If you are experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis, please call the

Vancouver Island Crisis Line - 1.888.494.3888

B.C. Suicide Help Line - 1.800.784.2433

B.C. Problem Gambling Help Line - 1.888.795.6111

For other mental health resources, click here.

For substance use resources, click here.

Community Resources

We believe that a stable, safe, inclusive community is at the heart of mental wellness. Below are a few ways that we contribute to District 69's mental health and wellness.

Community Workshops

Mental health is a topic that we don't talk enough about in society at large. The Forward House team is committed to engaging people in this conversation and offers free, engaging information sessions for local community groups. In the past, we have worked with the Oceanside RCMP, local paramedics, and other community organizations, school groups and non-profits. Contact us to arrange a workshop at your facility today.

First Responders Guide 

Over the past number of years, we've worked hard to create a guide to help first responders in a mental health crisis. Written for emergency services, school faculty, religious leaders, workplace administrators and individuals at large, this guide is a comprehensive look at how to identify and support someone who is experiencing a mental health crisis. Click here to download the First Responders Guide today.

Forward House Participation in Community

Our Forward House team believes in giving back to the community through participation on various committees and initiatives related to mental health. Our Executive Director is an active member of the Oceanside Task Force on Homelessness (OTFH), the Housing Outreach Support Team (HOST), Oceanside Health and Wellness Network (OHWN), Oceanside Harm Reduction Committee, the Community Coordination Action Team (CCAT) and the Local Action Team (LAT). We are also a proud member of the Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce and the Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce.

Other Community Resources

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