If You Need Help

  • Local Child and Youth Mental Health Offices of the Ministry of Children and Family Development.

  • Kids Help Phone is a 24-hour toll-free service offering confidential phone or web counseling for ages 20 and under.  You do not have to say who you are and it is available in English and French. Phone:  1 800 668-6868.

  • The Crisis Centre. Get immediate help for a crisis. The Crisis Centre provides British Columbia crisis line numbers and related links and resources.
    Phone: 1 800 784-2433 (1-800-SUICIDE) or get online support at www.youthinbc.com.

  • Helpline - To report suspected cases of child abuse or neglect, dial 310-1234 (no area code needed) from anywhere in BC.

  • Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre offers help to children, youth, parents, and families on mental health and/or substance use challenges. You can talk to a professional or a peer support worker and find options for support and treatment within BC.

  • Crisis Line Association of BC's Mental Health Information Line provides support to British Columbians and is answered at all times. You can get support and information on a wide range of mental health challenges.
    Phone: 310-6789 (no area code needed) or get online support at www.youthinbc.com.

  • Centre for Suicide Prevention lists crisis lines in various areas of British Columbia and provides related sites in other provinces and territories.

  • Service BC is the BC government's call centre, providing toll-free access to government information and services throughout the province.

  • HealthLink BC offers medically-approved information and an online Directory to find health services near you. Also, you can call 8-1-1 from anywhere in British Columbia to speak with a nurse, dietitian, or a pharmacist.