An online crisis chat service, where you can chat 1-on-1 with a trained volunteer from the Crisis Centre. We also have our website, as well as resources: a list of organizations and websites where you can get help. It’s for youth 25 and under who need a safe, respectful place to access support and information, or just someone to listen without judgment. Also open to parents and/or professionals who are looking for topic-specific information and resources for various youth-related issues.
FREE: Youths 25 and under, but all ages welcome, open to parents as well Anonymous and Confidential.
Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7 national service offering bilingual (English and French) professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support to young people. We are always open, providing a safe and trusted place for young people in any moment of crisis or need. Available via phone service, texting service, live chat, Always There app, resources around me and Good2Talk
Access to a professional counsellor provide immediate support. Confidential. Anonymous
Text CONNECT to 686868 Live Chat Hours: Temporarily Closed
Operates a 24-hour crisis line for self-identified women and female youth, and trans, non-binary, and Two-Spirit individuals who are survivors of rape or sexual violence (including childhood sexual abuse) or criminal harassment. Services include emotional support, crisis intervention, resources, and information and referrals for community services. Also offers one-to-one counselling, advocacy, support groups, 24-hour accompaniment to the hospital and/or police station, and assistance with completion of legal forms and compensation applications. Services for Indigenous women and youth include counselling, support groups, and community referrals.
FREE: self-identified women, transgender, non-binary, and Two-Spirit individuals Confidential.
Provides one-to-one support, legal information and support, crisis intervention, community-based victim services, counselling, information and referral, and a variety of support groups for self-identified women and girls who have experienced relationship violence, childhood sexual abuse, and/or sexual assault, regardless of their race, culture, physical ability, or sexual orientation. Operates a province-wide crisis line for survivors of intimate partner violence, childhood sexual abuse, and sexual assault.
Provides assistance and support to older adults and third parties assisting older adults, who are dealing with abuse or mistreatment as well as assistance to navigate systems that impact older adults. Services are provided through a helpline, victim services, legal advocates and an elder law clinic. Information about abuse prevention is also provided through educational and outreach programs, listed independently. Wheelchair accessible.
Access to a professional counselor provide immediate support regarding elder abuse. Confidential & Anonymous
Provides 24-hour crisis services through education, prevention, and intervention programs. The 24-hour Crisis Line assists Indigenous people in crisis throughout BC. Tracks and monitors at-risk individuals until they are out of immediate crisis, and provides wrap-around service to reduce crisis from reoccurring. Offered in partnership with First Nations Health Authority (FNHA).
For Adults/Elders: 250-723-4050 For Youth and Children: 250-723-2040
The Hope for Wellness Help Line offers immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention to all Indigenous peoples across Canada. Experienced and culturally competent Help Line counsellors can help or use the chat box on the website to connect with a counsellor on-line. If asked, counsellors can also work with you to find other wellness supports that are available near you.
Phone and chat counselling is available in English and French. On request, phone counselling is also available in Cree, Ojibway and Inuktitut
Trans Lifeline’s Hotline is a peer support service run by trans people, for trans and questioning callers. Our operators are located all over the U.S. and Canada, and are all trans-identified. If you are in crisis or just need someone to talk to, even if it’s just about whether or not you’re trans, please call us. We will do our best to support you and provide you resources.