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Dunsmuir’s School Counsellors

Sean Pollitt – spollitt@sd62.bc.ca

Ryan Lieser – rlieser@sd62.bc.ca


Resources for Students and Parents

  • Interactive Map of Dunsmuir
    Are you a new student to Dunsmuir and you are wondering about the building?  Click on the link below to explore the classrooms and features of the school.  Where ever you see a Camera icon, you can click on it to see a video or picture of that area!  Have fun exploring the building and welcome to Dunsmuir. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1m7OSj-SxyzKXVGCGbi00FzQKafW-3ISTGLxHZ401Gek/edit?usp=sharing
  • www.anxietycanada.com
  • https://teenmentalhealth.org/
  • Kids Help Text 686868 Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868 (24 hours/day, 7 days/week)
  • Youth in BC youthinbc.com
    • Crisis responders available daily from noon to 1:00am
  • Youth Space.ca or Text 778-783-0177 (6pm-midnight, 7 days/week)
    • Provides online crisis and emotional support
    • COVID-19 info, distractions, coping tools and more
  • Vancouver Island Crisis Line 1-888-494-3888 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
  • Crisis Chat viccrisis.ca (6:00pm to 10:00pm), Crisis Text 250-800-3806 (6:00pm to 10:00pm)
  • Suicide and Crisis Intervention 1-800-784-2433
    • 24/7 Short term emotional support over the phone
  • High Risk Services 250-952-5073
    • Students can self-refer to this service
    • A clinician will contact you to schedule first appointment within 72 hours
  • Child and Youth Mental Health
    • Westshore 250-391-2223, Mental Health Clinic every Tuesday 9:00am to 12:00pm and Thursday 12:00pm to 3:00pm
    • Sooke 250-642-7748, Mental Health Clinic every Thursday 9:00am to 11:00am
    • Indigenous Services 250-952-4073 ask for an Intake worker
  • Multi-Cultural Outreach Services 250-952-5073 call to schedule intake
  • Eating Disorders Program 250-387-0000 call to schedule intake
  • Discovery Youth and Family Substance Use Services 250-519-5313 (Ext. 34345)
    • Youth aged 13 to 19 who have concerns about alcohol or other drug use
    • Youth who are affected by someone else’s use of alcohol or other drugs
  • Youth Empowerment Society YES 250-383-3514
    • Provides outreach counselling services
  • Foundry Victoria 1-833-308-6379
    • Virtual drop-in counselling for individuals aged 12-24 and their families
    • Sessions through chat, voice only calls or video calls
  • Military Family Resource Centre MFRC 250-363-2640
    • Counselling support, support with deployment, support for parents
  • Pacific Centre Family Services 250-940-4373 (Voicemail is checked daily)
    • Counselling services – Students can self-refer
  • Learning Through Loss 250-413-3114 / info@learningthroughloss.org
    • Grief education and support for youth and families
  • Island Health Wellness Centre @ Belmont Secondary 250-519-3580 for appointments
    • Tuesday: Doctor available from 9:30-1:00 (to book an appt. in advance, please call 250-519-3490).
    • Fridays: Nurse Practitioner is available 9:00-3:30
    • Virtual visits for youth