Anxiety Canada
 

Access anxiety resources including:

  • anxiety in children

  • anxiety in youth

  • anxiety in adults

  • Anxiety Canada - free MindShift™ App.

Learn how to deal with the symptoms related to specific anxiety disorders as well as general management strategies. 

Foundry BC
(watch for S2S centre in 2022)

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.

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 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

BounceBack
 

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.

ERASE
* 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. 

Here2Talk
*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

  • Feelings First

  • 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.