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If you find yourself in need of immediate help, call Emergency Services – 911.

These are examples of situations that you should seek immediate help:

  • Thinking about ending your life or trying to end your life.
  • Feeling scared because you’re experiencing sensations that aren’t real and/or beliefs that can’t possibly be true.
  • Becoming unable to care for yourself, and it’s putting you at risk of serious harm.
  • Experiencing an alcohol or any other drug overdose.
  • Taking a dangerous combination of substances (like medications and alcohol).

You can also

  • call the crisis line at 1-800-784-2433
  • chat online with Kids Help Phone
  • SMS/Text Kids Help Phone by texting CONNECT to 686868, if you would like to stop the conversation text STOP

For other phone, chat or text support options, visit our Get Support section.

Apps & Tools

Explore these tools to help you manage and prevent challenges from getting in the way of your daily life.

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Naloxone Training Site

This site will teach you how to tell when somebody is overdosing, and how to respond with your Take Home Naloxone kit.

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16 Personalities

This quiz (based off the Myers Briggs Personality Test) is a free tool that is used to identify how people see the world and make decisions. Like many personality measurement tools, this test should be taken with a grain of salt, but it can give you some insight into how your mind works.

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Resume and Cover Letter Builder

This tool will help you write an effective resumé and cover letter that will get noticed by employers. You will also be able to further edit your documents once they are downloaded and e-mailed to your account.

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Blueprint Builder

Choosing a career can be hard, so Work BC has brought together the tools and resources you need to build your personalized career Blueprint. Explore careers, view educational resources and find a job that’s right for you.

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Career Compass

If you're having trouble choosing a career, WorkBC's Career Quizzes are here to help. By taking each quiz, you'll be able to identify your strengths, work preferences and interests and then see which careers might suit you best.

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StudentAid BC Budget Worksheet

Use this worksheet to figure out how much money you will need for school.

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Assignment Calculator

The Assignment Calculator is a time management tool that breaks down research assignments into a series of manageable steps, while providing expert tips for success.

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My Study Life

My Study Life is a cross-platform planner for students, teachers and lecturers designed to make your study life easier to manage. My Study Life allows you to store your classes, homework and exams in the cloud making it available on any device, wherever you are.

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Space

A way of making a game out of limiting your smartphone or tablet use. The app sets screen unlock and time goals.

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Forest

The Forest app helps keep you from checking your smartphone too often by having a tree grow while the app is open. If you close the app, the tree will wither. Grow your forest while staying on task!

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erase | Report It Tool

The erase|Report It tool lets you send a secure, anonymous and confidential message to your school or BC school district’s safe school coordinator, who will follow up on it right away. You do not have to provide your name unless you want to.

Note: Messages are only monitored during your school's operational hours. If this is an emergency please call 911 immediately

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ParticipACTION

This free app is here to help everyday Canadians, just like you, sit less and move more by providing motivational tools, tips, instructional videos and an activity goal based on where you are in your journey.

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Kids Help Phone Reporting Tool

Speaking up about bullying can be hard, but by reporting an incident you're protecting yourself and maybe even others. This tool will help you keep track of bullying incidents so you can report the harassment to a safe adult when you feel ready.

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Grammarly

Grammarly is an app that automatically detects potential grammar, spelling, punctuation, word choice, and style mistakes in writing. Grammarly's algorithms flag potential issues in the text and suggest context-specific corrections for grammar, spelling, wordiness, style, punctuation, and plagiarism. It is available via a browser extension for Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Edge. Grammarly is available as an app for both iOS and Android.

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Credit Card Comparison Tool

This tool helps you compare features for different credit cards, including interest rates, annual fees and rewards. You can narrow your search, view credit card options, and compare your results.

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Account Comparison Tool

In this tool, you can compare features for different chequing and savings accounts, including interest rates, monthly fees and transactions.

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Financial Goal Calculator

The Financial Goal Calculator is designed to help you manage your debt and savings goals

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Budget Calculator

This online calculator can help you see where your money goes. Fill in the slots, and see how you can manage your budget to the things you really need and want. Your answers can be sent to excel so you can go back to it later.

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Mint

Mint is an online pocket financial advisor. You can track your bills, get a free credit score and manage your budget with simple categorization. This app is secure and can connect directly to your financial institution.

