Child and Adolescents age 6-19 who are in acute mental health or substance use crisis are provided with inpatient support & outpatient assessment, treatment programming and case management. Referrals are received directly through the Emergency Department at the Fort St. John Hospital.
Youth ages 12-24 who are experiencing co-occurring mental health and substance use issues are provided with individual counselling and case management services. Referrals are accepted through clients, families, and community service providers.
Providing outreach services to youth ages 12-19 who are experiencing addiction issues. Services often include building connections to pro social activities, involvement in school and harm reduction interventions. Referrals are accepted through clients, families, and community service providers.
Adolescents ages 12-19 who identify as Indigenous or having indigenous ancestry are able to access individual mental health counselling sessions. Referrals come from the Fort St. John Hospital.
Adolescents and young adults ages 17-24 are provided with individual counselling and case management. Clients of this program have co-occurring mental health and substance use issues and are referred through the Fort St. John Hospital.
Children, Adolescent and Young Adults, ages 6- 45 who have risk factors, symptoms or diagnoses of psychosis are provided with individual counselling, case management and family support. This is a regional program that provides in person and virtual services to ensure even remote clients have access to programming. Referrals are received through community professionals, families, and clients.
Adolescent and young adults can benefit from the Life Skills Program in a variety of ways. The program offers outreach services directed at building independent and living skills, social and self regulation skills, and interpersonal effectiveness skills. Referrals come directly from within the NHSP.
The Wise Mind Dialectical Behavioural Therapy Group is a 26-week program that is offered to Northern Health Stabilization client’s who are ages 12-17. Participants are group ready and motivated to implement skills and tools into their lives. The group focuses on core areas of emotional regulation, distress tolerance, mindfulness, and interpersonal communication. Once participants complete the program, they are offered a spot in the ongoing monthly DBT cohort. Referrals to the DBT program are accessed internally through our programming.
The Outpatient Community Counselling Programs fills gaps in mental health services for children and youth who might not otherwise be able to access mental health services. The Northern Health Stabilization Program is dedicated to providing and facilitating opportunities for professional development and retention of mental health clinicians in the North Peace Region. This program is staffed by master level counselling candidates that are able to offer individual counselling sessions throughout their practicum placement. Each student is provided training in counselling modalities and is closely supported by NHSP Clinical Supervisor, Julia Hintermeister.