Burin Peninsula Community Coalition for Mental Health and Wellness

What we do

The goal of the Burin Peninsula Community Coalition for Mental Health and Wellness is to foster a healthy community for all citizens, encompassing positive mental health and wellness with a specific focus on suicide awareness, suicide prevention, suicide intervention and suicide postvention.
The coalition also does the following:

  • Promotes mental health and addictions awareness with the goal of reducing stigma and improving quality of life
  • Improves access to services through promotion of local services and identification of resource needs
  • Develops a community action plan for addressing suicide through prevention, intervention and postvention strategies

How to access this service

Anyone with an interest in mental health can express interest in joining by contacting the chair, Glenda Webber.

The current membership includes people from:

  • The town of Burin
  • The town of Grand Bank
  • The town of Marystown
  • The town of Fortune
  • The town of St. Lawrence
  • The town of Parker’s Cove
  • The YMCA
  • The Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • Eastern Health
  • An individual with lived experience
  • The department of Children, Seniors & Social Development
  • The Newfoundland and Labrador English School District
  • Clergy

How to reach us

Telephone: 709-752-4336 or 709-752-4602 Glenda Webber, regional director, Mental Health and Addictions – community division

Telephone: 709-466-5721 Evelyn Tilley, program manager, Mental Health and Addictions, community services – peninsulas teams

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Last updated: 2020-05-28