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Nike Training Club

The Nike Training Club app offers free workouts, with guidance on proper technique. You can also put together a personalized exercise plan that works for you and adapts with your lifestyle.

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Drugs Meter

Drugs Meter is an anonymous tool that provides personalised feedback on your drug use. It provides reports on your cannabis use and estimates your risk of cannabis related harm.

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Good to Go?

Before you get into your vehicle, ask yourself, “Am I Good to Go?” If you had a little cannabis, had a couple of drinks or feel emotionally upset and still think you can drive, the Good to Go? app will give you some straight answers.

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Grief Support Network

A free proximity-based social network connecting & supporting people grieving or who have grieved with the objective of creating a global community of Grief Angels that can be there for each other during one of live's most difficult time.

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Flo

A period tracker & ovulation calculator that helps predict accurate menstrual cycle predictions.

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Mealtime

Mealtime is a simple way for busy people to plan their meals and eat healthier. Our meal plans & recipes are highly customizable so you can easily personalize a plan that works with your unique tastes and lifestyle.

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Cookspiration

Be inspired to cook any time, day or night with Cookspiration, created by Dietitians of Canada. Recipe ideas are served up to suit your mood and schedule.

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FoodPlanner

Food Planner allows you to quickly plan your daily meals using a selection of recipes downloaded from all of your favorite cooking blogs and recipe sites.

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Calm Harm

Calm Harm provides tasks to help you resist or manage the urge to self-harm. You can make it private by setting a password, and personalize the app if you so wish. You will be able to track your progress and notice change.

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Recharge – Move Well, Sleep Well, Be Well

Recharge is a personalised six-week program that helps improve your general health and wellbeing by focusing on four key areas:

1. A regular wake and sleep time each day, achieved gradually over six weeks;
2. An alarm clock that triggers fun activities designed to get you up and out of bed;
3. Increasing your exposure to daylight early in the day, to help reset your body clock; and,
4. Encouraging you to increase physical activity, especially within two hours of waking up.

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Calm

Calm is the perfect meditation app for beginners, but also includes hundreds of programs for intermediate and advanced meditators and gurus.

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Breathr

Breathr provides easy and fun ways to practice mindfulness along with interesting facts about the benefits of mindfulness.

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MindShift CBT

MindShift is an app designed to help you cope with anxiety using strategies to help you deal with everyday anxiety and specific tools to tackle a range of challenges.

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SAM App for Anxiety

SAM is an app to help you understand and manage your anxiety including tools to help you monitor anxious feelings, practice physical and mental relaxation and build your own toolkit of resources to draw on as needed.

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Saying When

Saying When provides a step-by-step guide to help you take charge of how much and when you drink alcohol.

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Ray’s Night Out

Ray's Night Out is an app designed to help you learn how to drink alcohol safely while having fun.

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Headspace

Headspace is meditation made simple. The app covers the basics of meditation, with progress pages to track your stats and set reminders with your practice.

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ReachOut WorryTime

Everyone has worries pop into their head, but sometimes they won't go away and start to impact everyday life. ReachOut WorryTime interrupts this repetitive thinking by setting aside your worries until later. This means you can deal with worries once a day, rather than carrying them around with you 24/7.

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MoodMission

MoodMission helps you learn ways of coping with low mood and anxiety. Tell the app how you're feeling and get a tailored list of 5 Missions to help you feel better. Missions are activities and mental health strategies that are quick, easy, and backed up by scientific evidence.

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What’s Up?

What's Up? can help you cope with anxiety, stress and feelings of depression. It has interactive games, forums, thought tracking diary and helpful techniques to mange your feelings.

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1 Giant Mind

1 Giant Mind app is for anyone who wants to feel less stressed, more calm and present and experience greater health and well-being. Learn to meditate in 12 easy steps and begin to experience the benefits right away. No previous experience with meditation is needed.

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HabitBull

HabitBull helps you organize your life! You can customize, set goals and create positive habits and routines that can help you feel more in control of unwanted habits. Easily keep track of all your habits, routines and repeated to-dos!

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thinkFull

thinkFull helps you manage your stress to enrich your life. It includes a library of personalized tips that can be customized, saved and shared to help you relieve stress, solve problems and live well.

