The Youth Zone
CFEC operates an establishment for youth ages 12-18 to engage in called the Youth Zone. It has a kitchen which provides youth with healthy snacks and a weekly dinner night. Youth also have access to the internet, books, games including ping-pong and foosball, video games, and art supplies. It is moderated by CFEC’s Youth Workers who are there to listen and assist our community’s youth. Visit the official Youth Zone website.
Resources for Youth:
KidsHelpPhone.ca – A website supporting the toll-free kids help phone line, 1-800-668-6868, full of information and resources for children and teens.
B.C. Helpline for Children – If you are a child or youth and would like to talk to someone call the Helpline for Children at 310-1234. You do not need an area code. You can call at any time of the day or night and you do not have to give your name.
B. C. child & teen mental health crisis line – 310-6789 (24 Hours, no area code required).
B.C. CrisisCentre Hotline – Help available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: if you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, call 1-800-784-2433 (1-800-SUICIDE).
YouthInBC.com – Crisis support chat for teens from noon til 1 AM for BC and Yukon. Someone is there to help when you don’t know who to talk to.
Mindcheck.ca – A website designed to help youth and young adults in British Columbia check out how they’re feeling and quickly connect to mental health resources and support.
Blue Wave – A website full of resources for youth provided by the Blue Wave Foundation, a registered charity making a difference in the lives of youth struggling with depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, and/or mental health issues.
Mindyourmind – An award-winning, non-profit mental health program that engages youth, and emerging adults with a focus on co-developing reliable and relevant resources with professionals.