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Looking for services for a person with psychosis or schizophrenia? Click on the following links for a listing mental health intake contact numbers for Central Okanagan . For family support services from BCSS, please see the links below. There is also an early psychosis intervention program, which you can approach directly to help a young person 13-35 yrs may be experiencing schizophrenia or another illness with psychotic symptoms.

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Regional Service Information

Summer Hours at B.C. Schizophrenia Society

With summer around the corner, it's important to know who is around when an emergency strikes. Regional Educators and other staff will be taking some time to recharge over the next few months.

Here is a list of who to contact while your local Regional Educator is away.

This page will be updated periodically throughout the summer. And remember, you can always call 1-888-888-0029.

If you require emergency assistance please call the crisis line at 1-800-784-2433 or 911.

Kamloops – BCSS – Strengthening Families Together

Interior Staff Information

Schizophrenia Awareness Day

Every year on the 24th of May we want to paint the country purple! We ask that you wear purple to show unity in bringing awareness to schizophrenia, and to show support for those affected by the illness.

Local referral and support

Do you have a family member with a mental illness? Are you wondering what services are available for serious mental illness in your community and how to access them? Need help figuring out what to do? BCSS can help. We have staff and volunteers in locations near you who can talk to you about your options and help you get connected. Call us at 604-270-7841 or 1-888-888-0029 email the educator nearest you.

Kamloops – BCSS – Family Support Group – 4th Mondays

4th Mondays of the month, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.@ Mental Health & Addictions, 235 Lansdowne Ave., Kamloops. Info: Lisa Daily at 250-319-7667 or kamloops@nullbcss.org

Kamloops – BCSS – Support and Information Sessions

By appointment @1 South at the Royal Inland Hospital (311 Columbia Street, Kamloops). Info: Lisa 250-319-7667

About BCSS Kamloops

The current BC Schizophrenia Society Regional Coordinator for Kamloops is Lisa Daily who can be reached at kamloops@nullbcss.org Tel: 250-319-7667

Calendar of training, support and other events in BC

Our online calendar at www.bcss.org/calendar contains support groups, training and events for people with a mental illness and their family and supporters.

Online Support Groups for Family / Supporters

Partnership Education Presentation Program

Strengthening Families Together – 10 session group for family and friends

Do you have a relative or friend with a serious mental illness? Strengthening Families Together is a 10-session group for families and friends, which provides information, skill-building, and support. Offered throughout B.C. in spring and fall.