Wellness Support Line

Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association - Physician & Family Assistance Program

The Physician & Family Assistance Program – a partnership between the NLMA and Doctors of BC – is delivered by a dedicated team of physicians and clinicians specialized in supporting physicians in their health. The Program includes a 24/7, confidential helpline, short-term counselling, and referrals to specialized coaches and therapists. As well, NLMA members can avail of one-to-one peer support and peer support groups.

Families of NLMA members can also avail of the program, including spouses, domestic partners, and children under the age of 25 who live with the NLMA member or attend school full time while living away from the NLMA member.

Call 1-800-663-6729 for 24/7, confidential support and to avail of the program’s services.

To learn more, please visit: https://nlma.nl.ca/physician-wellness/physician-health-program/

Student Support Line for Learners

For UGME and PGME Learners: multilingual, free, and confidential support available 24/7, 365 days a year. 

keep.meSAFE is a resource designed to support the overall emotional health and wellbeing of students by providing real-time 24/7 access to professional counsellors as well as scheduled short-term support at no cost to you.

Read frequently asked questions for more information

Get help and advice about:

  • Being successful at school
  • Practical issues while studying
  • Relationships with friends and family
  • Language and cultural barriers
  • Stress, sadness and loneliness
  • Balancing work and school
  • Difficulty adjusting to life in Canada


Non-emergency warm line, for anyone everywhere

Thrive 1-855-753-2560 or 753-2560
Non-emergency, non-crisis telephone support and referral service. Operated by trained peer supporters. Available daily, 10:00 a.m. - midnight NST 

Emergency and Non-Crisis Services for People in Distress