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Mental Health & Wellness - Children / Youth Mental Health - Counselling / Therapy

Child & Youth Mental Health Office

Free Counseling and therapeutic services, as well as referral to community based services.
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202 - 488 Albert St
, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 2V7
Phone: (250) 741-5444
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Discovery Youth and Family Services

Youth aged 13 to 19 who have concerns about alcohol or other drug use. Families/caregivers who are concerned about a youth using alcohol or other drugs. Any support person who is worried about a youth's use of alcohol or other drugs. Youth who are worried about someone else's use of alcohol or other drugs
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206 – 96 Cavan Street
, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 2V1
Phone: (250) 739-5790
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Nanaimo Youth Services Association-One Stop Drop in Centre

An overriding purpose of NYSA services is to provide social support to vulnerable, ‘at risk’ youth for the challenges they face on a day to day basis. Every program service offered is free and incorporates an effective element of basic life skills, practical employment readiness training and health education features that assist in equipping youth to participate and be fully included in the life of community.

-One Stop Drop-In Centre operated by a team of youth workers who make referrals as needed.
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729 Boundary Avenue
, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 3A4
Phone: (250) 754-1989
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Nanaimo Youth Services Association-Supportive Living Program

-Supportive Living Program (SLP) that provides life skills support for youth who are permanent wards of the MCFD and on Youth Agreements. Working on an individual and group basis, we support youth to assume responsibility and achieve successful independent living.
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729 Boundary Avenue
, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 3A4
Phone: (250) 754-1989
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NARSF Programs Ltd.

"We provide a range of innovative health, harm-reduction, and counseling services to individuals, children, youth and families. We operate a variety of programs with experienced, qualified and professional staff, including:

-Living in Families with Teens (a parent-teen counselling program);
-a Family Therapy Program;
-Eating Disorders and Sexual Abuse Intervention Program;
-Mental Health Outreach for Children & Youth;
-Transitions Youth Withdrawal & Supportive Residential Program; and
-Central Vancouver Island Harm Reduction Services for individuals at risk to blood borne diseases."
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#201-170 Wallace Street
, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 5B1
Phone: (250) 754-2773
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NUKO Learning & Support Centre

"NUKO is a learning centre that supports children and youth who face neuro-developmental challenges such as autism, FASD, ADHD, OCD, Downs Syndrome and others. Our 3:1 child to staff ratio allows a tailored approach to academic and social learning.

NUKO progamming includes: academics, computer skills, therapeutic horseback riding, indoor gym activities, swimming, crafts and art, music programs, behavioural intervention and more.

NUKO's Early Intervention Program supports children under 6 years of age on the Autism Spectrum through skills development, recreational activities and intervention using Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) to develop an individualized program for each child.

NUKO also runs a Summer Day Camp that offers unique experiences for chidlren and youth with neuro-developmental disabilities.

Fees for the full-time day program are $500/month and can be covered through Autism Funding."
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#2-5801 Turner Road,(Longwood Station)
, Nanaimo, BC, V9T 6L8
Phone: (250) 585-6856
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Tillicum Lelum Aboriginal Friendship Centre

Children's Wellness Program provides free counseling for children, youth and families who have been impacted by abuse, trauma and stressful life experiences.
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927 Haliburton Street
, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 6N4
Phone: (250) 753-6578
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