Family Smart PIR (Parent in Residence) *formerly the FORCE
Support, advocacy and information for families who are dealing with mental health issues, specifically with their children.
This website is for use by children, youth and families living in the Island Health region and lists links related to mental health and substance use.
This website has information about depression, anxiety, stress, drug and alcohol use, body image and eating, resources.
This website provides you with information about signs and symptoms of depression, suicidal ideation, and how to cope.
This website highlights different kinds of mental health issues. In addition it provides information and coping strategies for brain injury, suicide, the teen brain, healthy sleep, self-injury and self-harm.
This document includes information about Eating Disorders such as causes, types, signs and symptoms, treatment options and how to help your child.
Eating Disorders Program – South Vancouver Island (Website)
Prevention of Eating Disorders & Health Promotion ( English )
Contributing Factors and Prevention ( English )
Tips for Kids on Eating Well and Feeling Good about Yourself ( English )
Gaming Addiction/Screen Time
Tech Talks– A power point to help guardians speak with their children about gaming and screen time as well as develop an understanding of how it can affect their child.
Vancouver Island Crisis Line 1-800-494-3888
Kids Help Phone (bilingual, 24/7, phone counselling) 1-800-668-6868
Crisis Text Service (6pm-10pm) 250-800-3806
KUU-US First Nation specific 24/7 crisis line for youth 250-723-2040
Suicide Line 1-800-784-2433
Youth in BC (Connects youth with support, information) 1-866-661-3311
BC Association of Clinical Counsellors 250-595-4448
Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association 1-877-765-5565
Registered Marriage & Family Therapist 1-604-687-6131
BC Psychological Association 1-800-730-0522
Family Services of Greater Victoria 250-386-4331
Group Programs, Counselling Services, Parenting after separation, Legal Information Services, and Mediation.