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Managing stress and anxiety at the best of times can be challenging for anyone.  Below are valuable local resources that you, your family or household can access to promote a healthy mental and physical lifestyle.






*** Important Health Message***

Do you need help?  Reach out to someone for help if you are feeling stressed, overwhelmed or struggling.

Call 9-1-1 immediately if you are in an emergency.
Call 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) if you are considering suicide or are concerned about someone who may be.
Visit Online:
List of Mental Health & Wellness Supports:

Local Resources

West Coast Mental Health & Substance Use (Island Health)

Currently phone support is available with a mental health clinician
8:30-4:30 Monday to Friday

Self refer by calling
(250) 726-1282

NTC Counselling

Teechuktl Counselling (currently by phone for existing clients)

Pacific Rim Hospice

Hospice is offering Telephone Counselling with Tara Souch, Registered Clinical Counsellor – 30 minute check ins (12pm-6pm appointments available) for ANYONE experiencing anxiety or distress over COVID-19.  There is no cost for this service.   

Info and to book an appointment:

Westcoast Community Resource Society

Services available via phone, email, or internet.  The transition House will remain open and available to women in need:
Phone: (250) 726-2343
After-hours emergency: (250) 726-2020


Vancouver Island Crisis Society

Crisis line 1(888) 494-3888
Crisis text (250) 800-3806

Kuu-us Crisis Line Society

Adults/Elders (250) 723-4050
Child/youth (250) 723-4050

Local Resource Directory

West Coast health resources and contact information

AA Meetings

AA meetings are being held by phone or video meeting every day at noon and 7:30pm

Call: (778) 907-2071
Meeting ID: 419-585-9765
Password: 376942
Or at the below link.



Information Officer
District of Tofino Emergency Operations Centre

District updates will be posted to all social media channels.