The COVID-19 Mental Health Counselling Project provides two vulnerable Mental Health populations with four free sessions with a professional counsellor either by phone, virtually, or an in office visit.

To be eligible you must be either a family caregiver to a person living with mental illness, whose own mental health has been affected as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic or an individual living with a mental illness whose mental health has been exacerbated by COVID-19.

The purpose of the “COVID-19 Mental Health Counselling Project” is to provide those eligible with a safe, achievable and realistic set of coping tools to achieve and maintain mental health and well-being. Learning to cope will provide the individual relief from the mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic that will better prepare them to deal with future crisis issues.

The project runs from August 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021. All counselling sessions must be completed in this time frame. Spaces are limited.

This project is supported and funded in part by the Government of Canada and United Way Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) administered through the United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island.

For further information, please contact the MHRPS-CVI office at 250-760-6031 or email mail.ci@mhrp.ca