All Resource / Vancouver island & gulf islands

Southern Interior Support Lines


A range of services exist for people seeking support to help manage their mental health and substance use.

  • Interior Health Crisis Line for Mental Health & Substance Use: 310-MHSU (6478)
  • Interior Crisis Line Network: 1-888-353-2273/C.A.R.E.
  • 310 Mental Health Support (no area code required): 310-6789
  • BC Alcohol & Drug Information & Referral Service: 1-800-663-1441
  • BC Mental Health & Addiction Info Line: 1-800-661-2121
  • First Nations Health Authority – Wellness Provider Referral Line: 1-833-456-7655
  • KUU-US Crisis Line: 1-800-588-8717
  • NA 24-Hour Support Line: 1-866-265-7333
  • National Overdose Response Service (NORS): 1-888-688-6677
  • Nelson Mental Health and Substance Use – 250-505-7248
    Services open Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm
  • Nelson Community Services- 250-352-3404
    This service is for general counselling support for our local community. Includes the Street Outreach program which provides a broader community response for vulnerable populations- 250-777-3993.
  • ANKORS – 250-505-5506

Phone Apps:
If a physical OPS isn’t available or of interest digital ones exist in the form of the Lifeguard and The Brave App downloadable through all app stores.

The app is activated by the user before they take
their dose. After 50 seconds the app will sound an
alarm. If the user doesn’t indicate that they are fine,
the alarm grows louder. After 75 seconds, the app
will alert emergency responders.

The user can utilize the app to connect with remote
peer support through a voice call. If the user is
deemed unresponsive during the call, your
supporter will employ your custom response plan to
call for help.

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