Together We Give Hope

Youth Specific

www.YouthinBC.com
An online chat for youth.  A trained, non-judgmental volunteer is available to chat noon to 1 am, 7 days a week.

Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre
The Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre is BC’s information source for children, youth and families on mental health and substance use issues. The Centre provides:

  • Peer support from a Parent in Residence and Youth in Residence from the F.O.R.C.E. Society for Kids’ Mental Health
  • Peer support and resources on eating disorders for all ages
  • Online resources on child and youth mental health and substance use including suicide prevention, depression and self harm are available for access through keltymentalhealth.ca; keltyeatingdisorders.ca; and the Kelty YouTube channel.
  • Call 604-875-2084

Mindcheck.ca
A youth and young adult-focused interactive website where visitors can check out how they’re feeling and get connected to support early and quickly. Support includes education, self-help tools, website links, and assistance in connecting to local professional resources.

Child and Adolescent Response Team (CART – Vancouver)
The CART program provides a community response to mental health related crises involving school aged children and youth up to the age of 18 living in Vancouver who are experiencing urgent psychiatric or emotional distress.  The CART Program offers:

  • Urgent assessment and consultation
  • Clinical intervention and short term counseling/support
  • Community resource co-ordination
  • Follow-up from hospital to community resources when needed
  • Psychiatric consultation when appropriate.

CART office: 604.874.2300 or 604.874.7307.  The CART program offers referrals from Monday-Friday, 8:30am until 5:30pm (excluding statutory holidays).

TRACC (Team Response to Children and Adolescents in Crisis)
Richmond:  604.207.2524

Youth and Crisis Response Team – Fraser Health:
Surrey: 604.585.5561
Port Moody:  604.469.3232
Abbotsford:  604.557.2095

Suicide Prevention, Education & Counselling (SPEAC)
For children and youth 18 and under who have made a suicide attempt or are at risk of doing so and who live in Surrey, White Rock and Langley. SPEAC program provides suicide risk assessment, crisis intervention and short-term counselling.  Therapists are available for consultation and to provide prevention workshops to community groups upon request.  Call:  (604) 584-5811