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REACH OUT has VERY limited funds!! 


If any of these alternative services will meet your needs, PLEASE use these instead of REACH OUT!


(This will allow the REACH OUT funds to serve more people

that don't qualify for any of these alternative services.)

Wellness Coach

Wellness Together Canada
 Free Counselling (short term)

1-866-585-0445 (24/7)

Supportive Friend

Nelson Mental Health
Free counselling, substance use
and community-based supports.

(no area code) 310-6478

Beach at Sunset

The Canada Suicide Prevention Service
 Specializes in suicide crisis support. 

Also provides support to help others.

Use the technology of your choice (phone, text or chat).

24/7 in French or English.

1 (833) 456 4566

Text: 45645 (1-9pm)

Second option: Crisis Centre BC

1800SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)​




(BC) Interior Crisis Line

1-888-353-2273 (24/7)


Crisis Chat Service:

(Thursday to Sunday 5-9pm PST)

Serves all mental health support,

crisis and suicide calls

from across Interior BC.

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If you need immediate help:

Castlegar 250-365-7711
Grand Forks 250-443-2100
Kaslo 250-353-2211
Nelson 250-352-3111 or 1-866-352-3111
Nakusp 250-265-3622
New Denver 250-358-7911
Trail 250-368-3311 or 1-866-368-3314


Nelson Community Services  Offering free Family, Couple’s, and Children’s therapy (including art therapy). 

250 352 3504

Tall Mountain and LAke

Trans LifeLine

Serving transgender people,
by transgender people.

Successful Girl

Bounce Back

BounceBack® is a free skill-building program designed to help adults and youth 15+ manage low mood, mild to moderate depression, anxiety, stress or worry. Delivered online or over the phone with a coach, you will get access to tools that will support you on your path to mental wellness.

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KUU-US Aboriginal Crisis Line (BC)
Toll Free (24 hours): 1-800-588-8717
Adult/Elders Crisis Line (24 hours): (250) 723-4050
Child/Youth Crisis Line (24 hours): (250) 723-2040

Hope for Wellness Help Line
1-855-242-3310 (toll-free) or connect to the
online Hope for Wellness chat.

Available to all Indigenous peoples across Canada who need immediate crisis intervention. Experienced and culturally sensitive help line counsellors can help if you want to talk or are distressed.
Telephone and online counselling are available in English and French. On request, telephone counselling is also available in Cree, Ojibway and Inuktitut.

Metis Crisis Line:

Art Fun

Kutenai Art Therapy Institute (KATI)

Offers in-person art therapy on a sliding scale for adults ($5-25 per session) and free for children.  Call the office (Wednesday - Friday) to fill out an intake form and our clinical placement coordinator will be in touch. 

You can also book online at

Inner Compass:

Select the "Our Therapists" tab and scroll to the bottom. Select the KATI Student Intern tab and fill out the form. 


(NEED2 Suicide Prevention, Education & Support)

Youth Text (6pm-12am):
(778) 783-0177
Youth Chat (6pm-12am):

Autism Therapy

Kids Help Phone

Call 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)
or text CONNECT to
Available 24 hours a day to Canadians
aged 5 to 29 who want confidential
and anonymous care from trained responders.

To access support through Facebook Messenger see the 
Kids Help Phone website.

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Access Centre
free Men's counselling


Free and confidential Men’s Counselling Program
for men who have experienced abuse.

Autism Therapy

Kids Help Phone

Call 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)
or text CONNECT to
Available 24 hours a day to Canadians
aged 5 to 29 who want confidential
and anonymous care from trained responders.

To access support through Facebook Messenger see the 
Kids Help Phone website.

Musician Silhouette

Unison Benevolence Fund

A Canadian benevolence fund that offers free counselling for anyone (and their family) in any way connected to the music industry.

 This includes but is not limited to: DJ's, roadies, tech's, support staff, festivals, musician/artist, booking agent, music association, consultant, distributor, artist management, marketing, publisher, producer, production company, promoter, publication, publicity/PR, radio, recording studio, retailer (instruments and supplies), tour management, road technician, songwriter, talent buyer, tour operator, venue, video, merchandiser.... the requirements are VERY broad and accepting.


If you qualify, you can also receive significant benevolence grant money,

no questions asked.


Better Help

The cost of therapy through BetterHelp ranges from CAD 80-110 per week (billed every 4 weeks) and it is based on your location, preferences, and therapist availability. 

Little girl

"Pep Talk"
(from kindergartners at Westside School)

This is for real, so cute, hilarious and uplifting!!

Press 1 if you're feeling mad, frustrated or nervous.

Press 2 for words of encouragement and life advice.

Press 3 for a pep talk.

Press 4 for kids laughing with delight.

Press 5 for encouragement in Spanish.

Press 6 to make a donation to this project :)

Give it try!  What's to lose? 

It's free!!

(except US calling rates)


(USA call)


North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society


Free confidential counselling
for Kaslo and area residents.

Wellness Coach

Conscious Offerings in Nelson 
This is a Facebook group where practitioners share one-on-one offerings in Nelson 💛   Anyone looking for supportive sessions including space holding, energy guidance, counselling, holistic practices, etc, could look on this FB page.  Cost is determined by the practitioners but trades and negotiations would likely be considered.

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