Fraser Health Crisis Line (24/7) - 604-951-8855
Short Term Assessment Response Team (START): support during crisis of extreme mental health symptoms.
Provides confidential mental health crisis intervention services for children and teens.
1-844-START 11 (1-844-782-7811)
Kids Help Line
310-1234 (British Columbia)
text CONNECT to 686868 (24/7), or live chat via the website (9:00pm – 4:00am).
310 Mental Health Support at 310-6789 (no area code needed) for emotional support, information and resources specific to mental health
Ministry of Child and Family Development (MCFD) Social Service Intake Line/Child Protection
Online Crisis and Youth Chat available at Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre.
Mental Health Crisis Line: toll-free 1-800-784-2433 or (604) 872-3311 (Greater Vancouver), 24/7 confidential, non-judgmental free emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including thoughts of suicide - available in 140 languages.
HealthLink BC: Call 8-1-1 for 24/7 confidential health information and advice.
Kuu-us Crisis Response Services: toll-free 1-800-588-8717, provides 24/7 culturally-aware crisis support to Indigenous people in B.C.
Hope for Wellness Help Line: toll-free 1-855-242-3310, offers 24/7 counselling and crisis intervention by phone or online chat. Available in French, English, Cree, Ojibway, and Inuktitut.
First Nations Health Authority
Metis Crisis Line: 1-833-638-4722, provides 24/7 mental health support, including crisis intervention and access to crisis programs.
Mental Health Crisis Line: 1 -800-784-2433, available in 140 different languages.
Here to Help Mental Health Resources: includes a variety of fact sheets (depending on language) in Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Farsi (Persian)/ Dari, French, Korean, Punjabi, Japanese and Vietnamese.
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Information in Other Languages: includes a variety of resources in French, Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Dari, Farsi, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Pashto, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Serbian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Twi, Urdu and Vietnamese.
Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre: includes a variety of resources in French, Farsi, Korean, Punjabi, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese.
Online Covid-19 resources for students, families and other caring adults:
Please note that the services available will be affected due to COVID-19. Please contact the centre directly prior to your visit to ensure you have the most up to date service availability.
Parent Handout Learning and Well-being
Managing Anxiety and Stress in Families with Children and Youth During the COVID-19 Outbreak (Shared Care Committee - Doctors of BC and Ministry of Health): information and advice on stress and coping, and links to resources.
Foundry COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Information: Foundry has a dedicated COVID-19 webpage with information on accessing Foundry services, links to resources and support, and articles on COVID-19, social distancing, stress, and anxiety.
Talking to Children about COVID-19 (Kelty Mental Health): suggestions for parents for talking to their children about COVID-19, tips for self-care and managing children's behaviour, and links to resources.
Talking to Children About COVID-19 and Its Impact (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health): advice and information for parents and other caring adults on helping children cope with stress and anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Supporting Kids During the Coronavirus Crisis (Child Mind Institute): tips for nurturing and protecting children at home
Helping Children Cope with Stress During the 2019-nCoV Outbreak (World Health Organization): factsheet with tips for parents and other caring adults.
How to Talk to Kids and Teens about the Coronavirus (Psychology Today): age-specific advice and information.
Managing COVID-19, Stress, Anxiety and Depression (Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions): overview sheet, with links to resources.
SEL Resources During COVID-19 (CASEL): dedicated COVID-19 webpage providing guidelines and resources for parents, caregivers, and educators.
Keeping Kids Safe while online Keeping Kids Safe online Cybertip
Share Intake 604-937-6969 Or Intake@sharesociety.ca
Child and Youth Mental Health 236-468-2373
Telephone intake. Telephone sessions.
Act 2 Child and Family Services 604-937-7776
Tri-Cities Transitions Society 604-941-7111
BC Association of Clinical Counsellors 1-800-909-6303 www.bc-counsellors.org
BC Psychological Association: www.psychologists.bc.ca
Tri-Cities – Marlisse McRobie and Moira Hazlehurst
Alcohol & Drug Information Referral Service (ADIRS) provides free, confidential information and referral services to British Columbians in need of support with any kind of substance use issue (alcohol or other drugs).
Keep Me Safe – Coquitlam Students
1.844.451.9700 OR +1.416.380.6578
Access to multicultural counsellors that have experience working with international students and speak their language.
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