If you or someone you know are experiencing a mental health emergency, please call 911 or attend the closest emergency room.

Comox MFRC Social Workers
Lynnette Crellin - and Tamara Tkachenko -

Chaplain Services
CAF Chaplains provide confidential support through spiritual/religious care, crisis intervention, counselling and referrals as needed.
Support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Contact Wing Ops at 1-250-339-8231 and ask for the Duty Chaplain to return your call.

Mental Health Department
21 Canadian Forces Health Services Comox

Mental health and psycho-social services, including addictions support, individual, family and couples counselling are available to CAF members.
Call the Mental Health Department at 1-250-339-8211 Local 8148

Canadian Forces Member Assistance Program (CFMAP)
Canadian Armed Forces members and their spouse, partner and dependent children can access free, confidential, bilingual, telephone crisis counselling or referral to short term counselling.
24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Family Information Line (FIL)
Canadian Armed Forces members, Veterans and their families (immediate and extended) can access the Family Information Line (FIL).  It is a free, confidential, bilingual service offering information, support, referrals, reassurance and crisis management to the military community.
24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Kids Help Phone
Call a Counsellor: 1-800-668-6868
CAFKIDS crisis texting service for kids of CAF families
Kids Help Phone staff and volunteer crisis responders have been trained to have an enhanced understanding of the military family lifestyle. Now military kids, who need help, can get help by texting CAFKIDS to 686868.

Strongest Families Institute
Canadian Armed Forces members, Veterans and their immediate family can access free, bilingual, skills-based educational programs for children, youth, adults and their caregivers via telephone and video coaching.
Strongest Families offer programs which focus on disruptive behaviours, anxiety concerns, and nighttime bedwetting.
To self-refer, call 1-866-470-7111 or email

Comox Valley Child & Youth Mental Health
Virtual intake services for children and youth (under 19 years of age) provide a confidential assessment with a trained mental health professional who will work with the child/youth and their parent/caregiver to access appropriate mental health resources. If you have questions or want to book an intake appointment, Call 1-250-334-5820 and press 1 for the Courtenay office.
Monday to Friday 9:00am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 4:00pm.

Comox Valley Adult Mental Health and Substance Use
Virtual intake services provide a single point of assessment and access for individuals seeking Adult Mental Health (19 +) and Substance Use. Appointments will be conducted by phone with a mental health professional and may include referrals for mental health counselling, substance use counselling, support from a psychiatrist and more.
Call 1-250-331-8524 from 9:00am -12:00pm and 1:00pm to 3:00pm Monday to Friday with questions or to book an intake appointment.

Vancouver Island Crisis Line
Crisis workers provide free, short-term non-judgemental emotional support, crisis intervention, information, and resources.
24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Women’s 24 Hour Crisis Line

KUU-US Crisis Response Service
Provides 24/7, culturally-aware crisis support to aboriginal people (children, youth, adults, elders) in British Columbia.

Suicide Crisis Line - B.C. Wide, 24/7
1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)

If you can't find a service you need, please connect with the Comox MFRC Social Workers for help.