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Daybreak

Change your relationship with alcohol through Daybreak, a personalized app that helps you reclaim control and develop healthier habits. Whether you want to cut back or quit drinking completely, Daybreak’s supportive community will be there for you at every challenge.

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HealthyMinds

HealthyMinds is a problem-solving tool to help deal with emotions and cope with the stresses you may encounter as a student and in your personal life. The goal: Keeping your mind healthy.

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Rise Up + Recover

Rise Up + Recover is designed to help you if you're struggling with food, dieting, exercise and body image. Includes a range of recovery resources and tools to help with tracking, setting reminders and sharing motivational quotes, images and affirmations.

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Mind your Mood

Mind your Mood is an easy-to-use app that allows you to track your moods, help you understand your ups and downs and see the bigger picture of your emotional health.

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Booster Buddy

Booster Buddy is designed to help you improve your mental health. The app includes tools to help you check-in with how you're feeling, use coping skills, keep track of appointments and medications, get started on tasks, and follow self-care routines.

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Transitions: Making the Most of your Campus Experience

This resource was created as a way to help you and your peers address some important things that aren’t usually talked about, but are important to think about at this transition point in your life. Sometimes knowing what to expect and getting some tips on what to do can go a long way to helping a person find their own way.

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Consider the Consequences

Get the facts and know the risks associated with vaping through two interactive activities.

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Stop Overdose BC

Recognizing the risks and signs of an overdose and knowing how to respond can save lives. Learn how and when to use naloxone, receive tips on talking honestly and openly with loved ones, and find supervised consumption and overdose prevention services in your community.

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Alcohol and Drug Information and Referral Service

For free, confidential information on substance use treatment options and resources all over BC. Multilingual telephone assistance is also available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Here to Help BC

Explore strategies to help you take care of mental health and use substances in healthier ways, find the information you need to manage mental health and substance use problems, and learn how you can support a loved one.

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Youth and Vaping (Gov’t of Canada)

Even though vaping is less harmful than smoking, there are still consequences for you to consider. Vaping can expose you to chemicals that could harm your health. This site provides facts about vaping so you can make informed choices about your life.

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Quit Now

Quit now supports those looking to quit or find more information on smoking. Learn from experts and other smokers, get methods and medications that will help you quit, and find the right support for you.

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Check Yourself

In BC we have lots of tools to help us be in control of our sexual health as guys who have have sex with guys, including guys who don’t identify as gay. Check Yourself has a whole list and see what combination of tools work for you when it comes to building your sexual health.

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UBC Career Resources

You can check UBC's resources here for the tools and help you need to succeed in building your career.

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Work BC

WorkBC helps people find jobs, explore career options and improve their skills.

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On the Loose: A Guide to Life Online for Post-Secondary Students

This guide can help you with the ways classes and relationships have changed in post-secondary life, as well as new challenges like managing your money and taking care of yourself when there's nobody looking over your shoulder.

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AskAboutGames

An online resource forum about age ratings for games, tips for safe and beneficial play, or discovering new games for yourself.

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MediaSmarts

Mediasmarts develops and educates young people as digital citizens and understand the use of media in a healthy way.

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The White Hatter

The White Hatter site provides resources and tools necessary to stay safe in today’s online landscape. They provide information on the use of technology for benefits and concerns of digital media.

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Cybersafe

Cybersafe’s blogs and articles provide information on different dangerous situations online. This site also contains news on cyber security so you can keep up-to-date on new security methods and scams.

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ERASE

ERASE helps empower students to get help with challenges, report concerns to schools, and learn about complex issues facing students.

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NeedHelpNow.ca

NeedHelpNow.ca helps teens stop the spread of sexual pictures or videos and provides support along the way. If you or someone you know has been negatively impacted by a self/peer exploitation incident, this site is here to help offer guidance on the steps you can take to get through it.

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Bullying in the Workplace

An easy-to-read, question-and-answer fact sheet covering workplace bullying and how to handle it.

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Dealing with Psychosis – Supporting Others

This guide is made for someone supporting someone in recovery. The support person does not teach the material but can help encourage and even work with the person at times through this guide and their toolkit.

