MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS COUNSELLING

SERVICE FOR INDIVIDUALS REGISTERED WITH FNHA

The Mental Wellness and Counselling Program is designed to support clients who are in need of professional assistance to resolve emotional distress and enjoy greater wellness. All registered Health Benefits clients are eligible for the Mental Wellness and Counselling Program.

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WHAT IS COVERED FOR YOUR MENTAL HEALTH?

Individuals with First Nations Status are covered for counselling services from qualified mental health providers, including psychologists, clinical counsellors, and social workers. Your plan will cover as many hours of counselling as you and your provider determine you need.

SHARE WITH CONFIDENCE TO IMPROVE YOUR MENTAL HEALTH

Counselling is a process. It’s a conversation we have about your life, what’s working, what’s not working, how you’re feeling, what you’re thinking about and how you want things to be different.

COMMON REASONS FOR COUNSELLING FOR A BETTER MENTAL HEALTH

Explore how you interpret the world and uncover the parts of yourself that should be celebrated, while addressing parts that you may wish to change.

Self-Esteem Phobias Work Troubles
Sadness & Depression Life Coaching Relationship Issues
Anxiety Past Trauma Academic Challenges
Grief & Loss Gender Identity Anger Management
Stress Attachment Concerns Self-Exploration

PROGRAM EXCLUSIONS

Some services are considered exclusions under the MW&C program. Clients cannot seek exception or appeal for excluded items. MW&C Exclusions include, but are not limited to:

• ​Assessment services for issues such as fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, learning disabilities and child custody;

• Early intervention programs for infants with delayed development;

• Educational and vocational counselling, including psychoeducational assessments;

• Life skills training;

• Psychiatric emergencies for person(s) at risk of harm to self or others;

• Services funded by another program or agency, including psychiatric and family physician services through BC MSP;

• Services including: psychoanalysis, hypnotherapy, expressive arts therapy, and sex therapy;

• Services that are part of, or to be used for, legal actions including court-ordered assessments; and

•​ ​Substance abuse counselling/therapy.

APPOINTMENT REQUESTS

The first step to seeing a counsellor through First Nations Health Authority is to request an appointment. Our counsellors will then connect with you and discuss your goals for counselling, as well as the different programs that are available to you.

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