Please visit our "Wellness While at Home" site for information and support during this time of social distancing and learning from home.
**For FREE services, go to Child & Youth Mental Health Walk-In Clinic (see above) for a referral. While you can self-refer, if you do so, services are not free.
250-868-8541 ext. 4
*Leave a message. All three workers check the voicemail and someone will return your call.
Foundry Kelowna is a wellness centre where any youth or parent in our community can find easy access to the help they need, when they need it: mental health care, substance use services, primary care, social services, and youth and family peer supports. It is an integrated youth and family initiative that transforms how mental health care and substance use services are delivered in Kelowna, providing early intervention to support young peoples' wellbeing. Click the image to the left to load the FOUNDRY website.
OPEN: Mon-Fri 9:00am-5:00pm
WALK-IN HOURS: Mon-Fri 2:00pm - 5:00pm (**CALL PHONE NUMBER BELOW)
250-420-2803 --> call for appointments (virtual, phone, or in-person)
100-1815 Kirschner Rd., Kelowna, B.C., V1Y6G3
Child & Youth Mental Health offers community mental health support for youth in B.C.
WALK-IN CLINICS: CYMH offers children, youth and their families walk-in service twice a week where children and youth can receive a same-day initial assessment by a trained professional in a confidential environment. *No referral needed.
Tuesdays & Thursdays (Kelowna)
9am - 11am
1340 Ellis Street
778-699-2272 (*SUMMER 2020: INTAKE OVER PHONE ONLY. CALL DURING CLINIC HOURS)
Tuesday (WEST Kelowna)
1pm - 3pm
15-2484 Main Street
CONNECT Counselling & Therapy Society (formerly Kelowna Family Center)
Counselling services are provided at no cost for children, youth and their families who may be experiencing challenges in the following areas:
* difficult behaviour
* living in a blended or separated family situation
* parent/child conflicts
* sole parenting
* conflicting parenting styles
* grief and loss
* sexually intrusive behaivour
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm
#204 - 347 Leon Ave.
FOR FREE SERVICES: Go to Child & Youth Mental Health Walk-In Clinic (see info above) for a referral
Boys & Girls Clubs: Downtown Youth Centre
Monday-Friday 3pm - 8pm
1633 Richter St, Kelowna
The Drop In program operates on the principles of providing a client–centered, non-judgmental, flexible, and integrated service. The Drop In is focused on meeting the needs of a variety of youth with differing learning styles and stages of development. Programs and activities are planned monthly to address the current trends, needs and wishes of the youth.
Services include: Access to Basic Needs (Food, Shelter, Showers, Laundry), Employment Support, Mental Health Support, Recreation, Life Skills, etc.
Reach Out has been a registered charity since 1984 delivering counselling programs to youth and families since 1992. Thousands of youth have made their way to Reach Out looking for guidance, direction and counsel. They are a safe place where youth will be accepted in a non-judgmental and confidential setting. They accept referrals and self referrals from clients living Lake Country through to Peachland. At Reach Out, they want to help youth make sense, find meaning and move forward.
Affordable counselling based on a sliding fee scale to meet all income levels. Affordable counselling rates start at $35.00 and up, per one-hour session for youth 13-25 living at home and for youth 19-25 living away from home.
Additional subsidies available for those who qualify.
They do not turn anyone away due to financial limitations.
WESTBANK FIRST NATION YOUTH COUNSELLING: The Child and Youth Counsellor provides counselling services using a variety of strategies and techniques, incorporating a holistic and culturally-sensitive approach. Counselling goals are developed with the family to ensure an inclusive, integrated approach is used. Young clients and their families may be supported through loss and grief, family conflict and/or change, violence, bullying, depression, and/or anxiety. Education and referrals to outside agencies may also be provided as required.
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm (*evenings as required)
RECONNECT is a program of the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs that provides outreach, support, referral, mediation and advocacy for high-risk youth that are homeless or at-risk of homelessness, aged 13 to 18 years. Reconnect offers mobile youth workers who can come to the youth (ie: meet at a Tim Hortons or other mutually agreed upon location) for services and supports.
Grief affects us of us in different ways. Some feel sad, alone, misunderstood, isolated, bewildered, angry, or guilty. The bereavement program of the Central Okanagan Hospice Association offers a diversity of support to help anyone who is grieving the loss of a loved one. All the programs are offered in a safe and respectful space to share, listen and receive compassionate support. They provide individual short term counselling, specific to grief and loss, due to the death of a loved one. Counselling is provided for children to seniors, all ages.
Contact Jessica Hughes, Associate Director of Bereavement Services
As you may already be aware, MBS is fortunate to offer drug and alcohol counselling support for students. We have Cassie Smith, an ARC counsellor, who comes to our school each week. Referrals can come from teachers, parents, and also from the students themselves. To find more info or refer a student, please use the linked referral form and/or read the attached service information . Please keep in mind the student must agree to participate.
FETCH is literally For Everything That's Community Health! Use this site to search for all types of local, community supports for youth, for families, for anyone and everyone.
ie: Type "shelter" into the search bar and all types of options are then listed including youth emergency shelters.
Anxiety Canada™ is a leader in developing free online, self-help, and evidence-based resources on anxiety and anxiety disorders and promotes understanding about anxiety and anxiety disorders through general information sessions, professional seminars and workshops. There is an entire section dedicated to youth, tips for parents of all ages, and a wealth of helpful information! (note: Anxiety Canada TM is undergoing some website construction temporarily which will be resolved soon. They want to build a better site for all, including Canada's youth!)
Note: The Apps linked below are all FREE.
MBS celebrates Canadian Mental Health Week!
Mount Boucherie Secondary School 2751 Cameron Road / West Kelowna, BC / V1Z 2T6 / Phone: 250-870-5101 / Fax: 250-870-5001