The VAC Assistance Service

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The VAC Assistance Service

Post by Trooper on Fri 01 Dec 2017, 7:34 am

What is the Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) Assistance Service?

The VAC Assistance Service is a counselling and referral service, available 24/7 through a toll-free number to Veterans, former RCMP members, their families, and caregivers. There is no cost for the services provided. The VAC Assistance Service is a voluntary and confidential service delivered through a nation-wide team of mental health professionals. When you phone, you will speak to a mental health professional, who will ask you questions to determine your needs and your location, and then match you up with a local mental health professional for face-to-face counselling.

What types of counselling are available?

The VAC Assistance Service can provide up to twenty (20) sessions of counselling in a number of areas, including: work-related issues, health concerns, family/marital problems, psychological difficulties and other problems in which the well-being of Veterans, former RCMP members, their families, and caregivers is affected.

Bereavement Services are also available.

You can reach a mental health professional at any time—24 hours a day, 365 days a year—by calling 1-800-268-7708

For the hearing impaired, dial 1-800-567-5803 (TDD)


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