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Lindsay Byers

Press Secretary
Office of the Premier

Ministry of Education

Government Communications and Public Engagement
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Mental-health and wellness resources for students

See below a list of mental-health, wellness and safety resources for students throughout the province:


  • Erase is a central place to find free mental-health and wellness resources, including trauma-informed practice tools for educators and links to places students and families can get help if they need it.
  • Erase also has an online student safety reporting tool, so if a student is worried about something, they can anonymously seek support from an adult.
  • Erase is a safe, effective tool where children can report anything they find concerning. Erase resources focus on social media and online safety, mental health and wellness, substance use, anti-racism, gang prevention and supporting students of all sexual orientations and gender identities

Mental-health supports for youth, young adults and families:

  • Foundry Virtual – Provincewide virtual services for young people age 12-24 and their caregivers with drop-in or scheduled virtual counselling appointments, peer support, youth groups or caregiver groups via Foundry BC app, chat, voice or video calls. All services are free and confidential. Call 1 833 FOUNDRY (308-6379) or visit:
  • Here2Talk – Confidential, free counselling and referral services by app, phone or online chat for all registered post-secondary students, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call 1 877 857-3397, or 1 604 642-5212 if you are a student calling from outside of Canada (international calling charges may apply):
  • Ministry of Children and Family Development – Supports all children, youth and families in British Columbia to live safe and healthy lives, and provide programs and services to support child and youth mental health. Find a child and youth mental health intake clinic near you:
  • EASE (Everyday Anxiety Strategies for Educators) At Home – Free anxiety activities and resources for B.C. parents, caregivers and families to support children’s mental health. View or download these activities at:
  • Kids Help Phone – Immediate counselling, support, information and referrals, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Youth can call 1 800 668-6868 or text "TALK" to 686868. Texting support for adults is available by texting "TALK" to 741741. Or visit:
  • Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre – Free mental-health and substance-use information, resources and peer support for B.C. parents, caregivers and families of children and youth. Call 1 800 665-1822 or visit: