**If you feel you are at risk of hurting yourself or others, or need medical assistance, please phone 9-1-1 to get immediate assistance!
If you are stressed out, angry, feeling sad or just feel like no-one is listening… please let any staff member at Vanguard Secondary know. We will help you get support.
If you are not at school, then please know there are many people trained and wanting to listen… you can contact any of the links or phone numbers below to access support while outside of school hours.
YOUTH CHAT LINE
Youth Chat Line – Need someone to talk to between 12:00pm t0 1:00am or call 604-872-3311 anytime. YouthInBC.com (sometimes referred to as YIBC) is first and foremost an on-line crisis chat service, where you can chat 1-on-1 with a trained volunteer from the Crisis Centre, where our service is based.
211 – 2-1-1
211 is a confidential, multilingual telephone and texting service available in Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Squamish-Lillooet and Sunshine Coast Regional Districts. 211 provides free information and referral to a full range of community, social, and government services, and operates twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
1800SUICIDE was developed by the Crisis Line Association of BC to better ensure that people with concerns about their own or another’s suicide thoughts and feelings can access help when they need it.
VictimLink BC – 1-800-563-0808
VictimLink BC is a toll-free, confidential, multilingual telephone service available across BC and Yukon 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-563-0808. It provides information and referral services to all victims of crime and immediate crisis support to victims of family and sexual violence, including victims of human trafficking exploited for labour or sexual services.
Youth Against Violence Line – 1-800-680-4264
The Youth Against Violence Line is a safe, confidential and anonymous way for young people across BC to report crime or violent incidents, or to talk through any type of problem with a supportive person. We offer non judgmental support in many languages, and will provide you with options, information and referrals to services that can help.
Parents, teachers, caregivers, service providers and others can also call for information about youth-related resources.
310Mental Health Support | 310-6789
The 310Mental Health Support Line was developed by the Crisis Line Association of BC to better ensure that people with concerns about their own or another’s mental health can access help when they need it.
This easy to remember, 24-hour toll-free phone number uses routing technology to direct calls to the nearest network crisis line partner.