Community Health & Wellness Services During COVID-19
In line with Squamish Nation & First Nations Health Authority’s guidelines during the Covid-19 Pandemic, the Community Health & Wellness team is providing face-to-face sessions, phone and online (Jennifer & Shayna) counselling sessions. Please give us a call during business hours to be connected to
North Shore 604-982-0332
Heather: Addiction counselling (Mon-Wed)
Jennifer: Mental wellness & addiction counselling (Mon & Wed)
(screening & diagnoses, example: depression, anxiety)
If you are in crisis or having suicidal thoughts, please call KUU-US Crisis line
at 1-800-588-8717 available 24/7
Cell Phone Apps
o SoberTool: If you have a craving, the app will guide you towards a message of staying sober and help address the cause of the craving.
o Sober Grid: Sober social networking, badges for recovery time, 24/7 peer support.
o I Am Sober: Sobriety date tracker, pledges, trigger analyzer, network of support. Free, subscription cost for premium features.
o Mood Tools: safety planning diary, helpful for those living with depression and/or thinking about suicide and how to stay safe.
o Super Better: Motivates users through games that have achievable goals. The tools can be applied to life when the going gets tough.
o Calm & Mindshift: sleep, meditations, take charge of your anxiety and learn healthy thinking patterns.
Bounce Back BC: s a free skill-building program designed to help adults and youth 15+ manage low mood, mild to moderate depression, anxiety, stress or worry. Available online or over the phone with a coach, you will get access to tools that will support you on your path to mental wellness. They are currently offering mental health check-in quiz for adults and youth (15+) www.Bouncebackbc.ca
How Does Telephone / Online Counselling Work?
Telephone or online Counselling/therapy is a structured therapeutic relationship, where the client and therapist speak on the telephone or through an online service rather than meeting in person. Sessions are with the same therapist and usually take place weekly. The therapist is in a private location to ensure that the conversation is confidential.
Telephone counselling is a growing trend in which psychotherapists and psychologists support clients over the phone or online. Clients rate their counselling relationship similarly to in-person visits.