Welcome to HWSS Counsellor Corner!!
Email us with anything you would like to see added or any other comments/questions.
Click here for COVID 19 RESOURCES - mental and physical well being resources for students, parents, staff and others. Specific resources related to dealing covid and mental health and wellbeing.
Also - check out some FREE STUFF happening on the online world: from museum tours to live animal web cams to guitar lessons to free workouts - there's something for everyone.
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)