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Dealing with Psychosis

This toolkit is meant to help you learn skills you can use manage symptoms of psychosis and move forward and enjoy your life. It is not meant to be a substitute for treatments provided by health professionals, but to be used along with treatment.

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Residential Tenancies

Information on your rights as a tenant.

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BC Housing

Find information on subsidized housing and emergency shelter.

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MyGrief.ca

MyGrief.ca can help you understand grief and work through some of the difficult issues you may be facing. MyGrief.ca has been developed by a team of national and international grief experts together with people who have experienced significant loss in their own lives.

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EC Emergency IUD Network

Look for a clinician who can insert an IUD quickly for emergency contraception.

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OptBC Clinic Finder

Options for Sexual Health is the largest non-profit sexual health organization in Canada, and has 60 clinics all around B.C. Opt's clinics along with the affiliated organizations and individuals listed below are part of a network of sexual health service providers who you can access when you need to talk about sexuality or sexual health.

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It’s A Plan

With so many options available, making the right decisions about contraception can be a little overwhelming. It's a plan was created to help you and your health care provider determine the method that's best for you.

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HIM – Health Initiative for Men

Health Initiative for Men is a non-profit society that aims to strengthen the health and well-being of gay men. They offer the full spectrum of gay men’s sexual health testing, as well as professional counselling, sexual health education, and an engaging mix of social and volunteer opportunities.

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Scarleteen

Scarleteen is an independent, grassroots sexuality and relationships education and support organization and website.

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Sex and U

SexandU.ca takes a real-life approach to the questions and issues around sex and sexuality that matter most to Canadians. From talking about sex, to lifestyle choices, to contraception awareness and sexually transmitted infections, SexandU.ca provides accurate, credible, and up-to-date information and education on topics related to sexual and reproductive health.

SexandU.ca is an initiative of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada, Canada’s leading authority on sexual and reproductive health.

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Go Ask Alice!

Go Ask Alice! is a site supported by a team of Columbia University health promotion specialists, health care providers, and other health professionals, along with a staff of information and research specialists and writers. "Alice" provides information on a wide range of health topics.

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SexSense

Sex Sense is a free and confidential sexual health resource and referral service provided by Opt - Options for Sexual Health. Our hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (PST).
Call us at 1-800-739-7367 throughout BC* or 604-731-7803 in the Lower Mainland
*The 1-800-739-7367 line is toll-free for callers within BC and the Yukon, Canada. For callers outside of these areas, regular long distance charges may apply.

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TransCareBC

Trans Care BC will help you understand the concepts, definitions, terms and expressions used when talking about trans identity, gender, sexual orientation and health and wellness.

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Qmunity

Through publications, multimedia materials, one-on-one consultations, and interactive workshops, Qmunity helps individuals, families, businesses, schools, and service providers to identify and avoid discriminatory behaviours and to explore the complexity, fluidity, and potential of sexual and gender diversity.

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Anti Violence Project

The Anti Violence Project offers services to all people of all genders who have been impacted by gender-based violence, either by directly experiencing it, through causing harm to someone, or supporting or knowing someone who has experienced it

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Smartsex Resource

Visit this site if you need information and resources on sexual health. If you live in Canada, you can also ask a question or chat privately with one of our nurses. You can live chat with our nurses on:

Tuesdays 1:00-3:00 PM
Wednesday 3:00-5:00 PM
Thursdays 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Chat times do change, so please check the next date & time posted on the site.

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BC Women’s Sexual Assault Service

We provide care to anyone from any province or country, who is 13 or older and has been sexually assaulted within the past 7 days.

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WAVAW Rape Crisis Centre

WAVAW provides immediate emotional support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year through our 24-Hour Crisis Line.

Our toll-free, confidential Crisis Line is answered by empathetic and skilled support workers. Crisis Line support workers are there to listen, to provide non-judgmental support and if needed, to provide information on available counselling services or referrals to other community programs and organizations.

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VictimLinkBC

VictimLinkBC is a toll-free, confidential, multilingual telephone service available across B.C. and the Yukon 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-563-0808. It provides information and referral services to all victims of crime and immediate crisis support to victims of family and sexual violence, including victims of human trafficking exploited for labour or sexual services.

