Family Counselling

The Family Counselling Program provides short term counselling for people with a family member with a mental illness.

The goal is to assist families to gain the knowledge, skills and resources to enable them to successfully manage the multiple and ongoing demands of supporting someone with a mental illness.

The service is tailored to the needs expressed by individual families and most frequently involves gaining information about diagnosis, treatment options, prognosis and recovery, developing constructive coping techniques, improving self-care skills, accessing mental health resources and managing distressing behaviours.

Funded by the Vancouver Island Health Authority, there is no charge for this service and people are eligible for up to six sessions.  No referral is necessary. To get started, follow the contact us link on the top right of the screen, call 250-384-4225 and ask for the Family Counselling Program or e-mail familycounsellor.bcss@shaw.ca.   Day and evening appointments are available to suit your schedule.  Currently there is a brief wait for service.

 

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