Although this post is titled Supports for Youth, many of these resources are available to anyone and everyone throughout the province.
Foundry is a province-wide network of integrated health and social services for people between the ages of 12–24. It provides access to mental health resources, substance-use services, social services, primary care, and peer supports, with a goal of helping young people before their health challenges become overwhelming. Foundry has offices in Vancouver, Victoria, Abbotsford, Campbell River, Penticton, Kelowna, and Prince George, as well as virtual offices for online support.
Y-Mind is an initiative from the YMCA that provides a six-week online program across the province for teens aged 13–17 experiencing anxiety and looking for ways to connect with others with similar feelings.
WE Well-being serves youth, educators, and families by promoting inclusive, safe, and caring environments; reducing stigma and celebrating diversity; and improving social, emotional, physical, and mental well-being for Canadians. They’ve developed a COVID-19 toolkit to promote self-care and connection.
The Ministry of Children and Family Development is offering virtual care sessions by phone or online for children and youth throughout B.C.