Mental Wellness and Substance Use Services - Education and Prevention
Training, prevention, consultation and capacity building, school-based prevention, and information for parents, professionals and the general public.
This information outlines the potential risks and gives suggestions for how to take care of yourself if you choose to use cannabis.
Fentanyl and Naloxone Information
Across Canada drug-related overdoses and deaths have become a serious concern. Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley and his team are working to raise awareness and provide education on the danger of fentanyl and other high-potency opioid drugs.
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder prevention
Prevention Services has developed a range of initiatives related to the prevention of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in the Yukon.
Information for parents
Tools for parents who are looking for ways to help their children make healthy choices in their life.
Mental Health Week
Mental Health Week is an annual event, taking place the first week in May. The intent is to raise awareness of mental health issues, promote positive mental health, and reduce the associated stigmas.
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.
Resource centre & services for professionals
Prevention Services has a wide variety of resources on addiction issues and related topics that are available for loan to professionals.
Resources for general public
Addiction Prevention Consultants are available to talk with anyone who would like more information on addictions. We have a wide variety of information and can assist parents, students, and any member of the general public to find the information that they need. This service is confidential.
There are several means by which Prevention Services supports alcohol and drug education provided by the Department of Education in the schools.
Mental Wellness and Substance Use Services - Prevention
Toll Free (Yukon, Nunavut and NWT); 1-866-456-3838
Mental Wellness and Substance Use Services - Prevention (H-7)
Health & Social Services, Government of Yukon
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6
Location: Sarah Steele Building |609 Steele Street | Whitehorse, Yukon [map]