Mental Health Support for Children & Youth During COVID-19


  • FamilySmart Parents in Residence (PiRs) - Provides peer support to all B.C. families who are parenting a child (0 to young adult) with mental health and/or substance use challenges. A team of parents whose kids experience mental health challenges can listen, understand, offer resources and options, and connect you to services. Meet by phone, video chat or in-person. Free service. No-waitlist.
  • In the Know – Provides expert speakers on topics important to families and/or those working to support the mental health of children and youth. Connect and learn with other families for an online conversation.

If a community does not have a PiR, families can contact the Provincial PiR at BC Children's Hospital: 604-878-3400 (Lower Mainland) or toll free at 1-855-887-8004.

Confident Parents Thriving Kids

  • Confident Parents Thriving Kids provides province-wide, free phone-based coaching for parents/caregivers for children 3 to 12 years old, to manage either anxiety or behaviour challenges.

Federal Government Wellness Together

  • Federal Government Wellness Together is a Government of Canada initiative that provides e-mental health supports and access to virtual counselling services to everyone in Canada.