Non-Insured Health Benefits for First Nations and
This program covers mental health counselling to provide support for an
immediate mental health need (for individuals, families or groups).
Self-referral for this counselling program requires a status registration
number. Please call directly to our office.
If you’re experiencing emotional distress and want to talk, call the First
Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line at 1-855-242-3310 or the
online chat at hopeforwellness.ca. It’s toll-free and open 24 hours a day, 7
days a week.
This program is part of the federal mental wellness programs for First
Nations and Inuit, within Indigenous Services Canada: www.canada.ca/en/indigenous-services-canada.html
Manitoba Region (mental health counselling benefits):
Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health
The Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program
provides mental health and emotional support services directly to former
students and their families. Self-referral for this support program can be
made directly to our office. We will assist you with determining eligibility
and enrollment into the program.
A National Indian Residential School Crisis Line has been set up to provide
support for former Residential School students. You can access emotional
and crisis referral services by calling the 24-Hour National Crisis Line: