Welcome to HWSS Counsellor Corner!!
Please do not hesitate to email us with information you would like to see added or any other comments or questions.
Click here for COVID 19 RESOURCES - mental and physical well being resources for students, parents, staff and others. Specific resources related to dealing with these unprecedented times. If you don't find what you are looking for here, please look at the links below, which are full of a greater variety of mental and physical health resources.
Also - have you checked out all the FREE STUFF that's happening for you on the online world right now? From museum tours to live animal viewing web cams to guitar lessons to free workouts - there's something for everyone. This is not an exhaustive list, and you are encouraged to research other opportunities (art, dance, etc) online. Keep well.
HEADS UP: Informative articles of relevance as well as upcoming or currently running workshops, groups, or educational series for youth, parents and/or their families
COMMUNITY SERVICE PROVIDERS: a helpful list of different kinds of community support services
YOUTH RESOURCES: tons of resources for youth
PARENT RESOURCES: (under construction) websites and documents for parent/caregivers on a variety of topics
TEACHER RESOURCES: (under construction) a variety of information and lessons for classrooms around mental wellness issues or SEL development
IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF IMMEDIATE SUPPORT:
|CHILD AND YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH ||Child and Youth Tri-Cities is still connecting with children and youth via tele-counselling. Please call the number to the right (236 is a new BC area code as this is a new number for their office).|
Children and youth can access free and voluntary community-based mental health supports and services in B.C. - in fact, Child and Youth Mental Health (CYMH) teams currently have about 100 walk-in intake clinics for children, youth and their families at convenient locations throughout B.C. Walk-in clinic times vary; a list of clinics and hours is below.
|START (Short Term Assessment Response Team)||If you or someone you know are experiencing a mental health crisis, contact START. (START) Team provides confidential mental health crisis intervention services for children and teens.||Youth, families, schools and medical professionals can directly access our services by contacting the START Team at 1-844-START11 (1-844-782-7811). |
Click here for more info: START
|CRISIS INTERVENTION||If you are in crisis, distress, or having thoughts of suicdie help is available. We are here to listen, here to help - 24/7|
If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide call 1-800-784-2433 (1-800-SUICIDE) or call your local crisis centre.
|Anywhere in BC: 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)|
Mental Health Support Line: 310-6789
Vancouver Costal Regional Distress Line: 604-872-3311
Online Chat Service for Youth: www.youthinbc.com (noon to 1am)
Online Chat Service for Adults: www.crisiscentrechat.ca (noon to 1am)