The following resources are ideal for community members that are looking for supports to help with improving their health and wellbeing during COVID-19 or would like to self-refer to other programs and services.
Online Mental Wellness Self-Help Resources & Directory
Splatsin's Holistic Wellness Practitioners are available on weekdays from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm to support band members through the COVID-19 pandemic with social work, emotional support, resource navigation and referrals.
Our Practitioners can assist with include counselling, addictions treatment, elder/traditional support, food banks, housing/shelters, legal/court information, accessing financial services and more.
Splatsin is referring to seven counselors who have been approved by the FNHA. Learn more here.
Mental Health Crisis Lines
- British Columbia Mental Health Support: 310-6789
- Suicide Helpline: 1-800-784-2433
- Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 or text: 686868
- National Indian Residential School Survivors Support Line: 1-866-925-4419
- KUU-US Crisis Services: call 1-800-588-8717
- Canadian Mental Health Association: online resources
- Mindful breathing
- Five senses
- Coping skills
- Fortune teller instructions & filling it in
- Stress reduction exercises
First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) Resources
- Wellbriety International Online: a 12-step program focusing on healing from trauma and addictions. Weekdays at 11:00 am here: Website: us04web.zoom.us/j/5485380164
Meeting ID: 548-538-0164 Password:488123
- AA Online Meetings: there are many meetings happening online. Click the link to see a schedule and login information.
- Addictions & Substance Misuse Support Lines
- For Kids: 1-800-668-6868
- For Adults: 1-800-663-1441
- Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc Online Recovery Meetings: weekdays from 1-3 pm. Join here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8442845847 Meeting ID: 844 2845 8473
- Wellbriety: Mondays & Fridays
- AA: Tuesdays & Thursdays
- NA: Wednesdays
- Splatsin Health Services: call or text the Community Health Nurse for no contact drop-off of any needed harm reduction supplies: (250) 306-7764. injection supplies, safe smoking supplies, crystal meth pipes and safe sex supplies.
- Cammy LaFleur Street Outreach Program: (250) 938-3518 or 2800 33 St. in Vernon (courtyard behind Gateway Shelter). Harm reduction supplies and fentanyl testing.
- Downtown Vernon Mental Health & Substance Abuse Clinic: (250) 503-3737 or 3306A 32nd Ave. Overdose prevention site, harm reduction supplies and fentanyl testing.
- Lifeguard App: the app is activated by the user before they take their dose. After 50 seconds the app will sound an alarm. If the user doesn’t hit a button to stop the alarm, indicating they are fine, the alarm grows louder. After 75 seconds a text-to-voice call will go straight to 9-1-1, alerting emergency medical dispatchers of a potential overdose.
Domestic Violence & Abuse
- Domestic Violence Help Line: 1-800-563-0808
- The Vernon Transition House (Archway Society): (250) 542-1122
- The Salmon Arm Transition House (SAFE Society): (250) 832-9616
- Community Care for Armstrong, Enderby, and Spallumcheen: (250) 546-4752 (support for abuse towards elders and vulnerable adults)
- The Credit Counselling Society provides free credit counselling, low cost debt solutions, and education to Canadians. They can answer general questions about your credit, debt and budget. They can also discuss your specific situation and offer you information, unbiased advice, and resources to help you. Contact CCS: (888) 527-8999.
- Free Tax Filing
- Enderby Seniors Centre: (250) 838-7541
- North Okanagan Friendship Centre Society: (250) 542-1247