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Date updated: May 3, 2022

Lifewise Mental Health Peer Services – was known as CHANNAL

NOTE: The Consumer Health Awareness Network of Newfoundland and Labrador, formerly known as CHANNAL, will now go by the name Lifewise Mental Health Peer Services. Lifewise is run for and by people with mental health and addiction issues.

Lifewise is proud to offer Peer Support services throughout Newfoundland & Labrador in a variety of formats. Facilitated by trained staff, Peer Support is the act of supporting one another through the connection of similar experiences, with no hierarchy or power dynamics. Peer Support OFFERED: Shared support (group discussions), Wellness Workshops, Peer Group Support (In Person or Virtual), Family Support Groups, Individual 1:1 Support, The Warmline, Community Peer Support, Public Education and Doorways (in partnership with the Regional Health Authorities).

There are both In Person and Peer Support Virtual Groups.  Peers can register on the day of the virtual group by emailing   A separate e-mail must be sent to attend each group.

Lifewise Warm Lines

Toll Free: 1-855-753-2560  English

Local: 753-2560 (St. John’s metro) English

Open 7 days a week, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm (midnight)

Toll Free: 1-833-753-5460 French



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