myrna Willick, PhD., R. D. Psych
Services: counselling and therapy for those with intellectual disability
Dr. Gordon J. G. Asmundson, PhD R.D.Psych.
Beve Gardner M.A. Clinical, CPCA, MPCC
Lebell and Associates Counselling 2114 College Ave. Regina, SK 1-306-359-6111
Dean Hugie, M.Ed., R. Psych.
Services: Healing through mindfulness.
Jordan Kozey, M.A. R. Psych. (provisional)
2445 Broad Street- Office #206
Regina, SK S4P 0C7
Colette Pelletier, M.Ed., R. Psych.
Services: Eye Movement Desensitzation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Dr. Murray Abrams, PhD R.D.Psych.
Dr. Murray Abrams Psychological Services
Andrea Mackay, MEd., R. Psych. (Provisional)
Services: grief counselling
Natashia Schoenroth, M.Ed., R. Psych.
Ehrlo Counselling Services
Main office: 1-306-751-2467
Direct line: 1-306-751-2466
Services: Counselling (all ages)
Judy Wright Registered Psychologist (provisional)
Services: Grief /CISD/
Prairie Psychology Services
2230 Lorne Street
Regina, SK S4P 2M7
Edwards Family Centre
333-4th Avenue North
1-306-244-5577 or 306-651-7445
Services: Offers free grief groups (see below)
Bereaved Parents of Adult Children Group
A professionally facilitated support group for parents who have experienced the death of an adult child. Participants will explore ways of living with this tragic loss, in a safe, supportive environment.
•Meets for a 6 - 8 week series
•Pre-registration required as group is limited to 10 participants
•Facilitator – Phil Carverhill Ph.D.
No fee to participate
This professionally led support group is intended to provide support and connection for those living with grief. This group is open to individuals who have experienced the loss of someone signiﬁcant in the last 2 – 48 months. The group will explore Alan D. Wolfelt's 10 Essential Touchstones for Understanding Grief, ﬁnding Hope and Healing One's Heart.
Series will run for ﬁve consecutive weeks
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Contact Anna Maria Buhr MSW
306-655-5519 or 306-655-5526 (Palliative Care Services)
no fee to participate
A Group for Grieving Teens A professionally facilitated support group for teens (13-18 yrs.) who have experienced the death of someone close to them( family member, friend or mentor). Participants will learn and explore ways of living with loss in a supportive peer environment.
Meets for an eight week series
•Facilitator is Phil Carverhill Ph.D.
•Limited capacity - registration required •
no fee to participate
contact same main contact above
The Compassionate Friends (TCF Saskatoon Chapter)
This is a self-help support group for parents and siblings 18 years of age and older, who have experienced the death of a child or sibling, any age, any cause, any race and non-denominational. This group provides an opportunity to share your grief and meet others who have experienced loss as well.
Meets on the last Tuesday of the month
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.