Mental health support shouldn't only be available to the well-heeled. That is the philosophy behind the expansion of the Sea to Sky Community Services Counselling Assistance Fund program, which offers subsidized and confidential therapy sessions with a registered clinical counsellor to Squamish and Pemberton residents who have limited finances.
The program is expanding thanks to a new grant from the Katz Amsterdam Charitable Trust Foundation.
"The program offers financial assistance to men over 15 years of age, couples and families who would otherwise not be able to afford to see a counsellor," said Karen Clarke, manager of SSCS outreach services in a press release.
Previously this program was limited to men aged 15 and up.
"The subsidized cost is $30 for a one-hour session with a counsellor who is part of the program, for up to eight sessions."
Women in the region can access counselling at no charge through SSCS.
To apply, or for more info on the program, go to www.sscs.ca/programs/counselling-assistance-fund.