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Sexually Transmitted Infections

The BCCDC provides information about, and diagnoses and treats sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in its clinics in British Columbia.

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Food Choices When Money is Tight – Budget-Friendly Information Sheets & Recipes

Budget-friendly recipes, practical tips on saving money at the grocery store and healthy meal ideas that make the most of each ingredient.

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Healthy Living for Teens

This workbook has tips on healthy eating, physical activity and mental well-being are great ways to think clearly, feel your best and make the most of your own potential.

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Guided Meditations – Mindfulness for Teens

Guided meditations by Dr. Dzung Vo which you can listen to on his website or download to listen to later.

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Our Self-harm Workbook

This toolkit by mental health specialist Kati Morton provides outlines, videos and self help tasks with a cognitive behavioural approach.

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Self-Injury Outreach & Support

A Canadian website which provides information and support on self-injury.

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Sleep Diary – Kids Help Phone

This sleep diary can help you track your sleeping habits for up to 2 weeks and figure out what you can do to sleep better.

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Best Yoga Poses for Sleep – Sleep.org

Four simple yoga poses to help get you ready for bedtime.

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Early Psychosis Intervention

Provides information to help you understand psychosis, the importance of early intervention, treatments and where to get help if you have concerns about yourself or someone you know.

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Toward the Heart

A resource for youth, created by youth, on overdoses and Naloxone. Featuring illustrations by youth artists.

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Drug Cocktails

Facts about mixing medicine, booze and street drugs.

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Bounce Back®

Bounce Back® is a free program for individuals 15 and older experiencing mild to moderate depression or anxiety. Resources include videos, coaching by phone, video-conference or text, and an online self-help program.

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Bulimia & Binge Eating Self Help

Self-help course to deal with bulimia and binge eating

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Letter Builder

Struggling with eating? This letter building tool can help you explore questions about how your eating experiences are impacting your life and identify personal strengths that can help you.

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Online Peer Support

The Looking Glass Foundation offers free, anonymous and real time Online Peer Support to people of all ages across Canada who are experiencing disordered eating, weight or body image image challenges.

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What’s with Weed?

What's With Weed is an online quiz to help you check out where you or a friend is at with weed use. The quiz is anonymous and private.

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Change

Change is a manual designed to help you if you're thinking about making changes to your substance and/or alcohol use.

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You and Substance Use

You and Substance Use is a resource to help you better understand your relationship with substances you use and ways to make changes, if you choose to.

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Students Against Depression

Students Against Depression includes tools to help with making small first steps, creating healthy daily routines, changing thinking habits and building skills to help you live well and tackle feelings of depression and low mood.

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Antidepressant Skills Workbook

A self-care guide on how to make changes to your thinking and actions that can help in dealing with depression.

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Dealing with Depression Online

Dealing with Depression Online is an interactive resource that can help you understand and deal with low mood and depression. A step-by-step approach can help you learn how to apply realistic thinking, problem solving, and goal setting to your daily life.

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AnxietyBC

Interactive website that offers information and tools for dealing with anxiety.

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Social Anxiety Self-Help Guide

This Social Anxiety Guide can help you to recognize signs of social anxiety, understand what causes it, and can help find ways to overcome thoughts, feelings and behaviours associated with social anxiety.

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Walk Along

Small steps to take care of yourself and help you get through the day.

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Antidepressant Skills at Work

A self-care workbook for dealing with mood problems in the workplace, based on research about strategies that are effective in managing
depressed mood. The manual is primarily intended for working adults experiencing low mood or depression.

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Cybersecurity Lab

Through puzzles, you strengthen your cyber defenses and thwart the attackers by completing a series of cybersecurity challenges.

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Digizen

You have the opportunity to experience a day at school with Joe, the main character, and make decisions about how to help him as he experiences cyberbullying. You are challenged to be a responsible digital citizen and find out more about keeping safe online. (Requires latest version of flash.)

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Healthy Thinking

Healthy Thinking is an online tool that can help you learn how to think about common stressful situations in a healthy and balanced way.

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monSTRESSity

Interactive online game to help you cope in different situations where you might experience anxiety.

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Worry Rockets

Worry Rockets is an online game to help "launch" your worries away.

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