Kwun'atsustul Services

Kwun’atsustul means "hand in hand". Our services provide support to community members in a variety of ways.  Support is offered at the health centre or through home visits. Our counsellors provide immediate support in the case of an emergency as well as regular ongoing support. Our counsellors are professionally trained and are culturally respectful.
Kwun'atsustul offers the following support services:
  • Trauma-informed Counselling for adults, children and families who are experiencing issues such as: alcohol and drug addiction, grief and loss, trauma, sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, bullying, violence, anger, separation, parenting, adoption, residential school and relationship issues.
  • Couples Counselling.
  • Family Counselling.
  • Emergency On Call Response for those in crisis.
  • Referral to treatment or other services.
  • Youth Counselling which includes: individual counselling teen peer support groups and community projects.
  • Suicide Prevention: Ts'its'uwatul'Siiye'yu - "People helping family and friends" In house and outreach community prevention and intervention services.

Groups and Programs

Native Sobriety Group - Adult support group

  • Drop-in every Monday noon to 1:00 pm 

Healing in Relationships (HIR) Women's Support Group

  • Drop-in every Monday10:00 am to noon
  • Transportation and child minding available

Warriors is a Men's Support Group

  • Drop-in every Thursday, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at 200 Cowichan Way

  • Talking Circle, snacks provided. Relevant topics are the focus.

Warriors Men's Support Group


The Cowichan Teachings

Contact Information
200 Cowichan Way
Duncan, B.C.  V9L6P4
Hours: 8:30 - 4:30 Monday - Friday
Phone: 778-422-3122
Fax: 778-422-3125

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Our Kwun'atsustul Mental Health and Addictions Team


Cynthia Jamieson, MSW


Arlene Jimmy, Reception


Nancy James, BSW


Marnie Elliott, BA


Donna Johnny, BA


Laura Elliott, BSW

Multiple Workshops