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Anxiety and Mental Health Resources for Families

Anxiety and mental health impact the education of children and youth, causing distraction, irritability or sleep issues, obsessive or avoidant tenancies, and other challenges. If your child is experiencing challenges, please speak to your teacher or Grad Advisor (GA). They will connect you to appropriate supports within HCOS, whether resources in the Learning Commons Learning Groups like Hello Anxiety or individualized support through Learning Services or Inclusive Education. You can complete the Learning Support Request form if you wish to share more details with your teacher.  

This page offers a number of resources that may also be of use to you. 


Talk to a Person 
  • BC Helpline for Children 24-hour support for all BC youth 310-1234 (no area code needed)
  • FoundryBC on Anxiety
  • START - Short Term Assessment Response Treatment - Fraser Valley
  • Interior Health Crisis Line (for anyone)  1-888-353-2273
  • Northern BC Crisis Line:  1-888-562-1214 or text 250-563-1214

  • BC Suicide Line: 1-800-SUICIDE or 1-800-784-2433
  • Youth Crisis Line: Trained peer support: call 1-888-564-8336 or text 250-564-8336

  • Island Health - Child and Youth - call 250-519-6720
Free Counselling

BC and Canadian Resources

General Resources

    HCOS Learning Commons Resources:

    Curated list of Anxiety and Worry resources on SORA - digital books, audio books

    Tips to Relax, Manage Anxiety, Get Grounded