You matter. How you feel and what life is like for you right now, matters. Things don’t need to be really bad before you reach out. There are people who care. These resources are for anyone who wants to talk. We all have challenges and the right help and support can help us feel better sooner.
Need to Chat – Connect with people who care & want to help. Youth in BC
Need Some Extra Help – Apps
Provincial and national resources to check out if you want more info on mental health and/or illnesses; to find a support resource in your community, or to talk to someone for any reason
Looking for mental health support or services in your area? Children and youth can access free and voluntary community-based mental health supports and services in B.C. – in fact, Child and Youth Mental Health (CYMH) teams currently have about 100 intake clinics for children, youth and their families at convenient locations throughout B.C. Intake clinic times vary; a list of clinics and hours is below. View Resource
Doing OK? Checking in on the mental health of BC youth – McCreary Centre Society
This report shares findings on the mental health of BC youth from the 2018 BC Adolescent Health Survey. View Report.
By youth for youth poster. View Poster.
Youth vaping during COVID-19 – McCreary Centre Society
In June, September, and December 2020, 28 youth researchers from across BC collected over 3,500 surveys from their peers about their experiences with vaping during the COVID-19 pandemic. This report shares findings from these surveys. View Report.
Youth Workshop facilitation Guide. View Guide.
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We’re here to help you find quality information, learn new skills, and connect with key resources in BC. Explore strategies to help you take care of your mental health and use substances in healthier ways, find the information you need to manage mental health and substance use problems, and learn how you can support a loved one. heretohelp.bc.ca