Mental Health Counselling
Mental health counselling is provided by professionals such as psychologists and social workers who are registered in their province or territory and enrolled with Indigenous Services Canada. Mental health counsellors will work with their clients to develop a wellness plan, and provide ongoing individual or family counselling to support healing as determined with the client.
Community-based Indigenous health workers, known as Resolution Health Support Workers (RHSWs), are hired by Indigenous organizations to provide trauma-informed, culturally grounded support to people affected by the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. RHSWs provide emotional support and comfort by listening, talking and providing referrals to other services.