Pathways Community Mental Health


Pathway Community Mental Health Program is a collaborative service with Southern Health/Santé Sud, providing a welcoming, client-based and recovery oriented service for individuals and families experiencing mental health difficulties.  The program provides community-based clinical support services across all age groups including child and adolescent, adult and geriatric populations.  Individual practitioners and program teams consult with psychiatrist specialists in delivering leading practice community mental health services.

What is Mental Health?

  • Feeling good about yourself
  • Being able to cope with daily life
  • Having healthy relationships with others
  • Enjoying life
  • Taking responsibility for your feelings and actions
  • Being able to “bounce back” or recover from difficult situations

What is Mental Illness?

  • A disorder of the brain which can affect a person’s ability to think, relate to others and cope with life’s demands
  • Has many possible causes, some of which are not well understood
  • Can occur at any age

Positive mental health – feeling well, function well and being resilient in the face of life’s challenges – improves the quality of life and is an important part of overall health and well-being, even when there are ongoing limitations caused by mental health problems and illnesses.

Community Mental Health Services

Assessment, counseling, education and referral services are available to adults, children, seniors and teens when mental health is a concern … affecting the home, school, work or social life.  Psychiatry and psychology consultations are available in the region when necessary, following an assessment.

Services are provided in various communities across the region.  Specialists services may only be available in certain locations.

Are you dealing with a mental health concern?  Contact an ACCESS worker: 1-888-310-4593

Community Mental health Crisis Services

Our professional service provides a broad range of confidential and voluntary crisis intervention.

A crisis may lead to feelings of:

  • Anger
  • Fear
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Uncertainty
  • Loss of control

We will assist you to resolve the current crisis and explore the possibilities of new coping mechanisms for the future.

If you would like to speak with someone immediately, refer to one of these two numbers:

EAST      1-888-617-7715 or 204-326-9276 (Steinbach)

For the following communities and/or nearby

  • Dominion City
  • Île-des-Chênes
  • Falcon Lake
  • Grunthal
  • La Broquerie
  • Lorette
  • Niverville
  • Sprague
  • St. Pierre-Jolys
  • Ste. Agathe
  • Ste. Anne
  • Steinbach
  • Vita

WEST  1-866-588-1697 or 204-857-6369 (Portage la Prairie) or 204-325-9700 (Winkler)

For the following communities and/or nearby

  • Altona
  • Carman
  • Crystal City
  • Elie
  • Emerson
  • Gladstone
  • La Salle
  • MacGregor
  • Manitou
  • Marius
  • Miami
  • Morden
  • Morris
  • Notre Dame de Lourdes
  • Oak Bluff
  • Pilot Mound
  • Portage la Prairie
  • Rosenort
  • Somerset
  • St. Claude
  • St. Jean Baptiste
  • Starbuck
  • Swan Lake
  • Winkler

Or attend your local emergency department for immediate assistance