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Aboriginal Wellness Counsellor

The Aboriginal Wellness Counsellor works with Indigenous youth ages 12-18 years old. The goal of the program is to help Indigenous youth recognize and positively address their mental wellness needs. Mental wellness refers to a state of well-being that effects the way a person thinks, feels, and acts when faced with life's situations. When our mental wellness is cared for, we become better at handling stress, interacting with other people, making decisions, and living fulfilling and rewarding lives.

The Wellness Counsellor offers preventative, consultative, and clinical mental health services for youth.

 

Program Activities  

  • Individual youth counselling for mild to moderate mental health concerns
  • Groups where youth learn skills that will help them strengthen and maintain their mental wellness
  • Consultation to staff regarding youth mental health services (i.e. how to navigate the mental health system; resources available; provide feedback and/or suggestions for interventions)
  • Staff education on youth mental health issues (i.e. depression, self-harm, anxiety disorders, impulse control disorders, etc), as identified 

How to get involved 

 

Do you have questions about mental wellness or mental wellness services?  Call us today.  Youth can self-refer or be referred by a third party as long as they are aware and receptive to the referral, as this is a voluntary program.

 

Program Funders 

 Vancouver Coastal Health Authority

 

Aboriginal Wellness Counsellor Program brochure (pdf)

Contact us today

1618 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, V5L 1S6
Phone: (604) 254-7732
Fax: (604) 254-7811
Email:
info@unya.bc.ca

Training the Leaders of Tomorrow

1618 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V5L 1S6 Call: (604) 254-7732 Email: info@unya.bc.ca