Mental Wellness

Splatsin’s Mental Wellness Team is comprised of health professionals who walk with band members along their path to health, promoting balance in mental, spiritual, emotional and physical wellness.

Contact Mental Wellness

Mental Wellness Manager
Robb Lansdowne
T (250) 838-9538 ext. 302

Holistic Wellness Practitioner
Denica Bleau
T (250) 309-2936

Holistic Wellness Practitioner
Jessica Kent
T (250) 309-2331

Addictions Counselling

Band members experiencing addiction issues are supported with referrals to counselling and addictions and treatment detox. Harm reduction supplies and education are also available.

Child & Youth Counselling

Our counselling services for children and youth ages 5-18 are shared between Splatsin, Adams Lake Indian Band, Little Shuswap Indian Band and Neskonlith Indian Band. This confidential service can provide children, youth and families with the following:

  • Initial assessment and clinical screening
  • Mental wellness counselling
  • Referrals to other resources as required
  • Advocacy and support throughout the treatment and healing process

Health Care Information & Advocacy

Individuals navigating the health care system are assisted through coordination with doctors, specialists and support teams; advocacy for desired referrals and treatments; resource research, funding and pathways to access; the link between health authorities and Splatsin; and referrals to community-based organizations and resources.

Legal Support

Individuals experiencing legal issues are supported by referrals to legal resources and support with applications; domestic violence situations; navigating the Family Maintenance Enforcement Program; navigating child welfare issues; understanding and following probation orders; referrals to the Native Court Worker; and understanding court issues.

Housing Support

Individuals experiencing housing issues are supported by low-income housing applications assistance; subsidy and financial assistance; the development of short, medium and long-term housing plans; referrals to emergency shelters and transition housing; advocacy with landlords; and referrals to legal assistance to tenancy disputes.

Financial Application Support

Individuals experiencing financial issues are supported by referrals to food banks; assistance with financial resource applications including Persons with Disability (PWD) and Appeals and Income Assistance; referrals to employment and education resources; childcare subsidy applications; referrals to income tax and debt counselling; and assistance communicating with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).


Wellbriety is an Indigenous 12 step program that focuses on healing from trauma and addictions. Splatsin’s weekly programming has been suspended until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, Wellbriety International is hosting daily virtual sessions online here.

Self Help Guide

Mental Health Crisis Lines


Harm Reduction Education & Supplies

Domestic Violence & Abuse

General Wellness

Food Support

All Saints Alliance Church Vernon: (250) 542-3179
3205 27 St.

  • Saturday lunch program from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Armstrong Food Bank: (250) 546-3465
3459 Pleasant Valley Rd.

  • For residents of Armstrong and Spallumcheen (including Salmon River Reserve)

Enderby & District Food Bank: (250) 938-3114
907 Belvedere St. #102

  • April monthly food hampers will be distributed on the 14 & 15 and the 21 & 22
  • Hampers will be prepackaged so inform them of allergies
  • Pick-up and delivery available

Enderby Twice But Nice Thirft Store: (250) 838-6822
702 Cliff Ave.

  • Bread and produce stand

Shuswap Better at Home Program: (250) 253-2749

  • For elders needing immediate assistance with emergency food hampers, community resources and delivery drivers

Second Harvest Salmon Arm: (250) 253-7270
360-B Alexander St. N.E.

  • No appointment required: pick-up times are Wednesdays 4:30-6 pm and Fridays 1:30-3 pm
  • Delivery and to-go bags are available for elders

The Alliance Church Vernon: (250) 545-7105
2601 43 Ave.

  • Small food hampers handed out on Thursdays from 9:30 to 10:30 am
  • No appointment necessary

Upper Room Mission Vernon: (250) 549-1231
3403 27th Ave.

  • Free hot breakfast from 9:00-9:30 am and lunch from 12:00-12:30 pm and supper from 4:00-4:30 pm on weekdays.

Vernon Food Bank: (250) 549-4111
3303 32 Ave.

  • By appointment only, but bagged lunches are available in their parking lot daily from 1-2 pm
How-to Craft Videos

With the help of community members, we have created a series of traditional and non-traditional crafts to keep your hands busy during COVID-19. See the videos here.

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