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MindCare New Brunswick

Healthy Minds, Healthy Lives.

A friend of mine once said, ‘Grief can make you bitter or better’ – and I chose better.
   -Sheila “Nanny” Levesque      Read Nanny’s story


The Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation, under its MindCare New Brunswick banner, raises and distributes funds to numerous programs across New Brunswick that promote mental wellness and provide expert services to those living with mental illness. A major funder of community mental health initiatives, MindCare NB is a committee of the Board of Directors of the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation and considers applications for funding under the following four categories: 

  1. Therapeutic and/or Treatment Programs
  2. Education Scholarships
  3. Research Funding
  4. Transformational Funding

Therapeutic and/or Treatment Programs

MindCare grants financial support Mental Health therapeutic and/or treatment programs (formerly known as Skate To Care Funding). 

Treatment and/or therapeutic programs may include:

  • Socialization
  • Community integration & mobilization
  • Physical wellness
  • Life skills, workplace skills
  • Mental Health First Aid sessions

Applications will be considered from public health professionals (i.e.: Horizon and Vitalité Health Authorities) and community-based not-for-profit or charitable organizations. Funding should be focused on end-users.

Deadline for Submisson: February 15th 2018

Download the MindCare Theraputic Funding application form

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MindCare Research Grant  

The Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation is currently reviewing its granting program and at this time are not accepting further applications for Research funding.

The Foundation is very pleased with the research initiatives completed to date, and as one of our five pillars of healthcare, we are proud to support research on mental health issues in our community. We appreciate your patience through this evaluation period, and please visit our website regularly for updates to this program.

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Transformational Funding

The Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation is currently reviewing its granting program and at this time are not accepting any further applications for Transformational Funding. The Foundation has funded the following transformational projects in the past, and we appreciate your patience through this evaluation period. Please visit our website regularly for updates to this program.

Saint John Area: The implementation and Impact of a “One Stop Shop” approach to Youth Wellbeing and Mental Health at the KV Oasis Youth Centre: A pilot project
Submitted by: Dr. Wendy Stewart et al
Awarded 2017

Moncton Area: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Patients with Depression Provided in a Primary Care Setting 
Submitted by: Dr. Dinesh Bhalla & Ms. Jill Leblanc-Farquharson 
Awarded 2016

Saint John Area: Stay Strong Program
Submitted by: Dr. Satyendra Satyanarayana
Awarded 2015

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Education Scholarships  

The MindCare Committee is currently reviewing its scholarship granting program. Undergraduate scholarships will not be offered in the Spring of 2018. Please stay tuned for more information on coming Graduate and Post-Graduate Scholarship Opportunities.

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Franklin MindCare Scholarship

To meet rising human resource needs in the field of mental health, a scholarship has been established by MindCare New Brunswick in honour of two New Brunswick philanthropists, Janice Franklin and the late Mitchell Franklin.

The goal of the Franklin MindCare Scholarship is to foster excellence in mental health care within the Province of New Brunswick by increasing the human resource pool of skilled professionals. This non-renewable award of $2,800 is governed by the following terms of reference and qualifying criteria.

Terms of Reference:

The scholarship is established to assist in training mental health professionals who will practice in New Brunswick. These professionals would include: Medical Doctors, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, Clinical Psychologists, Nurses and support staff in addiction restraint and in occupational therapy related to mental illness.

Financial assistance would be offered to graduate students showing a positive and direct interest in offering their services to mental health care and development in New Brunswick. Assistance would help pay for university courses and related expenses.

Qualifying Criteria:

  • Applicants shall have New Brunswick roots, ideally shown by residence in the Province prior to attending university.
  • Applicants shall have completed a degree at university.
  • Applicants shall have a commitment to mental health care in the Province of New Brunswick.

Deadline: May 1, 2018,     View Application

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