Community Counselling

The Community Counselling Program provides one-to-one, short-term supportive mental health and substance use counselling to individuals age nineteen and over in a confidential setting.  Individuals can name goals, discuss personal issues and develop plans to meet their self-identified needs.

This Community Counselling Program allows flexibility to accommodate individuals that may face barriers that prevent them from accessing counselling.

The service can also provide referral for alternate and additional supports as necessary.  Additional resources can be made available to clients in need such as food cards, bus tickets, child minding and vocational supports.

The Community Counselling Program is supported by the Community Action Initiative, in partnership with the BC Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions and the BC Ministry of Health.

The program aims towards helping people reach their full health potential and helping to ensure that they are not disadvantaged in attaining it because of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, social class, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation or other socially determined circumstance.

Location – SALT SPRING ISLAND

268 Fulford-Ganges Road,  Salt Spring Island
Ph. (250) 537-9971

The building is wheelchair accessible and has private counselling offices and group/family meeting rooms.

Access to Service

Service can be accessed through physician, community agency, RCMP, inter-agency, community or self-referral.

If you or someone you know requires immediate assistance, please call one of the numbers below:

  • 9-1-1 if you are in an emergency.
  • 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) if you are considering suicide or are concerned about someone who may be.
  • 310Mental Health Support at 310-6789 (no area code needed) for emotional support, information and resources specific to mental health.
  • Kid’s Help Phoneat 1-800-668-6868 to speak to a professional counsellor, 24 hours a day.
  • Alcohol & Drug Information and Referral Serviceat 1-800-663-1441 (toll-free in B.C.) or 604-660-9382 (in the Lower Mainland) to find resources and support.