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Mental Health Resources

Burnaby School District staff have curated a number of resources with information for parents, students and staff.

Read the District’s Mental Health Literacy Microsite

Stress and Students: Supporting Mental Wellness

Sleep – What Students and Families Need to Know

Additional resources for children and youth to access online counselling and mental health support in the community can be found below.

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

Kelty Mental Health
Support for families and youth

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:

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

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
#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)

Additional District Resources and Information

District Leadership – Mental Health and Well-being for All

Back to School: Tips To Support Your Child – Posted September 2021

Social Emotional Learning at Home – Posted May 2020

Tips to Support the Mental Health of You and Your Children – Posted May 2020

Updated November 2023