For those aged 16 + years

Funder: Health Canada

Program Description – The Short Term Crisis Counselling program (STCC) is intended to provide coverage for mental health counselling to address crisis situations when no other mental health services are available and/or being provided.  This program is intended to support the provision of immediate psychological and emotional care to individuals in significant distress to stabilize their condition, minimize potential trauma from an acute life event and, as appropriate, transition them to other mental health supports.  A crisis may include the following:  Distress manifested by symptoms of physical, cognitive, emotional or behavioral disturbances; Inability to care for self and without individual, family and/or community support and resources to deal with the issue; nature of the circumstances requires the individual to resolve the issue urgently.  The Bi-cultural Therapeutic Team provides clinical and/or bi-cultural crisis interventions to individuals, families and communities.  Works closely with a holistic interdisciplinary team in finding alternative ways to provide strengths-based practices and trauma informed care from a culturally safe perspective.