Local Resources

  • The Foundry (non-emergency):

    • https://foundrybc.ca
    • 1-833-F0UNDRY (that’s FØUNDRY with a zero!) or 1-833-308-6379 to book an appointment.
    • Go to foundrybc.ca/get-support/virtual for the most updated hours on this new service
      • Foundry offers young people ages 12-24 health and wellness resources, services and supports – online and through integrated service centres in communities across BC.

Hotlines & Websites

  • Kids’ Help Phone (24/7):

    • Text CONNECT to 686868
    • www.kidshelpphone.ca
      • Offers professional counselling, information and referrals, and volunteer-led, text-based support to young people in both English and French.
  • Youth Crisis Line

    • 1-888-564-8336 or text 250-564-8336
      • Trained peer support
  • Crisis Line Association of BC (24/7)

  • Youth In BC: Chat (12pm – 1am)

    • http://youthinbc.com/
      • Toll Free (24/7): 1-866-661-3311
      • Youth In BC is a program within the Crisis Centre that connects youth with support information and resources
  • Youth Against Violence Line (24/7):

    • 1-800-680-4262
    • text (604) 836-6381
    • email info@youthagainstviolenceline.com
      • Provides 24/7 live help line where youth can talk one-on-one, in confidence and anonymously to a support worker, in whatever language you feel most comfortable speaking in.
  • Bullying Canada:

    • Toll Free 1-877-352-4497
    • www.bullyingcanada.ca
      • A bullying support service run by youth for youth, providing phone and online chat and resources
  • Erase Bullying:

    • www.erasebullying.ca
      • Information on cyber bullying, signs of bullying, videos, resources;  opportunity for parents and youth to report bullying.
  • Mental Health & Addictions:

    • www.heretohelp.bc.ca
      • Website of the BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information, working together to help people prevent and manage mental health and substance use problems and live a healthier life
  • Indigenous Crisis Support

    • 1-800-588-8717 or 1-250-723-2040
      • KUU-US Crisis Line, available 24/7 to provide support to Indigenous people in BC
  • Alcohol & Drug Information & Referral Service

    • 604-660-9382 or toll-free 1-800-663-1441
      • Worried about drug & alcohol use? Whether it’s for yourself or someone you care about, you can call the Alcohol and Drug Information and Referral Service for information, options, and support
  • Psychosis Sucks

    • http://www.psychosissucks.ca
      • The Fraser Out Early Psychosis Intervention (EPI) Program website.  This site promotes early detection, education about psychosis, and provides direction for seeking help.
  • ReachOut Psychosis

    • http://www.reachoutpsychosis.com/
      • A program for youth which takes information about how to spot and get treatment for psychosis as early as possible so they can help their friends get help early though a fun and interactive concert tour.
  • Teen Mental Health

    • www.teenmentalhealth.org
      • An evidence based site providing a wide range of educational materials and tools in various formats designed to meet the mental health care and information needs of young people, parents, teachers, and other educators and health care providers.
  • Mood (non-emergency)

    • bouncebackbc.ca
      • Free online and phone counselling program to manage low mood, mild to moderate depression, anxiety, stress or worry for ages 15 and up.