We have many resources in addition to the ones listed below for mental health support during the pandemic. They have been gathered at this site: https://sd46.bc.ca/families-and-students/covid-19-resources-support/
Please keep in mind that these websites and resources are managed by outside agencies. If you find any problems with any of the sites listed below, please let us know.
Youth in BC – 24 hour distress line & website: 1-866-661-3311 & http://youthinbc.com/
Crisis Centre – crisiscentre.bc.ca/
Kids Help Phone – 1-800-668-6868 https://kidshelpphone.ca
Helpline for Children – 310-1234 (toll free) http://www.safekidsbc.ca/helpline.htm
Emergency Response – 911
CYMH – Child and Youth Mental Health – 604-740-8900 or 604-886-5525 – Free counselling through the Ministry of Children & Family Development. There is a referral process you may do for yourself or you can contact us & we can help you with that. CYMH has qualified counsellors & usually has a wait list, though the length of wait time varies.
Sunshine Coast Youth Outreach Worker Program – 604-741-1129
Addiction Services – 604-885-8678 – Free, qualified counsellors to help in the area of addiction.
St. Mary’s Hospital – 604-885-2224
Sunshine Coast Youth Clinic – 604-886-5600 – Mondays 3:30-5:30 – Services for youth – HIV/SDT testing, Health Information, Birth Control (free for youth up to 18 years), pregnancy testing, general health concerns. Confidential. Drop-in or appointment.
Sunshine Coast Community Services – http://www.sccss.ca/ – This society provides a wide range of services to people on the coast, including family & youth services.
Other Resources for Youth on All Kinds of Topics – Mental Health, Sex Ed etc.
Anxiety Canada Youth – This is an AMAZING website if you are feeling stressed, or have test anxiety, panic attacks etc: https://anxietycanada.com
Bounce Back – Free Online Self-Help Program for youth 15+ experiencing mild to moderate depression or anxiety. See www.bouncebackbc.ca.
Kelty Mental Health – A site from BC that has Apps on it & lots of other resources to help you: http://keltymentalhealth.ca/youth-and-young-adults
Canadian Centre for Child Protection: www.protectchildren.ca
Canadian Mental Health – This website has information and help on a variety of topics – http://www.cmha.ca/mental-health/
Children of Parents with Mental Illness – http://www.copmi.net.au
Children of the Street Society – http://www.childrenofthestreet.com/
The Force Society for Kids’ Mental Health – A provincial advocacy & support group for families dealing with mental health issues. Notice the webinars that are available on this website on a variety of topics.
Cybertip – https://www.cybertip.ca/app/en/
The Door That’s Not Locked – http://www.thedoorthatsnotlocked.ca/app/en/
Kids Health – This link is to the Teen Health section of this website – http://teenshealth.org/teen/
Help Guide.org is a large site with resources on a variety of topics. Check out the sections that interest you: http://www.helpguide.org/
Teen Mental Health is an interesting Canadian website with help and info on all kinds of things: http://www.teenmentalhealth.org/
Need Help Now – http://www.needhelpnow.ca/app/en/
Planet Ahead – http://www.planetahead.ca/ – excellent site for information about sexual health
Options for Sexual Health – 1-800-SEX-SENSE – optionsforsexualhealth.org
GAB Youth Services – https://qmunity.ca/get-support/youth/ – a Vancouver-based resource for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and questioning youth & allies.
Prideline BC – 1-800-566-1170 – Information, resources, or someone to talk to weeknights 7:00-10:00 PM.