BC Provincial Toll-Free Refugee Mental Health Line
Do you have questions about refugee mental health? We can help you!
- Are you a mental or primary health professional working with refugees in British Columbia?
- Are you a settlement worker or social service provider working with refugees in British Columbia?
- Are you a private sponsor of a refugee or refugee family in British Columbia?
- Do you have questions about refugee mental health?
If the answer is “yes”, call the Provincial Refugee Mental Health Coordinator toll-free throughout British Columbia at 1-866-393-3133 Mondays to Fridays 9:00am to 5:00pm.
The Vancouver Association for Survivors of Torture (VAST), an organization that has been providing community-based mental health services to refugees in British Columbia for 30 years, has established a toll-free telephone support line for service providers working with refugees throughout British Columbia, including mental and primary health professionals, settlement workers, social service providers, and private sponsors. The service is free of charge, and is funded by the Province of British Columbia.
We can assist by providing you with information, referrals and case consultation. We can also consult with you on assessment for vulnerability, individual and group counselling and working with interpreters.
Whether you are working with refugee claimants, government-assisted refugees, or privately sponsored refugees, this service is for you.
For more information, see the January 25, 2016 ISSofBC RFF newsletter.