Mental Health Supports for Youth

Mental Health Supports for Youth


Kid’s Help Phone

  • Call a counsellor at 1-800-668-6868

Youth in BC Online Crisis Counselling

  • www.youthinbc.com
  • Free service where youth can chat with a live, one-on-one crisis volunteer

Youth Space

  • An emotional support and crisis line for anyone under the age of 30
  • Online chat or text: 778-783-0177
  • https://www.youthspace.ca/

LGBT Youth Line

Child and Youth Mental Health (Ministry of Child and Family Development)

  • Free counselling for children and youth with mental health issues and support for their families. Self or parental referral is appropriate.
  • 250-423-5311

School Counsellors

  • Ask your child’s classroom teacher about making a referral

East Kootenay Addictions Services Society – Elk Valley Child & Youth Clinician

  • Free counselling for children and youth displaying behavioural issues including anger management, bullying, and impulse control
  • Self or parental referral is appropriate
  • 1-250-423-4423 or 1-800-644-6144

Children Who Witness Abuse (Kids Count Too)

  • Free individual and group counselling for children and youth who have witnessed or experienced negative conflict in their families
  • Self or parental referral is appropriate
  • 250-423-6800

Elk Valley PEACE (Prevention, Education, Advocacy, Counseling & Empowering Children & Youth Experiencing Violence)

  • Free program available to children and youth aged 3-18 years residing in the Elk Valley who have experienced or who are experiencing violence in the home and/or a difficult parental separation. This program is funded by Ministry of Public Safety & Solicitor General
  • 250-433-6353

Sexual Abuse Intervention Program (SAIP)

  • Free counselling for children and youth who have been sexually abused or who have sexual behavior problems
  • 250-430-1133
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