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Counselling and Mental Health Resources


Resources for Children and Youth to Access Online Counselling and Mental Health Support

Anxiety Canada
An interactive resource for youth to get information and strategies to manage anxiety – Also offering a free MindShift App

Kelty Mental Health for Youth
Support for youth, by youth who live with mental illness

Dealing with Depression Workbook for Teens
A free online resource

Kids Help Phone
Telephone and chat counselling support

Bounce Back BC
A free skill-building program, delivered over the phone or online, designed to help adults and youth 15+ manage low mood, mild to moderate depression, anxiety, stress or worry

Mind Check
Check how your mental health is going and keep track of your improvement (free and private)

Crisis Centre BC
Offering a free online course by Webinar on Tools for Managing Uncertainty and Change for youth 

Second Step
Access to MindYeti mindfulness program sessions and videos as well as other resources for ages 5 to 13

Resources for Parents for Support

Information Children
Offers a parent helpline, parent coaching and parenting pamphlets to families free of charge

Family Smart
Parent in residence, Graeme, offering support by phone and email: Graeme.partridge-david@familysmart.ca

Crisis Centre BC
Offering a free online course by Webinar on Tools for Managing Stress and Burnout

BC COVID-19 Mental Health Network
BC-based mental health professionals offering free one-on-one counselling over the phone to those struggling with COVID-19 related impacts
Email bccovidtherapists@gmail.com 

Family doctors
All doctors in the province are now offering their services by telephone (as well as in person if needed)

Community Agency Support

Burnaby Child and Youth Mental Health
Walk in intake assessment for mental health concerns – Calling ahead to arrange video-conferencing is preferred at this time – After assessment, children and youth are either seen at CYMH for counselling, or referred to another appropriate agency for support
Call 604-660-9544
Locations:
#102-4430 Halifax St: Tues: 9:30 to 3:30
#201-7645 Kingsway: Wed: 9:30 to 3:30, Thurs: 12-6

Odyssey: Substance Abuse Services for Youth and Families
Counselling for youth who are using substances or substance affected – Counselling for parents whose youth are using substances – And a weekly parent group which meets virtually right now
Call 604.299.6377

Cameray Child and Family Services
A community-based agency committed to the strengthening of individuals and families through a spectrum of services including counselling, education, outreach and advocacy – Services are free
Call 604-436-9449

St. Leonard’s Youth Access Counselling
Free individual and family counselling by referral only (school counsellors can refer, if appropriate)


Updated April 3, 2020