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Support Centres

If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, call 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433), available 24 hours a day.

Kids Help Phone

Visit or call 1-800-668-6868. For kids and teens (ages 20 and under), professional counsellors are available to help, 24 hours a day. It’s free, confidential and anonymous.

On-the-Go Tools

Mindshift App

Break free from anxiety and stress using this free evidence-based anxiety management app. MindShift CBT uses scientifically proven strategies based on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).

MindShift CBT is a free self-help anxiety relief app, that helps you reduce worry, stress, and panic by following evidence-based strategies. Using CBT tools, you can challenge negativity, learn more about anxiety, develop more effective ways of thinking, be mindful, and relax.


FreeCBT is a companion and self-help app for one of the most common formats of CBT. You may have heard it called “the three column technique” or “catch it, check it, change it.” Your brain is really good at making you feel exactly what you’re thinking. Often, we find ourselves thinking “automatic negative thoughts” that lead us to fume on something that may not be true. That can cause us to feel depressed or anxious.

CBT helps you record “automatic thoughts,” challenge them with cognitive distortions and then train your brain with an alternative thought. If you do it enough, you can change your thoughts, your moods and your behavior.

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Support Groups

Wellness Together Support Groups

With Wellness Together Canada you can find communities of support for mental health and substance use. These communities are made up of people who understand what you’re going through and are ready to help. Get connected online, by phone, or via Zoom.

Y Mind Teen

Y Mind Teen is a free seven-week mental wellness program delivered across BC. This program supports teens ages 13 to 18 who are experiencing symptoms of mild-to-moderate anxiety or stress. Participants learn and practice evidence-based strategies to help manage anxiety.

Y Mind Teen is led by trained mental health professionals and gives teens the chance to connect with peers who are experiencing similar thoughts and feelings. All participants receive a free book, workbook and YMCA membership for up to 14 weeks.

B You: Healthy Minds Healthy Bodies

An inclusive group mentoring program for female-identifying and gender-diverse youth, ages 10 to 15. Our school-based program is available on a referral-only basis in select schools in the Greater Victoria Area. Our program is also available online to eligible youth who do not attend one of our partner schools. B You participants connect with our trained mentors and their peers to learn about supporting their physical and mental wellbeing, practicing self-compassion and building healthy relationships.

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Find a Counselor

BC Association of Clinical Counselor

Find counselors based on your preferences, including meeting format, experience, specialisations and pricing.

Learning Resources

My Anxiety Plan

My Anxiety Plan is an anxiety management program based on cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT). My Anxiety Plans for Children and Teens, Adults, and Educators are easy to navigate and helpful for those with mild to moderate anxiety.

Kids Help Phone

Explore resources, search articles and build your skills using games and activities for free. Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7 e-mental health service offering free, confidential support to young people in English and French.