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