Resources: Mental Wellness During the Holidays

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As we approach the holidays, many may be feeling lonely or uncertain. This holiday season, take time to care for yourself and your mental health. If you need support, reach out. Help is available:

Province of B.C. virtual mental health supports page:

Province of B.C. trusted guide to finding the right information and services online: start here to find resources and supports:

BC mental health support phone line: for 24/7 confidential support call 310-6789 (no area code needed)

Counselling and mental-health services – free or low-cost counselling is provided through 49 community-based organizations in all parts of B.C. Find an organization near you:

BounceBack – free online, video and phone-based skills-building program for seniors, adults and youth who are experiencing low moods, mild to moderate depression, anxiety, stress or worry:

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

For a comprehensive listing of services that can help, visit: