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The Foundry is a province-wide network of integrated health and social service centres for young people ages 12-24. Foundry centres provide a one-stop-shop for young people to access mental health care, substance use services, primary care, social services, and youth and family peer support.
The FNHA is the health and wellness partner to over 200 diverse First Nations communities and citizens across BC. In 2013, the FNHA began a new era in BC First Nations health governance, and health care delivery by taking responsibility for the programs and services formerly delivered by Health Canada. Since then the FNHA has been working to address service gaps through new partnerships, closer collaboration, health systems innovation, reform and redesign of health programs and services for individuals, families, communities, and Nations. The FNHA is also a champion of culturally safe practises throughout the broader health care system. Taking a leadership role, the FNHA actively works with its health partners to embed cultural safety and humility into health service delivery and improve health outcomes for First Nations people. The FNHA’s community-based services are largely focused on health promotion and disease prevention and include:
- primary health care through more than 130 medical health centres and nursing stations
- children, youth, and maternal health
- mental health and wellness
- communicable disease control
- environmental health and research
- health benefits
- e-health and telehealth
- health and wellness planning
- health infrastructure and human resources
BC’s Distress Phone Services
BC's Distress Phone Services 1-800-784-2433 provide confidential, non-judgmental, free emotional support, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The phone line is available in over 140 languages using a language service. Prefer to chat online? The Crisis Centre offers one-on-one online chat from noon-1am daily as well as 24/7 access to resources and information through the Youth in BC program. Youth in BC is for youth who need a safe, respectful place to access support and information, or just someone to listen without judgement.
VictimLinkBC is a toll-free, multilingual, confidential, telephone service 24/7 across B.C. and the Yukon. It provides information and referral services to all victims of crime and immediate crisis support to victims of family and sexual violence, including victims of human trafficking exploited for labour or sexual services. VictimLinkBC provides service in more than 130 languages, including 17 North American Aboriginal languages.
If you are hard of hearing, VictimLinkBC is text telephone (TTY) accessible via 604-875-0885.
To call collect, please call the Telus Relay Service at 711.
Wellbeing Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions
Wellbeing is a website developed by the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions to help people in B.C. connect with mental health and substance use information and resources. There are different areas on the website where you can learn more about a particular topic or search to find support if you or someone you care about needs help. It can be really challenging to find free or low-cost mental health and substance use supports online. You may not know where to start or it may feel overwhelming. Wellbeing.gov.bc.ca helps to improve this experience by providing easy access to information and support.
Roots to Thrive
Roots to Thrive is a community of practice program, including the option of medicine-assisted therapy.
Gathering Groups is a 12-week online community of practice that brings together a group of 6-8 people with the shared purpose of connection, resilience and personal growth.