Resources for Youth

The Foundry
Foundry offers young people ages 12-24 health and wellness resources, services and supports – online and through integrated service centres in communities across BC.

Y Mind Groups
The YMCA-YWCA Y Mind Groups are a free, weekly psychoeducational support group for teens 13-18 experiencing stress, worries and anxiety. Participants learn healthy coping skills through mindfulness and the ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) process.

Mind Your Mind
mindyourmind exists in the space where mental health, wellness, engagement and technology meet. We work with community partners and young people aged 14 to 29 to co-create interactive tools and innovative resources to build capacity and resilience.

Teen Mental Health
Website with information on common mental health disorders that affect teens.

Dealing with Depression
Interactive tool for teens who want to build skills to deal with depressed mood.

Open Mind BC
Mental health tools and resources for youth and young adults in B.C.

Alcohol and Drug Referral Service
This service is available to people across B.C. needing help with any kind of substance abuse issues 24 hours a day. It provides information and referral to education, prevention and treatment services and regulatory agencies. Toll-Free: 1-800-663-1441

Youth in BC
Online chat for youth – help and support for youth around substance use.

Positive Mental Health Toolkit
This toolkit has been designed to promote positive mental health practices and perspectives within the school environment using a comprehensive school health approach.

Mindshift App
MindShift is an app designed to help teens and young adults cope with anxiety.