Child, Youth, Caregiver Support
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 'tough topics' including, using substances, bullying, grief & loss, sexual health, self harm, and suicide.
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.
Free skill-building program designed to help adults (age 19+) and youth (age 13-18) 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.
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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! Services are free and confidential and no referral or assessment is required.
Find resources for 'tough topics', peer support, grief, sexual health, mental health, substance use, healthy living and more.
Kids Help Phone
Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 to help boost understanding of mental health so you can feel more empowered to talk about it and use appropriate language to communicate how you’re feeling.
If you need help now, you can talk to a trained volunteer crisis responder. No issue is too big or small.
The Erase|Report It tool lets you send a secure, anonymous, confidential message to your safe school coordinator.
Find resources for students, parents, & educators on student safety, sexual orientation & gender identity, mental health & substance use.
Kids and Teens in Control
Kids in Control and Teens in Control are free education and support programs created and offered by BC Schizophrenia Society, to foster resilience and increase knowledge and understanding of mental illness. For kids 8-18 years who have a family member with mental illness (e.g. schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, etc.).
For Parents & Caregivers
For parents and caregivers of children and youth. Search trusted resources including:
Student Mental Health Toolkit
BC Children's Hospital
Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre
BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services
Caring for Kids