The Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council has established a COVID-19 Task Group to assist its member nations in working with Emergency Management BC and other government agencies that are responding to the pandemic. The Task Group can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
While NmTC has made every attempt to ensure that the information contained in this site has been obtained from reliable sources, we are not responsible for errors or omissions and can not guarantee accuracy, timeliness, or the results obtained from the use of this information. The Covid-19 situation is changing daily.
WHERE TO GET HELP NOW
The Hope for Wellness Help Line
The Hope for Wellness Help Line is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week to support members of your community experiencing emotional distress and may be reached directly at 1-855-242-3310 or via online chat at: hopeforwellness.ca. Phone and chat counselling is available in English and French. On request, phone counselling is also available in Cree, Ojibway, and Inuktitut.
KUU-US Crisis Line Society
First Nations and Aboriginal specific 24/7 KUU-US Crisis line based in Port Alberni and serving the entire province. Toll-free: 1-800-588-8717 – Youth Line: 250-723-2040 – Adult Line: 250-723-4050.
BC Mental Health Support Line
The BC Mental Health Support Line is 310-6789 (no area code required).
Kids Help Phone
Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only national helpline for young people between the ages of 5 and 20. It offers 24-hour confidential and anonymous support, professional counsellors, and counselling options and online resources that provide tips and advice on the challenges that young people face. Call 1-800-668-6868 to connect with Kids Help Phone. You can also download the Always There app.
BC Crisis Centre
The Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of BC (Crisis Centre) is a non-profit, volunteer organization committed to helping people help themselves and others deal with crisis. Their services include a 24/7 distress phone line, online distress services and community education. If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, call 1-800-784-2433 (1-800-SUICIDE).
Trans Lifeline is a non-profit dedicated to the well being of transgender people. Trans Lifeline volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of our community might have. Call 1-877-330-6366
Covid-19 and Mental Health
Anxiety, stress and depression are normal reactions to uncertainty and things that may harm us. For many people, the coronavirus and the COVID-19 illness make for a very uncertain future and people are worried about their own health and the health of their loved ones. People may also have concerns around school or work, finances, their ability to take part in important community and social events, and other important parts of their lives. The following resources are available to help:
Anxiety Canada™ is a leader in developing free online, self-help, and evidence-based resources on anxiety. Anxiety Canada serves Canadians by developing trusted services and programs, including anxiety management programs (My Anxiety Plan)based on cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), an evidence-based psychological treatment.
MindShift™ CBT for iOS and Android, was developed by Anxiety Canada. It is free to download and use for all Canadians. It employs scientifically proven strategies based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help users learn to relax and be mindful, develop more effective ways of thinking, and use active steps to take charge of their anxiety.
Canadian Mental Health Association
CMHA has put together resources to help support mental health at this time.
A free evidence-based program designed to help youth and adults experiencing symptoms of mild to moderate depression, low mood or stress, with or without anxiety. Bounce Back® teaches e°ective skills to help people improve their mental health. Call toll-free: 1 866 639-0522 or visit: www.bouncebackbc.ca.
Here to Help BC:
Here to Help BC provides quality information, teaches new skills, and connects people with key resources in BC. Resources include strategies to help with mental health, use substances in healthier ways, and find the information needed to manage mental health and substance use problems, and support for loved ones.
Covid-19 Funeral Protocols
The following resources may be helpful to communities who are concerned about overcoming this threat to health, while at the same time honoring the culture and passing of loved ones.
Communicable Disease Isolation Program
The signs provided are part of your Community's Emergency Preparedness Program (EPP) in response to a Communicable Disease Emergency (CDE) in conjunction with your Community's Pandemic Plan. The purpose of these signs is for household use due to voluntary or mandatory isolation.
Display signs on street-facing window that is visible and prominent to passersby to communicate the household's status/needs. Or display signs as stated in your Community's Emergency Plan.
Communicable Disease Isolation Program (CDIP) will be activated
at a leadership level in conjunction with the Community's Emergency Program. An Emergency Program Coordinator (EPC) will distribute signs in accordance to your Community's EPP protocol for the CDIP.
Emergency Signs for Community Members
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