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BC Mental Health & Addiction Information / Resources

(800) 661-2121 / 310-6789 (24 hour distress line)

Provides information and referrals for mental health issues or addiction issues.

Ages: All Ages
Hours: 24 hrs

Fraser Health's START Team (formerly known as Child and Youth Crisis Program)

1-844-START11 (1-844-782-7811)

Provides urgent mental health assessment and crisis intervention services to children and youth (ages 6 to 18) experiencing a mental health crisis and their families.

The START Team provides in-community services to these youth and families who need urgent help. Our services are focused on the individual needs of the young person, are family-centred, and focus on building strengths and coping strategies to deal with difficulties and help prevent future crises.

Hours: Monday to Friday - 9am to 9pm; Weekends and Holidays - Noon to 9pm

Child and Youth Mental Health

(604) 870-5880

Child and Youth Mental Health provides a range of treatment options for children, youth (0-18 yrs) and their families. Programs are designed to support children and youth who are experiencing significant difficulties related to their thoughts, feelings and behaviours. To learn more about CYMH services, please attend the walk-in intake screening clinic on Tuesdays from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. No appointment necessary.

Ages: 18 years and younger
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Counselling (YFC/Youth Unlimited)

(604) 857-7202

Dale Peters, M.A. Qualified, confidential counselling from a registered Clinical Counsellor for youth, families and couples.

Ages: All Ages


*Most private counsellors will provide service at a reduced rate for those who cannot afford counselling.

Kelty Resource Centre

(800) 665-1822 / 604-875-2084

The Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre offers information, resources, and peer support on a wide range of mental health and substance use issues affecting children and youth, including depression, anxiety, attention deficit, behavioural problems, eating disorders, substance use, and more. In addition to information and resources, youth can speak to a youth peer support worker who has been through similar challenges

Ages: Children, youth, and their families
Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

A website where youth can check out how they’re feeling and get connected to support. Offers educational materials, confidential screening quizzes, links to self-help websites, and information on how to access community services.

Ages: 13 – 25

Early Psychosis Intervention (EPI) Program


The EPI Program is aimed at enhancing the recognition of early signs of psychosis so that effective support and treatment can be started as soon as possible. Referrals welcome.

Ages: 13 – 30