Provincial Psychosocial Services provides specialized psychosocial support to communities across British Columbia. Listed below are resources and services offered by the program.
Mobile Response Team: This team supports frontline staff and organizations affected by the public health emergency for toxic drugs by offering crisis intervention services, short-term psychosocial support, education and consultation. Services are available in-person, virtually or by telephone. The team may also respond to other critical incidents should other supports not be available
Disaster Psychosocial Support: This team is deployed to provide short-term psychological first aid to communities impacted by emergencies like wildfires and floods. This is usually in reception centres at the request of Emergency Social Services (ESS).
Specialized Education and Training: Psychosocial training is available in-person and virtually to support individual and organizational wellness and resiliency. Pamphlets and other resources are also available.
Preparedness and Recovery Coordination Resources: Provincial Psychosocial Services works closely with the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Emergency Management and Climate Readiness, the regional health authorities as well as non-government organizations to support disaster response and recovery in B.C. This includes support in accessing resources and promoting good practices such as those in the Disaster Recovery Toolkit.