1. What services does the Well-Being Program provide?
Individual, family and group therapy addressing many different issues,
provided through the Well-Being Program by Registered Psychologists, Clinical
Social Workers, and Clinical Counsellors. Some examples of issues are:
depression, sexual abuse, anger, and violence. Psychological and psychiatric
assessments are provided when needed.
Support Workers provide life skills development, advocacy, case management,
community liaison and supportive counselling, both one-to-one and in group
settings. Staff also provide expertise in areas of Deaf issues, and cultural
The Well-Being Program provides interpreting services for clients attending
therapy sessions. All interpreters specialize working in the mental health
Workshops are planned with and for consumers and professionals. Workshop
topics deal with personal, professional and community issues.
Support and Discussion Groups are planned with and for consumers and professionals.
Some group topics deal with personal, professional and community issues
while others provide an opportunity for social interaction.
ACCESS 2004 Directory of Services Accessible to Deaf, Hard of Hearing, & Deaf-Blind
People in BC is now available.
Please contact the Secretary to
order your copy of this directory. At a later date, we will post the
directory for downloading on the website. Check back at this webpage
in late 2004.
Other Publications produced by the Well-Being Program include:
- The Evolving Process of a Therapist/Interpreter team, 2002
- WBP Substance Abuse Report, 2003
- WBP Client Satisfaction Report, 2003
- WBP Community Education Planning Survey, 2004
Videotapes produced by the Well-Being Program are:
- Well-Being and You
- Caring for Yourself
- Teamwork: The Role of the Interpreter in Therapy
2. How much do your services cost?
are provided with confidentiality and are free of charge.
3. Do I qualify for assistance from the Well-Being Program?
Program provides therapy for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, and
Deaf-blind and their family members in B.C.
4. Do you provide services for adults and children?
Program provides services to people of all ages from children to seniors.
5. Who do I need to talk to get counselling/therapy?
In order to
access the Counselling/Therapy services, you would need to contact the
intake worker at the Well-Being Program. She will ask for information
from you in order to set up a file for you and to contact the right
6. Does the Well-Being Program offer interpreting services?
Program provides interpreting services for clients attending therapy sessions
7. Is the Well-Being Program safe and confidential?
are provided with confidentiality.
8. Is the Well-Being Program connected to any other deaf programs?
Program is a government funded mental health service, under the auspices
of the Vancouver Community Mental Health Services within the Vancouver
Coastal Authority. The program works in partnership with various community
service providers and maintains a neutral position within the Deaf community.
9. Can your program help me find a job?
Program does not offer vocational training. The Well-Being Program provides
mental health and community support only.
10. Where can I learn Sign Language?
If you are interested
in learning Sign Language, there are various community colleges and Continuing
Education programs which offer a wide range of courses and training.
11. Where can I find out more information regrding equipment such as:
hearing aids, telephone amplifiers, doorbell flashers, etc?
Program deals with mental health and community support issues. All technical
and equipment-related questions should be directed to the Western
Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
12.How do I learn about and sign up for Community Education Workshops
Groups are regularly posted around the Deaf community as well as on
web-site. If you are interested in greater detail or would like to sign
up, please contact us via TTY, Fax, or e-mail