Mental health challenges are increasingly common in children and youth, perhaps more so today than ever before. Many issues present before the age of 18 and can have a huge impact on a child's normal development, sometimes affecting them throughout their adult years. Take the time to understand mental health and substance use challenges and learn new skills to help maintain good mental health over a lifetime. Find information & resources here for peer support, counselling, healthy living, substance use, and many 'tough topics' including, bullying, grief & loss, sexual health, self harm, and suicide.

Anxiety Canada
 

Access anxiety resources including:

  • anxiety in children

  • anxiety in youth

  • anxiety in adults

  • Anxiety Canada - free MindShift™ App.

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. You can also customize support using the Foundry Pathfinder tool.

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.

Friendsparentshealth professionalseducators and our community each play an important role in a teenager’s life.

 

If you’re looking for ways to support someone in your life, the teen mental health ToolBox is full of resources that can help.

Sexual Health 

Find an Options for Sexual Health Clinic near you or search this site for all the information you are looking for so you can make the choices you want.

BounceBack
 

Free skill-building program designed to help adults and youth 15+ manage low mood, mild to moderate depression, anxiety, stress or worry.

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.

ERASE
expect respect & a safe education

The erase|Report It tool lets you send a secure, anonymous and confidential message to your school or school district’s safe school coordinator, who will follow up on it right away.

Visit the erase website - 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

Know someone who might be struggling with their mental health?

Learn to 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. 

Here2Talk
 

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

  • Feelings First

  • Student Mental Health Toolkit

Resources for Children, Youth & their Parents and Caregivers