AYC on Instagram
AYC on Twitter
AYC on Facebook


(800) 784-2433 / (604) 872-3311

Counseling by professionally trained volunteers for people experiencing emotional distress.

Ages: All Ages
Hours: 24 hrs
Chat room:

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 - 9 am to 9 pm; Weekends and Holidays - Noon to 9 pm

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

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

Fraser Valley Regional Crisis Line

(877) 820-7444 / (604) 951-8855

If you are experiencing emotional distress, the Fraser Valley Regional Crisis Line will provide you with counseling by a well-trained volunteer.

Ages: All Ages
Hours: 24 hrs

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

Kids Help Phone

(800) 668-6868

Counsellors answer calls and online questions from across Canada. No matter what the problem or concern counsellors are there to provide immediate and caring support, as well as information and referrals to the kids who reach out to us.

Ages: 5 – 20
Hours: 24 hrs

Telecare Crisis & Caring Line

(604) 852-9099 / (888) 852-9099

Trained volunteers ready to deal with a variety of issues. Confidential.

Ages: All Ages
Hours: 24 hours (when local volunteers are unavailable, call will be transferred to Vancouver Crisis Line)

Youth in BC

(866) 661-3311 / 604-872-3311

Online service where BC youth can connect live, one-on-one with a crisis chat volunteer, obtain email support from professional staff, locate timely and accurate information on different issues, and connect to referral services in their own community.

Ages: 29 years and younger Hours: 24 hour website, chat 12:00 pm – 1:00 am daily

Suicide Awareness Fraser East (SAFE)