Empowerment and Choice
Counseling Support for Youth and their Families/Caregivers
Tantalus Wellspring Society (TWS) is a Squamish-based registered charity with the mission of making wellness available to everyone at an accessible cost. As part of the Telus Friendly Futures Foundation, we received a grant to assist individuals with the cost of accessing mental health services in the Sea to Sky corridor. The grant is specifically to assist youth, and their families or caregivers to access counseling (either individually or as a family), provided by the therapist of their choosing. There are many excellent therapists practicing in the Sea to Sky region who we have partnered with to work under this program, and we are happy to provide a list of these therapists upon request.
Due to additional funding provided by Squamish Community Foundation, we are able to open a third intake.
THE COLLABORATION PROJECT
Tantalus Wellspring Society is working to create partnerships with local service providers and businesses to reduce financial obstacles that can stop people from engaging in activities that are not only enjoyable and engaging, but also support wellness. The goal is to make such activities available to everyone, regardless of their financial circumstances.
TWS recognizes that Squamish and the Sea To Sky corridor have an abundance of highly skilled practitioners who are able to offer an array of services that support wellbeing. We aim to ensure that every member of our community has access to these services which are both preventative and responsive.TWS seeks to bridge funding gaps for individuals and families that may slip through the cracks
Who We Are
The Tantalus Wellspring Society, based in Squamish BC, is an innovative, values-based organization committed to facilitating affordable therapeutic services to individuals, couples, and families in the Sea To Sky Corridor. We seek to enhance conventional responses to mental health with holistic, prevention-based approaches to wellbeing in addition to traditional psychotherapy.
What We Do
TWS grew out of the identified need to bridge gaps to help provide affordable mental healthcare in our community. We are a small but growing group, who recognize that access to services that support mental wellbeing is limited. As a result, many community members are unable to access preventative, holistic and responsive clinical services. To help bridge these gaps we facilitate their access to services provided by qualified practitioners .