Southern Stl’atl’imx Health Society

Mental Wellness Program

Mental and emotional wellness support grounded in Nt̓ákmen
The SSHS Mental Wellness Program helps Southern Stl’atl’imx community members find pathways to good emotional and mental health, using a variety of approaches and modalities.The program focuses on helping individuals, couples and families identify and address the origins of suffering in their lives—both historical and current.

SSHS therapists hold Masters’ degrees, are registered with the BC Association of Clinical Cousellors, and have extensive counselling experience. They are trained in treating addiction and post-traumatic conditions, as well as more general “problems in living” such as depression, anxiety, obsessive conditions, and relational challenges. Psycho-education can be provided both informally—in a therapeutic context—and formally, in presentations, both in-person and remotely.

When appropriate, the Mental Wellness team can refer community members to treatment centres or put them in touch with other mental health professionals, including youth specialists.

Additional program support comes from the Tsow-Tun Le Lum Society, Scw’exmx Community Health, and the University of British Columbia’s Indigenous Legal Aid Clinic.

Mental Wellness Services
  • Counselling
  • Cultural and psychological wellness programming for youth
  • Liaising with other agencies, such as the MCFD
  • Psychoeducation
  • Referrals to regional mental health services
  • Referrals to healthcare providers in the region
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Mental Wellness Program

Program Lead:

Brett Peterson

SSHS Patient Travel (After Hours)