Supporting our students

The transition of our students to Focus College is important to us and we want to ensures that our students have a successful experience with us.

Transitioning to a new school, starting a new career or moving to a new country for school is challenging.  We have provided you with a list of resources should you need additional support and assistance.

Immediate Help & After Hours Emergency

  • Personal & Crisis Line: 1.888.353.2273 (1.888.353.CARE). To support you in any high stress situations.
  • S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Chinese Help Lines
  • Cantonese Help Line, 10 am – 10 pm: 604-270-8233
  • Mandarin Help Line, 10 am – 10 pm: 604-270-8222
  • Suicide Helpline: Crisis 24 hrs: 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) (24 hours/day). To call if you have any thoughts of suicide or know someone who is dealing with this situation.
  • VictimLink (Crisis support for women who have experienced violence): 1.800.563.0808 (24 hours/day)
  • Fire . Police . Ambulance: Dial 9-1-1

Hospitals

Kelowna Hospital:  2268 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, 250-862-4407

Surrey Memorial Hospital:  13750 96 Avenue, Surrey, 604-581-2211

Additional Resources

ANXIETY

Anxiety BC - https://www.anxietybc.com/

Depression

Here to Help http://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/

Other mental health issues

Canadian Mental Health Association http://www.cmha.ca/ Mood Disorders Association of BC -http://www.mdabc.net/

suicide prevention

The Crisis Centre https://crisiscentre.bc.ca/

LGBTQ

Qmunity
http://qmunity.ca/

EATING DISORDERS

Looking Glass Foundation of BC http://www.lookingglassbc.com/

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Women Against Violence Against Women
 http://www.wavaw.ca/

LOOKING FOR A COUNSELLOR?

Counselling BC http://counsellingbc.com/

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