Culturally Focused Mental Health &
Substance Use Support

First Nations and Indigenous Peoples in the Sea to Sky Corridor can find and access culturally focused mental health and substance use care locally. View resources that provide mental health and substance use support to local First Nations community members.

Provincial Resources
 

First Nations Health Authority

COVID19 Wellness Resources

 

Counselling - First Nations Health Benefits Mental Health Provider List

First Nations Virtual Doctor of the Day - virtual health care and referral support for First Nations people who do not have a doctor or can't get an appointment. Doctors available daily by phone (video)

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Call 1-855-344-3800 to book

Virtual Substance Use & Psychiatry Service - support in addictions medicine and psychiatry for First Nations people in BC and their family members. Referral from a health and wellness provider or the First Nations Virtual Doctor of the Day is required.

Call: 1-866-913-0033

Overdose Prevention & Harm Reduction

BC Aboriginal Child Care Society

Líl̓wat Nation
 

Líl̓wat Health & Healing

Delivers holistic community health services that are guided by the principals and values of Nt̓ákmen  (Our Way), integrating traditional ways into all its practices.

Addresses community members needs through all stages of life.

Offers:

  • Health Fairs

  • Counselling

  • Addiction Services

Community wellness goals are met through programs delivered by four separate sub-departments: Community Health, Home and Community Care, Maternal and Child Health, and Traditional Healing.

Visit: www.lilwat.ca

Call: 604-894-6656

Líl̓wat R.E.C. Centre

Provides programs for residents and visitors to Lillooet.

www.lillooet-rec-centre

Sk̲wx̲wú7mesh L̓il̓wat7úl Cultural Centre (SLCC)

Indigenous Youth Ambassador (IYA) Program

www.slcc.ca

Indian Residential School Survivors Society (IRSSS)

 

IRSSS provides essential services to Residential School Survivors, their families, and those dealing with Intergenerational traumas.

Services include:

  • Counselling

  • Health Support

  • Cultural Support

Visit www.irsss.ca

Call: 1-800-721-0066

National Indian Residential School Survivors Crisis Line

1-866-925-4419

Southern Stl’atl’imx
 

Southern Stl'atl'imx Health Society

SSHS Mental Wellness Program addresses the emotional and mental health of the women, men and children of N̓Quatqua, Skatin, Samahquam and Xax̓sta.

Mental Wellness services:

  • Counselling

  • Referrals to regional mental health services

  • Referrals to other health care providers

  • Cultural and mental wellness programming for youth

  • Liaising with other agencies such as MCFD

Visit: www.sshs.ca

Sea to Sky Community Services 

Community Victim Services

Free and confidential service in the Southern Stl’atl’imx Communities for women, men, youth and children who have been victims of:

  • Violence in relationships

  • Family violence

  • Sexual assault (recent or historic)

  • Child sexual abuse

  • Criminal harassment (stalking)

Email: tanya.sinnes@sscs.ca

Call: 604-967- 3994 

YÚUSTWAY Health, Wellness, & Recreation 

  • Alternative Healing & Wellness Services 

  • Counselling

  • Mental Health Intake Services 

  • Addiction Services

Call: 604-892-0332

www.squamish.net

Stitsma Employment & Training Centre 

Call 604-892-5166

1221 Chief Billy Drive, Open daily offering support to Squamish Nation members in finding employment. www.squamish.net

AYAS MEN MEN Child and Family Services

Call: 604-980-4111 or www.squamish.net

Sk̲wx̲wú7mesh L̓il̓wat7úl Cultural Centre (SLCC)

Indigenous Youth Ambassador (IYA) Program. www.slcc.ca

First Nations
Counselling & Treatment

WAVAW Indigenous Counselling

One-to-one counselling for Indigenous people of marginalized genders seeking health, wellness, and safety.

Call: 604-255-6344

Indigenous Counselling

Tsow-Tun Le Lum Helping House 

Substance Abuse and Trauma Treatment Centre

Cultural Support Team and Counselling Staff are offering outreach services by virtually or by phone.

Visit: www.tsowtunlelum.org

Tsow-Tun Le Lum Crisis Line

1-888-403-3123 

Counselling - First Nations Health Benefits Mental Health Provider List

 

DUDES Club

The DUDES Club is a proven model for Indigenous men’s wellness promotion that builds solidarity and brotherhood, enabling men to regain a sense of pride and purpose in their life. Call: 778-244-8363

Talking Circle: Mondays 2-3pm

Gatherings: Thursdays 4-5pm

Email: info@dudesclub.ca

Mental Health & Substance Use Support - General (available to everyone)
Counselling / Therapy / Outreach / Harm Prevention

Online Self-Care support resources - click self-care

Find a certified counsellor or subsidized private counselling near you - Find a Counsellor

Medical Clinics & Hospitals in the Sea to Sky Corridor - Find a Doctor

Child & Youth Mental Health (CYMH)Intake Clinic Information

The Ministry of Children and Family Development's CYMH teams provide a range of mental health assessment and treatment options for children and youth (0-18 years of age) and their families at no cost.

  • Squamish Intake, 604-892-1400 - Tuesday 9-11:30 a.m. & Wednesday 1– 3:30 p.m.​

  • Whistler Intake, 604-894-2091 - Thursdays  3:30– 5:00 p.m.

  • Pemberton Intake, 604-894-2091 - Wednesday 1–3:00 p.m. & Thursday 9-11:00 a.m.

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) Mental Health & Substance Use (19 years of age and over) - Intake Clinic Information

VCH is committed to improving the health and access to culturally safe healthcare of the Indigenous people in our region.

 

Sea to Sky Corridor - Community Service Agencies that offer mental health and substance use support.

Substance Use & Addiction Services

Find links to Outreach & Peer supports, Needle Exchange, Safe Use apps, Naloxone Kits, Overdose Prevention, Harm Reduction, and Local Support Groups (like AA & NA).

Inclusion of resources is not a recommendation or endorsement by the curators of this site.