Foundry's provincial virtual services - 10:00am-9:00PM Monday - Friday and 10:00am-6:00pm Saturday-Sunday. MOBILE APP AND WEBSITE
Access our virtual services through the new Foundry BC app — co-created with and for youth ages 12-24 and their caregivers in British Columbia.
Young people aged 12-24 and their caregivers can utilize the Foundry BC app to access drop-in or schedule virtual counselling appointments, find peer support, join a group or browse our library of tools and resources.
9-8-8: Suicide Crisis Helpline - 24/7 CALL OR TEXT
People anywhere in Canada can now call or text 9-8-8 to have access to 24/7/365, bilingual, trauma-informed, and culturally appropriate suicide prevention support.
9-8-8 is a three-digit, national mental health crisis and suicide prevention helpline that provides urgent, live support by phone and text to people in every province and territory across the country.
If you are feeling like you have lost hope and are struggling to cope, if you are dealing with thoughts of suicide, or if you are worried about someone else, 9-8-8 is here for you. When you reach out, a trained responder will listen without judgement, provide support and understanding, and can tell you about resources that will help.
For more information, check out 988.ca
Kids Help Phone - 24/7 PHONE AND TEXT
Toll-free, 24-hour phone, counselling and referral service for young people.
Kids Help Phone (1-800-668-6868) has toll-free, 24-hour phone, counselling and referral service for young people. You can also connect by texting CONNECT to 686868, and chat confidentially with a trained, volunteer Crisis Responder for support with any issue. If you would like to stop the conversation text STOP.
Read more about what to expect when connecting with Kids Help Phone.
BC Crisis Line - 24/7 PHONE
Support for people having thoughts of suicide.
BC's Crisis Line 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433) provides direct support if you, or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide. Services also include phone outreach and follow up support. The phone line is available in over 140 languages using a language service.
Youth in BC Chat - NOON-1AM ONLINE CHAT
Support if you are feeling upset or just want to chat with someone.
The Crisis Centre offers one-on-one online chat and follow-up as needed, noon-1am daily. Youth in BC is for youth who need a safe, respectful place to access support and information, or just someone to listen without judgment.
Indigenous Initiatives Network - 24/7 PHONE AND TEXT
Indigenous youth and adults now have the option of connecting with First Nations, Inuit and Métis crisis responders when available.
Through the 24/7 Crisis TEXT Line powered by Kids Help Phone, Indigenous youth and adults now have the option of connecting with First Nations, Inuit and Métis crisis responders when available.
To connect with the Indigenous Initiatives Network at Kids Help Phone:
- Simply text “First Nations” “Metis” or “Inuit” to 68 68 68 (youth) or 741 741 (adults) and individuals will be connected with a corresponding crisis responder if available.
- You can also call 1-800-668-6868
- Go to kidshelpphone.ca/indigenous.
KUU-US Crisis Line - 24/7 PHONE
Support for Indigenous youth in BC.
The KUU-US Crisis Line Society provides a First Nations and Indigenous specific crisis line available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, toll-free from anywhere in British Columbia.
Topics the KUU-US Crisis Line can support individuals with include, but are not limited to, mental health issues and crisis related to residential school, child welfare, addiction, health concerns, divorce and separation, suicide ideation and survivorship, grief and loss, crime, abuse, peer pressure and financial distress.
Youthspace - 6PM - MIDNIGHT DAILY ONLINE CHAT AND TEXT
Crisis intervention service for young people under 30.
Prefer to chat online or by text? Youthspace.ca provides emotional support and crisis intervention service for young people under 30. Youthspace.ca is made up of a community of volunteers who are here to support you - whatever you are going through.
Read more about what to expect when connecting with Youthspace.ca
Mental health support and information Line - 24/7 PHONE
General support if you are worried, feeling upset, or just want to talk with someone.
Sex Sense - Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM PHONE AND EMAIL
Free and confidential sexual health resource and referral service.
Here2Talk- 24/7 PHONE, MOBILE APP AND WEBSITE
Counselling and community referral services for students in BC.
Here2Talk connects students with mental health support when they need it. Through this program, all students currently registered in a B.C. post-secondary institution have access to free, confidential counselling and community referral services, conveniently available 24/7 via app, phone and web.
If calling from outside Canada, dial +1.604.642.5212. Please note international calling charges may apply.
The Here2Talk app is available for Apple and Android devices. To download the app for your phone or tablet, visit the links below.
VGH Smoking Cessation Clinic - BY APPOINTMENT ONLY PHONE AND VIDEO CHAT
Support, counselling, and education for people of all ages by a doctor or nurse trained in tobacco use disorder and symptom interruption.
The Smoking Cessation Clinic at Vancouver General Hospital provides cessation support, counselling, and education for people of all ages by a doctor or nurse trained in tobacco use disorder. Some free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is available.
- Appointments are available in person (in Vancouver at VGH) or by phone or video. Services are available to all BC residents.
- Youth or parents can book an appointment directly (no referral needed) by phone 604-875-4800 (select option 2) or email email@example.com.
QuitNow.ca - PHONE AND ONLINE CHAT
Free quit coaches to help start your journey with quitting or reducing smoking or vaping.
QuitNow offers quit coaching and online resources to help you quit or reduce smoking or vaping. Quit Coaches provide guidance to help you get started and pick the quit tools that are right for you.
You can access a Quit Coach in two ways:
If you’re looking to quit or reduce vaping, check out QuitNow’s youth vaping mini-site at www.quitnow.ca/vape-free-quitting.