RAPID ACCESS COUNSELLING CLINICS
WHAT ARE RAPID ACCESS COUNSELLING CLINICS?
Rapid Access Counselling is a free, immediate, accessible form of brief counselling. The services are provided by qualified counsellors. We also help people to connect to the community and health services they need. Rapid Access Counselling is not a replacement for traditional counselling - it is a piece of the continuum of community based mental health services.
CLINICS FOR ADULTS
Clinics are targeted to adults, couples or families who present with a wide range of needs. Counsellors will work to address issues such as stress, family or relationship dynamics, parenting challenges, addictions, trauma or other challenges. Services are available in person or virtually across Saskatchewan.
CLINICS FOR CHILDREN, YOUTH AND THEIR CAREGIVERS
Clinics are targeted to children and youth, ages 6-17 years of age, and their caregivers. Services are tailored to young people and their caregivers through child and youth centred approaches. Services are available in person or virtually across Saskatchewan.
CLINICS FOR LOSS OF A LOVED ONE TO SUICIDE
Clinics are targeted to those who are experiencing the loss of a loved one to suicide - whether it be a family member, friend, colleague or another important person. Services are delivered by counsellors specifically trained in navigating the complex grief that accompanies a suicide death. Services are available in person in Regina, Saskatoon, Humboldt and Prince Albert, and virtually in the rest of Saskatchewan.
Rapid Access Counselling Clinics are not a substitute for emergency mental health care. If you or someone you know needs immediate help, please call 9-1-1 or proceed to your nearest Emergency Department.
RAPID ACCESS COUNSELLING CLINIC DATA AND STATS
FS Sask collects comprehensive data from all Rapid Access Counselling Clinics. An annual data snapshot is released each Spring and can be found by clicking the button below. Data for the 2022-23 year ending March 31st is currently available.
CLIENT FEEDBACK ABOUT RAPID ACCESS COUNSELLING
“I want to thank you for helping me, for listening and for your patience and kindness”
“I was surprised for few days how well the counselor was and how she not only listened but gave me resources that made me see things differently and helped not just that day but following days as I implemented some behavior changes. I wanted her and her leader know that this program and counselor was great.”
“Honestly, you kept me out of the psych ward”