We can help you when life gets hard or you’re experiencing anxiety, depression, bullying, disordered eating, sexual abuse, relationship violence, coming out, gender identity, and more. Our counsellors have the training and experience to ensure you feel safe, comfortable, and supported.
If your parents can’t afford the counselling fees or you don’t want to tell them about your sessions, we can help. Our intake counsellor can tell you more about the ways we can support you.
We also provide:
• Free transportation, as needed, to and from our office
• Free drinks and snacks during your counselling sessions
We know you’re busy with school, work, and life in general, so our office is open:
• Weeknights until 8:00 pm
• Saturdays from 9:00am – 4:00pm
Jessie’s Legacy Eating Disorders Prevention and Awareness Program
If you or someone you know is struggling with an eating disorder, or disordered eating of any kind, Jessie’s Legacy has education, resources, and inspiration that can help.
We also encourage you to check out Love Our Bodies, Love Ourselves movement. Join the conversation on Facebook , Twitter or Instagram and connect with other B.C. youth who are talking about what it means to have a healthy body image.
Every year, a small group of North Shore high school students (grades 10-12), come together as volunteers to form the Youth Leadership Advisory Board (YouthLAB). If you are interested in public speaking, writing, and mental health, we’d love to connect with you.
• Meet two evenings each month (weekday evening to be determined), from 4:30 – 6:30pm (snacks included when meetings take place in-person)
• Earn up to 50 hours of community service from September through May
• Learn about mental health issues from our professional counsellors
• Advocate for the needs of at-risk youth in our community
• Develop leadership, communication, and public speaking skills
YouthLAB members create presentations and campaigns for their high school peers, focused on topics including depression, anxiety, LGBTQ2S+ issues, disordered eating, bullying, and relationship violence. If you’re ready to make a real difference in your community. For additional information click here.
Applications for YouthLAB 2021/2022 cohort (beginning in October 2021) are open now. Please click here for an application form.
The YouthLAB 2019/2020 cohort produced an amazing art book that provides a creative illustration of their youth-lead work in addressing mental health issues facing young people. Eleven youth attending North Shore Schools created this book to share their artistic reflections about wellness and mental health topics such as anxiety, depression, trauma and social justice concerns with their peers. Click here to view and download this book. The 202/2021 YouthLAB created a video, check back here to see it later in May.
We created our PROUD2BE programs, because we know that those of us who identify as LGBTQ2S+ need a safe place to talk about how that feels – and how hard it can be sometimes. We also offer help to parents and family members if they’re having a hard time, too.
2 - 19 yrs