The Anxiety Disorders Association of BC provides information about how excess anxiety can express itself and also provides effective strategies to begin addressing anxiety. The site includes self-help tips, workshop listings and resources, as well as a section devoted to anxiety & parenting.
Toolkit for teens
Contact info 1-604-525-7566
Crisis Line# (lower mainland)
(604) 951-8855 (24 hour)
Car 67 (Surrey only)
Car 67 is a partnership between the Surrey RCMP and Mental Health and Addiction Services. A uniform RCMP member and a clinical nurse specializing in mental health work together and respond to calls received involving emotional and mental health issues.
The Car 67 team will drive in an unmarked police vehicle to enhance privacy of the individuals and families that they serve.
If you need immediate help, call 911. Go to the nearest emergency room or follow the instructions provided by your doctor, mental health professional or care team.
1-800-784-2433 (or 1-800-SUICIDE)
Kids Help Phone
Victims & Witnesses of Crime/Violence
Crime Victim Assistance Program
A list of various pages that describe how violence or crime may affect you or a family member; as well as, services & supports that are available in the community and on-line.
The role of Victim Service Workers are described here
Please note: Free counselling support is available for anyone who experienced childhood sexual assault whether or not the abuse was reported to police. Adults who were or are victims of violence within the last year can obtain counselling support to address related issues.
101-6350 203 Street, Langley, BC V2Y 1L9
Victim Service Workers are provided to Langley BC Residents who have been affected by relationship violence, criminal harassment, childhood sexual abuse, adult sexual assault or for those who would like support to fill the forms to obtain support services through crime victim assistance.
Counselling and outreach support is provided to women and children. Outreach support includes accompaniment to family court and those seeking housing.
Langley Crime Victim Assistance-Police Based Program
22180- 48A Avenue, Langley BC V3A 8B7
To contact a Victim Service Worker: (604) 532-3214(604) 532-3214
Surrey Crime Victim Assistance-Police Based Program
14355 – 57th Avenue, Surrey BC V3X 1A9
To contact a Victim Service Worker: (604) 599-7600(604) 599-7600
Health Link BC
Deaf or Hearing impaired: 7-1-1
8-1-1 not available in your area?
Visit the website: http://www.healthlinkbc.ca
Speak to a nurse 24 hours a day for general health information or advice about symptoms by phone or email. Speak with a dietitian Monday thru Friday during daytime hours or a pharmacist from 5pm to 9am, 7 days per week. Translation services are available in over 130 languages!
Here to help
Here to Help is a web site geared towards mental health and substance use information. It features a ton of up-to-date information on both, ideas & skills to help manage these issues, screening self-tests, and support in the form of their discussion forums or by email.
Children Who Witness Violence Program
Provides individual and group counselling services for children aged 3 to 18 years of age who witness violence against a parent, most often a mother. The program is designed to help break the intergenerational cycle of violence against women by helping children cope with, and heal from, the trauma of living in a violent situation and learn about healthy relationships.
BC Schizophrenia Society
The BC Schizophrenia Society provides and promotes support to families of people with severe mental illness, public education, advocacy, and research. Their Kids in Control Support Group Program gives information, education and support to children (8-13) who have a parent or older sibling with a serious mental illness.
Canadian Mental Health Association BC Division
The CMHA is a nation-wide, charitable organization that promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness. They do both public education and direct services. Both the BC and national web sites have a ton of information on mental health issues, links to resources and online discussions.
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), is an American non-profit organization providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with ADHD.
BC Bereavement Help line
A non-profit charitable organization dedicated to the healthy and wholesome recovery of individuals experiencing grief through telephone support and information.
Ministry of Children and Families
MCFD is the provincial ministry holding the responsibility for the well-being of children and their healthy development. They are probably best known for providing child protection and supervising substitute care (like foster care and group homes), but also provide services for children with special needs, child and youth mental health, youth justice, and early childhood development programs and services.
Representative for Children & Youth
For more information on the Representative for Children and Youth advocacy services.
Youth Health Services-BC Children’s Hospital
Youth Health Services
The Youth Health Program of the BC Children’s Hospital is dedicated to improving the health of young people in British Columbia through clinical services, health promotion, education and training, advocacy, and research. Their site offers an intro to what to expect when you visit the hospital, as well as your rights and resources.
The F.O.R.C.E Society for Kids Mental Health
A provincial organization that provides families with an opportunity to speak with other families who understand and may be able to offer support or advice on what has worked for them. The F.O.R.C.E. also provides families and professionals with information, tools, and tips on how to support and assist children with mental health difficulties.
Youth 2 Youth
This site is available to youth seeking information about learning disabilities, educational supports & post secondary supports and available grants.
Safe Online Outreach Society
Website provides information on cyber bullying, internet safety as well as links to various resources. Offers programs across B.C including “Youth 2 Youth” which engages high school teens to become experts on internet education and safety by providing them with the skills to teach internet safety presentations to elementary school children.
Youth Against Violence Line
24/7 live help line where youth can talk one-on-one, in confidence and anonymously to a support worker about bullying, gang activity, harassment, intimidation, sexual exploitation and many other issues. This is a multilingual line, so you can speak whatever language you feel most comfortable speaking in. Parents/caregivers and teachers are also welcome to call.
Service Canada Centres for Youth
Service Canada Centres for Youth (SCCY) offer a number of services specially designed to help students find a job, including detailed job postings in a variety of fields, many links to employers, useful information on workplace health and safety and other government programs and services.
Canadian Mental Health Association
This site is for teens who want to explore how the experience of mental health issues may be causing challenges at school or home. Also, this site offers tools to cope with challenges and to help create success at school.
Kelty Mental Health
Kelty Resource Centre is a provincial resource centre helping BC children, youth and their families to find the resources in dealing with mental health and substance use issues. In addition, as successors to the Eating Disorder Resource Centre of BC, the centre also provides information and referrals to adults with eating disorders.
Vine Avenue Youth Drop-In
Located in White Rock, BC, provides free and confidential health care for youths aged 12-21. General medical issues, sexual health (including free STI testing and free birth control) mental health assessments and referrals, as well as addictions assessments and counselling.