Mental Health Support

B.C. seniors, adults, youth and frontline health care workers experiencing anxiety, depression or other mental health challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic can get help through virtual services.

To support British Columbians of all ages during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Province is expanding existing mental health programs and launching new services.

To view all provincial mental health services available, visit: www.gov.bc.ca/covid19

Important Numbers (available 24/7)

  • Call 9-1-1 if you are in an emergency.
  • Call 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) if you are considering suicide or are concerned about someone who may be.
  • Call 310Mental Health Support at 310-6789 (no area code needed) for emotional support, information and resources specific to mental health. 
  • Call Kid’s Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868 to speak to a professional counsellor (20 yrs old and younger).

Crisis/Distress Phone Lines (available 24/7)

To speak to someone that can offer emotional support, listen, and possibly provide information on other options for support. For more info see www.crisiscentre.bc.ca

Online Chat Services (available Noon to 1 am daily)


Local Sessions on Anxiety & Social Isolation

Our Bowen Health Centre Foundation is offering sessions:

For more info, read this announcement.


Other Resources

BounceBack® (www.bouncebackbc.ca) is a free skill-building program designed to help adults and youth 15+ manage low mood, mild to moderate depression, anxiety, stress or worry. Delivered online or over the phone with a coach. 

Kelty Mental Health (https://keltymentalhealth.ca/)  is a source of mental health information and offers scheduled webinars on topical mental health issues. 

MindhealthBC (http://www.mindhealthbc.ca/) is a resource to assist you in finding supports for yourself or others.

FoundryBC (www.foundrybc.ca/northshore) is a resource for youth 12-24, mental health and substance use support. Tele-counselling drop-in is available Monday-Thursday from 1 to 5 pm.  Phone: 604-984-5060.


Note: The above information is consistent with information provided by https://cmha.bc.ca/mental-health/find-help/ and the Crisis Centre of BC.