Mental Health Services
Mental Health Services is a community mental health clinic offering assessment, individual and group therapy, supportive counselling and referral services for a wide range of emotional and behavioural problems and mental illnesses. Mental health professionals work to provide assistance in managing depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorders.
Requests for marital counselling, parenting skills and substance abuse counselling are likely to be referred to other agencies specializing in services for these problems.
Mental Health Services also provides funding to Yukon Family Services Association (a community counselling agency.)
Counsellors/therapists from Mental Health Services and Yukon Family Services travel to the communities outside of Whitehorse on a regular basis to provide services.
Services are confidential.
Mental Illness Awareness Week
Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) is an annual national public education campaign designed to help end the stigma and open the eyes of Canadians to the reality of mental health. Health and Social Services in partnership with local agencies are contributing to the national effort by organizing awareness events during that week. Awareness and prevention are priorities of the Mental Wellness Strategy.
Mental Wellness Strategy 2016-2026: Forward Together
The Yukon Mental Wellness strategy is a 10-year strategy addressing mental wellness in Yukon, and provides the overall direction for system response and improvement. This is a living document, and implementation activities recognize and build upon past and current work within Yukon, from First Nation partners, as well as the learnings from other Canadian and international jurisdictions.
Mental Health Caregiver's Support Group
Are you caring or supporting a friend or family member with a mental illness? Come to our caregiver support group.
Mental Health Act
The Mental Health Act deals with the involuntary assessment and admission of people with a mental disorder who are at risk of harming themselves or another person. Consent to treatment by people with a mental disorder is generally dealt with under the Care Consent Act.
Reality Rules! a Yukon Early Psychosis Intervention website. Psychosis is a serious condition that affects the mind. It can be treated. Recognition, early Intervention and Access to supports will get and keep Life on track.
- A Child and Youth Mental Health and Addictions Framework for the Yukon: This framework was developed through a partnership of researchers from McMaster and Dalhousie Universities, and a working group from across Yukon HSS and Education departments, KDFN and the CYFN.
- Final research report: A child and youth mental health and addictions framework for the Yukon
Mental Health Forms
Mental Health Services
Toll Free (Yukon, Nunavut and NWT); 1-800-661-0408 ext. 8346
Mental Health Services (4 HospRd)
Health & Social Services, Government of Yukon
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6
Location: 4 Hospital Rd. | Whitehorse, Yukon [map]