SERVICES AND SUPPORTS

FIRST NATIONS HEALTH AUTHORITY
(FNHA)

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About FNHA Mental Health Programs Resources

MÉTIS NATION BC 
(MNBC)

NORTH OKANAGAN FRIENDSHIP CENTER SOCIETY

  • Provides outpatient counselling support for urban Indigenous population for mental  health and addictions. 

OKANAGAN INDIAN BAND
(OKIB)

  • Contact for medical and mental health supports available at the new OKIB  Medical Clinic  

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Food for Thought is a program aimed at assisting those in need by offering a selection of healthy foods and other essentials that they can take home at the end of each week, in a manner that respects all students involved. Available at W.L. Seaton, Clarence Fulton, Charles Bloom Secondary, and the Alternative Learning Program.

HOUSE OF HOPE

Need Food Assistance? We’re here to help!

If you need help please call (250) 549-4111 or visit us to make an appointment to see an intake worker. You are required to bring in the following information:


  • identification for each household member

  • proof of address

  • proof of rent

  • proof of income

Located at 3303 32 Ave Vernon downtown off the highway just behind Staples.

SUPPORT HOTLINES

KUU-US CRISIS RESPONSE SERVICE

Aboriginal Crisis Line provides 24/7 culturally-aware crisis support to Indigenous people in BC. Call 1-800-588-8717.

HOPE FOR WELLNESS HELP LINE

Toll-free 1-855-242-3310, offers 24/7 counselling and crisis intervention by phone or online chat. Available in French, English, Cree, Ojibway, and Inuktitut.

MÉTIS CRISIS LINE

1-833-638-4722, provides 24/7 mental health support, including crisis intervention and access to crisis programs.

BC 211 PHONE INFORMATION SERVICE

Provides information on government and community-based health and social services. Text or dial 2-1-1.

KIDS HELP PHONE

This hotline can provide young people with the mental health support they need during this difficult time. Text CONNECT to 686868 or call 1-800-668-6868.

HEALTHLINK BC 811

8-1-1 is a free-of-charge provincial health information and advice phone line available in British Columbia. Healthcare professionals will help you get the information you need to manage your health concerns or those of your family.

CRISIS INTERVENTION AND SUICIDE PREVENTION

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BATTERED WOMEN SUPPORT SERVICE

Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS) Crisis line remains open, providing emotional support to women experiencing gender-based domestic violence and/or uncertainty during these difficult times. Call 604-687-1867, or 1-855-687-1868.

WEB BASED RESOURCES

Anxiety Canada is a non-profit organization whose mission is to increase awareness and promote the education of anxiety disorders.  There is an entire section dedicated to youth, tips for parents of all ages, and a wealth of helpful information! Topics include: Anxiety 101 How to Chill, Facing Fears, Healthy Habits, Thinking Right, Common Problems (test anxiety, fear of needles, trouble sleeping, panic attacks, etc.)

Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre helps families navigate the mental health system, listens and offers peer support, and connects them to resources and tools. Check out the website for lots of supports.

Losing someone is hard. Mygrief.ca will help you understand and work through your grief. It was developed by families and grief experts and there are stories from people who have “been there.” BC programs and services also linked to this website.


Toll free 1-(855)-887-8004

email: info@familysmart.ca

Helps families and youth navigate mental health support systems in our community.

APP BASED RESOURCES

These resources are APPs that you can download onto your personal device.

DESTRESSIFY APP

Stress Relief

Anxiety Canada is a non-profit organization whose mission is to increase awareness and promote the education of anxiety disorders.  There is an entire section dedicated to youth, tips for parents of all ages, and a wealth of helpful information! Topics include: Anxiety 101 How to Chill, Facing Fears, Healthy Habits, Thinking Right, Common Problems (test anxiety, fear of needles, trouble sleeping, panic attacks, etc.)

HEADSPACE APP

Mindfulness

Meditation has been shown to help people stress less, focus more and even sleep better. Headspace is meditation made simple. We’ll teach you the life-changing skills of meditation and mindfulness in just a few minutes a day.

INSIGHT TIMER APP

Mindfulness

Home to thousands of free guided meditations on topics such as self-compassion, nature and stress.

MINDSHIFT APP

Coping with Anxiety

This App is from Anxiety BC and is the #1 psycho-educational app in the WORLD right now! Designed to help teens and young adults cope with anxiety. This App includes strategies to help you take charge of your anxiety.