Interior Region – Supporting Our Families
Supporting Our Families and Take a Break are part of the Interior Region Family Navigation Project.
Are you caring for a child/youth or dependent adult up to age 25? Are you feeling overwhelmed as a result of mental health and/or substance use issues of your loved one? Do you need help in navigating the mental health/substance use system and accessing community supports in the BC Interior? If so, CMHA’s Family Navigation and Take a Break services may be for you.
These services are being offered throughout the BC Interior by CMHA Kamloops in collaboration with 7 other CMHA branches.
Interior Region Family Navigator
The Interior Region Family Navigator works collaboratively with CMHA branches throughout the Interior region and their community partners to help parents/caregivers access relevant programs and services based on their individual needs.
The CMHA Family Navigator:
- Listens to concerns
- Assesses needs
- Provides information on services
- Provides education on mental health and substance use issues
- Provides education on self care/Coping Strategies and Communication Skills
- Helps to access community based resources
To access the Interior Region Family Navigator, call 1-844-234-6663. The Family Navigator will reply to your message within 48 hours and, if appropriate, follow up to schedule a caregivers assessment in person, online, or via Skype. Make sure to include which region in the BC Interior you are calling from in your message.
You can also visit www.BCFamilyNavigator.com
Take a Break Support Group
Take a Break is a support group where you can meet other caregivers/parents, make connections, share experiences, and learn enhanced coping skills. Topics of discussion include: mental health issues, substance use, strategies for mental wellness, boundary setting, and communication skills. Take a Break groups are offered at 8 CMHA branches in the BC Interior.
Kamloops Take a Break Support Group is offered twice a month, on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Please contact Sara Gill at 250-374-1273 extension 201, or firstname.lastname@example.org for location or more information.