Where can I access free Mental Health Counselling?
The Here2Talk program was launched in 2020 by the Government of British Columbia.
Post-secondary education is a wonderful and exciting life experience. For most students, it is a time of mixed emotions as they learn to navigate a new routine, gain more independence, and balance competing social and academic priorities. The good news is, you don't have to tackle all of this on your own!
Here2Talk connects students with mental health support when they need it. Through this program, all students currently registered in a B.C. post-secondary institution have access to free, confidential counselling and community referral services, conveniently available 24/7 via app, phone and web.
Chat sessions with a trained counsellor can be accessed by downloading the Here2Talk app or visiting: here2talk.ca
Students can speak to a counsellor by phone, toll-free at 1 877 857-3397 or direct 604 642-5212. Students calling from outside Canada can dial 1 604 642-5212 (international calling charges may apply).
For children and youth up to the age of 19, mental-health resources and supports are also available at: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/managing-your-health/mentalhealth- substance-use/child-teen-mental-health
For a Punjabi translation: https://news.gov.bc.ca/files/NR-Mental_Health_Line_Launch- Punjabi.pdf