In response to the ongoing announcements of the many unmarked Residential School graves across Canada, the TWN Mental Wellness team are here to provide support services. Please see here for a mental wellness toolkit.
The Ćećǝwǝt Lelǝm Helping House Mental Wellness Team provides Mental Wellness programs and resources that are compassionate, culturally appropriate, strength-based and community focus. All programs work to empower community members to be resilient, self-determined, and connected.
Counselling supports are available to Nation members of all ages. A strengths-based, client centered approach is used to support clients through difficulties such as grief and loss, trauma, addictions, Residential and Day School, and other challenging times of transition.
Through a compassionate and culturally appropriate approach, Alcohol and Drug counselling services are available to community members, with services including assessment and treatment referrals, pre-treatment and post treatment follow up, alcohol and drug education and prevention, and harm reduction education.
Expressive Arts Therapist & Counsellor
Expressive Arts Therapy, which includes writing, storytelling, visual art, movement, sounds, photography, connection with nature, or therapeutic conversation, is an experiential type of counselling where clients are invite to engage in the creative process as a frame for self-discovery. This allows the client to reflect on their habits, discover personal strengths, address challenges, and build resilience.
Supports with coordinating the giving and receiving of non-professional and non-clinical assistance from community members with similar conditions or circumstances to help contribute to positive outcomes. The peer support worker supports with referral based programming to support the community member in pursing their best possible health outcomes.
If you or someone you know is experience a mental health crisis outside of regular working hours, please call 9-1-1 or go to the closest Hospital Emergency Room. Other crisis response supports include:
- BC Crisis Line: 1-800-SUICIDE 1-800-784-2433
- Kuu-Us Aboriginal Crisis Line: 1-800-588-8717
- Indian Residential School Survivors Society Crisis Line: 1-855-925-4419
- Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program: 1-877-477-0775
- Hope For Wellness Help Line: 1-855-242-3310
- Tsow-Tun Le Lum Society: 1-888-403-3123
- Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Health Support Services: 1-855-550-5454
- First Nations Health Authority – Support Resource List