- 7cups (online) - Free, anonymous and confidential online text chat with trained listeners, online therapists & counselors
- Bean Bag Chat (Canada - Toronto) - a place for people to receive the support they need online. Currently available to young adults (aged 16-29) in Toronto.
- Cybertips (Canada) - to report the online sexual exploitation of children
- Kids Help Phone (Canada - National) - Call 1-800-668-6868 - phone and web chat
- LGBT Youth Line (Canada - Ontario) - toll-free Ontario-wide peer-support phone line - 1-800-268-9688 - phone, text and web chat for lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender, transsexual, two-spirited, queer and questioning young people
- Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team (Canada - Nova Scotia) - Call 902-429-8167
- Youth in BC (Canada - BC) is an online chat resource where youth who need assistance can get help via a real time online chat (every day from noon to 1 a.m. (PST) with a trained volunteer. Email support is also available from the Crisis Centre's professional staff by emailing to - email@example.com
Mental Health Resources
- Apps & Tools - The Foundry
- BC Council for Families - resources
- Canadian Association Suicide Prevention (CASP)
- Canadian Association For Mental Health (CAMH)
- Children's Mental Health Ontario
- Crisis Centre (BC)
- EPL - Early Psychosis Intervention (Canada)
- Family Smart (Canada)
- Jack.org (Canada)
- Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre (Canada)
- Kids Help Phone (Canada)
- Mental Health Commission of Canada (Canada)
- The Foundry (British Columbia)
- Stigma Free Zone Movement (Canada)
- Youthspace.ca - is made up of a community of volunteers who are here to support you – whatever you are going through. All volunteers are trained in emotional support, crisis response, and ASIST Suicide First Aid.
Mental Health resourcesMental health is a continuum. You can be thriving with a mental illness or struggling without one. Please don't wait to reach out if you need support. Here are resources available to you.
- S.A.F.E.R. is a free of charge, time-limited counselling service offered at Mental Health and Substance Use Outpatient Services at VCH. S.A.F.E.R. provides counselling for individuals age 19 and older who have made a suicide attempt, are currently suicidal, or have suicidal ideation. It also offers support and education for people who are concerned about the risk of suicide in a significant other or bereaved by a suicide death.
- Here2Talk is a free and confidential, always available mental health counselling and referral service.
- BounceBack provides free mental health coaching on the telephone for adults and youth 15+ who are experiencing low mood, mild-to-moderate depression and anxiety, stress or worry.
- Foundry offers young people ages 12 to 24 health and wellness resources, services and supports – online and though integrated services centres in communities across B.C.
- Wellness Together portal offers free counselling, online courses, self-guided programs and peer support groups.
- Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention is an information and resource hub for Canadians looking for resources, guidance and education on suicide prevention.
- The Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of B.C.
- Vancouver Coastal Regional Distress Line: 604-872-3311
- Anywhere in BC 1-800-SUICIDE: 1-800-784-2433
- Mental Health Support Line: 310-6789 (no need to dial an area code)
- Online Chat Service for Youth: www.YouthInBC.com (Noon to 1 a.m.)
- Online Chat Service for Adults: www.CrisisCentreChat.ca (Noon to 1 a.m.)
- World Health Organization mental well-being resources for the public
- Kuu-us Crisis Line provides 24-hour crisis services through education, prevention and intervention programs:
- Adult Crisis Line: 250-723-4050
- Youth Crisis Line: 250-723-2040
- Phone (toll-free): 1-800-588-8717
- Hope for Wellness Line offers immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention to all Indigenous peoples across Canada.