Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Shuswap-Revelstoke Branch is part of a nationwide, volunteer organization that promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness. CMHA accomplishes this mission through advocacy, education, community-based research and service. Among others, local programs and services include the Revelstoke Awareness and Outreach Program, and partnering to support mental health promotion (community education, information and navigation).
Social Work services provide counselling regarding: abuse and neglect related to older, vulnerable adults; client and family adjustment to changes in health including dementia; financial concerns; locating resources, development of community resources to support clients; advanced care planning; palliative care and bereavement. Referrals can be through a medical professional or self.
The professional counsellors at Community Connections are committed to building constructive and collaborative partnerships with individuals and families seeking support. Their practice is inclusive, client-centered and sensitive to culture, gender and spirituality. Counselling services provided at Community Connections include individual, family and group.
The team have a range of professional backgrounds including Social Work education and registration, Psychology, Early Childhood Education and Educational Assistant Programs, and are committed to ongoing professional development.
Counselling services are funded by the Government of British Columbia through the Ministry of Children and Family Development and Ministry of Community Services as well as contracted Employee Assistance Program Providers.
- Counselling and Consultation Services – counselling services, child and youth services, educational and consultation services
- Family and Youth Services – counselling, youth mentoring, family support, Bellies and Babies, PACT, summer camps
- Community Outreach and Development – Food Bank, Foot Connect, food security, social justice, homeless outreach, tenant support
- Community Living for Adults – Residential care, supported employment, individualized community living programs, home share
Dr. Katie Kryski is a Registered Psychologist who provides intervention and assessment services for children, adolescents, adults, and couples/families facing a range of clinical, mental health, and personal issues. Please contact her directly for a brief telephone consultation or view her website for more details.
Specialties: intervention, assessment/diagnosis, and consultation for mild to severe mental health issues.
This support line is staffed by two (part time) skilled workers with background and training in social work, advocacy, family law and government services pertaining to kinship care-giving.
The Revelstoke Hospice Society offers comfort, support and information to individuals and their family members facing a terminal illness and the prospect of completion of life. Fully trained volunteers offer personal and interactive service to some of the most vulnerable citizens in Revelstoke. As well as palliative care, Hospice offers a number of other programs including:
- PALS – a visitation program to seniors and isolated individuals providing emotional support for those facing difficult times.
- The Walking Program – provides residents of Mt. Cartier Court the opportunity to participate in casual walks.
- Death Cafe – A social conversation about death and life losses with the purpose of increasing awareness of death to help people make the most of their lives.
- Grief and Bereavement Support & Workshops – provides individuals with resources, tools and support to help cope with loss.
Suite I – 200 Campbell Ave.
P. (250) 837-5523
Jennifer Wright, M.Sc., R.CC. offers Registered Clinical Counselling to individuals, couples, family and parent counselling. CRC welcomes children, adolescents and adults, and offers unconditional positive regard, compassion, precision clinical skills, and evidenced based treatment modalities.
Specialties: cognitive behavioural therapy, emotion focused couples therapy, family systems therapy, SMART recovery for addiction services
Mental Health and Substance Use Services include individual and group counselling, facilitation of Psychiatrist consultations, urgent and emergent intervention, and case management services. These services are covered by the BC Medical Services Plan and individuals can self-refer or be referred by a family physician or social agency.
Seniors Mental Health – Seniors Mental Health Services are available to individuals 65 years of age and older who are experiencing complex mental health disorders and issues related to aging including dementia with associated psychiatric or behavioural problems. This service provides specialized assessments, treatment, case management, community support as well as caregiver support.
Queen Victoria Hospital
1200 Newlands Rd, Revelstoke, BC
P. (250) 837-2131, F. (250) 814-2285
The Mental Health Information Line offers empowering emotional support, information on appropriate referral options and a wide range of support relating to mental health concerns 24 hours a day.
P. 310-6789 (no area code needed)
Find help for yourself or a loved one, take a quiz, receive a recommendation, and find help. This interactive website walks you through recourses, assessment tools and provides self-help kits.
Developed by Vancouver Coastal Health and Providence Health Care in partnership with the Shared Care Committee – a joint committee of the Doctors of BC and the Ministry of Health, MindHealthBC is a tool you can trust.