Mental Wellness Toolkit

Mental Wellness Toolkit

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Mental Wellness Toolkit

TWN Mental Wellness Toolkit

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. The news has been very triggering for many of us, the impacts are multi-generational and has affected individuals in different ways.

The following TWN Crisis Response Plan is for staff and community members who are worried about their own safety and safety of others and the ability to cope with traumatic triggers.

If you have witnessed any of the following, please call the contacts below for support:

  • Someone talking about plans to hurt themselves
  • Talking about ‘ending things’ or ‘not wanting to be here anymore’
  • Wishing they were dead
  • Collecting items with which to hurt themselves
  • Becoming extremely withdrawn in the wake of a tragedy

If you or anyone you know is looking for support services for counselling or urgent after hours care please do reach out to the following contacts. 

During business hours the following TWN counsellors can do in-person or distance risk assessments and referrals and counselling services:

  • First contact: Amy Vaughan 604 355 3507
  • Second contact: Mahara Allbrett 604 353 8193

After business hours, call 911 if someone is suicidal, or reach out to the following: 

ResourcePhone Number
KUU US Crisis Services Society1-800-588 8717
National Indian Residential School Crisis Line1-866-925-4419 / 1-800-721-0066 (toll free)
Native Youth Crisis Line1-877-209-1266
Tsow-Tun-Le-Lum (cultural support and counselling)1-888-403-3123
Hope for Wellness Helping Line1-855-242-3310
Crisis Center of BC1-800-784-2433
Kids Help Phone1-800-668-6868 or text 686868
Crisis Text Line741741

See here for the full TWN Mental Wellness Toolkit.

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