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News & Events NVHA Mental Health and Wellness on Standby

During this difficult time, NVHA Mental Wellness staff will be on standby. If you would like to reach out for services or just someone to talk to, please call us at the Gitwinksihlkw Health Center: 250-633-2611.

The following resources are also available:

  • KUU-US Crisis Line Society: a 24-hour provincial Indigenous crisis line. Adults call 250-723-4050; children and youth call 250-723-2040. Toll-free 1-800-588-8717.
  • First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line: Phone toll-free 1-855-242-3310 or chat online at ca.
  • The Métis Crisis Line: available 24 hours a day at 1-833-MétisBC, 1-833-638-4722.
  • Tsow Tun Le Lum: Phone 1-888-403-3123 to access the following cultural supports: Levi Martin, James Quatell or Mike Kelly.
  • Indian Residential School Survivors Society (IRSSS): Phone 1-800-721-0066 or 604-985-4464 to access the following cultural supports:  Sadie McPhee, Gertie Pierre or Yvonne Rigby Jones. Mental health and counselling services are also available from the IRSSS Resolution Health Support Workers.

Resource List: After hours emergency lines/help phone lines 24/7

Lisims RCMP

250-633-2222

Crisis Response Coordinator

250-975-0991

NVHA after hours emergency – Gitlaxt’aamiks

250-633-2298

NVHA after hours emergency – Gitwinksihlkw

250-633-2298

NVHA after hours emergency – Laxgalts’ap

250-621-3423

NVHA after hours emergency – Gingolx

250-326-2345

MMH (24 hours)

250-635-2211

Kuu-us Crisis Line

1-800-588-8717
Adults/Elders 250-723-4050
Child/Youth 250-723-2040

Kids Help Phone 24/7

1-800-668-6868
Text word “connect” to 686868 to access text support

Suicide Line – Canadian Mental Health

1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)

First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness

1-855-242-3310 www.hopeforwellness.ca

Victim Link BC – victims of family or sexual violence

1-800-563-0808 victimlinkBC@bc211.ca

National Indian Residential School Crisis Line

1-866-925-4419

Foundry Virtual Clinic

1-833-FOUNDRY (1-833-308-6379)

Alcoholics Anonymous online meetings

https://www.aaonlinemeeting.net

If you would like to reach out for services with NVHA such as counselling, talk with an alcohol and drug addiction counsellor, or just someone to talk to please call us at the Gitwinksihlkw Health Center 250-633-2611 or email gitreception@nisgaahealth.bc.ca to ask for an appointment with a counsellor.