HELPFUL RESOURCES & LINKS

YOUTH & CAREGIVER

AgedOut.com is for young adults who were in government care in BC. It’s an up-to-date warehouse of information on resources and services available to young adults and a learning tool to help people feel empowered as they leave care.

AgedOut.com was built after listening to the voices of former youth in care to make sure the site meets their needs.

INDIGENOUS RESOURCES

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EMPLOYMENT & EDUCATION

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MINISTRY & GOVERNMENT

HEALTH & MENTAL HEALTH

Wellness Together Canada provides an online  portal for Canadians to access self –assessments, self-directed, e-mental health tools, peer support and live counselling by telephone, video and text.

www.wellnesstogether.ca

Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre: Provides confidential, non-judgmental, free emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including thoughts of suicide. Call toll-free 1-800-784-2433 (1 800 SUICIDE).

www.crisiscentre.bc.ca

The KUU-US Crisis Responsive Service: Provides 24/7 culturally-aware crisis support to Indigenous people in BC. Call 1-800-588-8717

www.kuu-uscrisisline.ca.

Bounce Back is a free evidence-based program designed to help youth and adults experiencing symptoms of mild to moderate depression, low mood or stress, with or without anxiety. Bounce Back teaches effective skills to help people improve their mental health. Call toll-free 1-866-639-0522.

www.bounceback.ca

Lifeguard Digital Health App – The overdose crisis is an unprecedented public emergency effecting the lives of many across BC. Due to the stigma around addictions, many people who use drugs use alone, increasing the risk of an overdose death. The Lifeguard Digital Health app was created to help prevent overdoses and save lives.

The app is activated by the user before they take their dose. After 50 seconds, the app will sound an alarm, if the user doesn’t hit a button to stop the alarm, indicating they are fine, the alarm will grow louder. After 75 seconds, a text-to-voice call will go to 9-1-1 alerting emergency dispatchers of a potential overdose.

lifeguarddh.com

Vancouver Island Drug Checking Project

  • Free confidential drug checking program in Victoria, BC
  • Locations:
    • 1802 Cook St.,  Monday – Friday 12 pm – 7 pm or;
    • Lantern Services 820 Cormorant St., Tuesdays 11 am – 5 pm