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Foundry offers young people ages 12-24 health and wellness resources, services and supports that are accessible in-person, virtually, by phone, online, or via apps and tools.
Find resources for 'tough topics', peer support, grief, sexual health, mental health, substance use, healthy living and more.
Teen Mental Health ToolBox
Mental health literacy for all.
If you’re looking for ways to support someone in your life, the teen mental health ToolBox is full of resources that can help.
Find an Options for Sexual Health Clinic near you or search the Options for Sexual Health website site for all the information you are looking for so you can make the choices you want.
Get the facts about:
Sex, STI, Pregnancy, Birth Control, Gender, Sexual Health FAQ
Free skill-building program designed to help adults and youth age 15+ manage low mood, mild to moderate depression, anxiety, stress or worry.
BounceBack® gives you access to materials and resources that can all be customized to fit your needs. You will have access to workbooks, activities, videos, or a trained coach who can provide up to 6 phone sessions.
Kelty's Key Self Help
Whatever your mental health concern, self-help is an excellent way to get started. Work through these free courses at your own pace.
Remember to practice a skill thoroughly before moving to the next section. You’ll need to work on and off your computer to really see results.
* expect respect & a safe education
The erase|Report It tool lets you send a secure, anonymous and confidential message to your school or safe school coordinator, who will follow up on it right away.
Find resources for students, parents, and educators related to student safety, sexual orientation and gender identity, mental health and substance use.
Be There by Jack.org
If a friend finds the courage to reach out to you, would you know how to be there for them?
Be There Basics will help you learn how to recognize when someone might be struggling with their mental health and gives you 5 Golden Rules to help you support and be there for them.
Foundry Virtual - Online Support
Offers virtual drop-in counselling sessions, youth and caregiver peer support, primary care and group offerings to young people ages 12-24 and their caregivers!
To access Foundry Virtual:
No referral required
No assessment required
Services are free and confidential
Child & Youth Mental Health (CYMH) Intake
Children and youth can access free and voluntary community-based mental health supports and services in BC.
Intake clinics are for children and youth 0-18 yrs, and their families.
Learn how it works here.
*for post-secondary students
Connecting students currently registered in a B.C. post-secondary institution to free, confidential counselling and community referral services, conveniently available 24/7 via app, phone and web.
Parents & Caregivers
For parents and caregivers of children and youth. Search trusted resources including:
BC Children's Hospital
Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre
BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services
Family Smart BC, speaker series
Student Mental Health Toolkit
Resources for Children, Youth & their Parents and Caregivers
Mental health challenges are increasingly common in children and youth. Many issues present before the age of 18 and can have an impact on a young person's development, sometimes affecting them throughout their adult years. Make the time to understand mental health and substance use in young people and learn how to foster good mental health over a lifetime. Find out where to go for help, or browse resources for many 'tough topics' including, using substances, bullying, grief & loss, sexual health, self harm, and suicide.