Foundry's provincial virtual servicescallphone_iphone
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.
Kids Help Phonecallchat_bubblephone_iphone
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.
Crisis Line and Chatcallchat_bubble
BC's Distress Phone Services 1-800-784-2433 provide confidential, non-judgmental, free emotional support, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The phone line is available in over 140 languages using a language service.
Prefer to chat online? The Crisis Centre offers one-on-one online chat noon-1am daily as well as 24/7 access to resources and information through the Youth in BC program. 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 Networkphone_iphone
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 Linecall
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.
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 Linecall
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.
Vancouver General Hospital Smoking Cessation Clinicadd
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.