Need urgent help? Find support here.

Need urgent help?


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.

Bounce Back®: Reclaim Your Health (depression, stress and anxiety)


If you’re 15 or older, have mild to moderate depression, or are struggling with stress or anxiety, Bounce Back® can help.

Bounce Back® offers the following free resources:

Bounce Back® Today video

Get tips on managing your mood, sleeping better, building confidence, increasing activity, problem solving and healthy living. To watch the video online, go to www.bouncebackvideo.ca and use the access code: bbtodaybc

The Bounce Back® Today video is also available in Arabic, Cantonese, Farsi, French, Mandarin and Punjabi. When you log in to the video site, there is an option to select your preferred language.

Coaching on the Phone, Videoconference or Text

A trained Bounce Back® coach will help you learn skills to improve your mental health. Your coach will help keep you on track and offer support as you work through the program materials. All materials are available online or hard copies can be mailed to you if you prefer.

A doctor’s referral is required to use the coaching program. You can download this referral form and take it to your doctor, a Foundry Centre if there is one in your community or local walk in clinic.

Coaching is also available in Cantonese, French, Mandarin and Punjabi.

Bounce Back® Online

Bounce Back® Online is a self-help program that gives you the skills to manage your depression or anxiety and feel better at your own pace. It uses video modules, e-books and interactive worksheets designed to give you the tools you need to help yourself. Register Now to get started.

Can’t decide which option is right for you?

​The online program might be a better fit for you if you like independent learning in an online only environment. If you need more support in working through the program, or if you get stuck, ask your doctor for a referral to the coaching program.

Modules addressing stress and low mood and the most common impacts they have on your life

Videos… because we all like to watch TV.

E-books…​ short, practical a​nd powerful tools you need – now.​

Worksheets… you didn’t think you’​d just be listening, did you?​

Bounce Back® is offered by the Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division and funded by the Provincial Health Services Authority and Ministry of Health.

YMCA Mental Wellness Programs


Everyone experiences low mood, worries, anxiety and stress. The key is to learn how to make sure these don’t get in the way of doing things you care about! YMCA’s across BC offer free six – eight week mental wellness programs to young people ages 13-30.

Check out what groups are offered, where they are offered and when they are offered at:

“Thank you for being my coach. I really found the CBT program interesting. It helped me to calm down and look at things in a different way instead of getting angry or upset. I enjoyed it very much and I would recommend the program to others.”

- Bounce Back® participant

"I have gained more confidence and peace within myself. I am not as critical with myself and if I am, I am able to catch it and stop before spiraling down. I am standing up for myself."

- Bounce Back® participant

"The Bounce Back program has given me a better understanding of my anxiety and how it affects my day to day in a way that leaves room for compassion for myself."

- Bounce Back® participant