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Royal Bay’s Counselling Team

A – El  –  Tebeth Barbour tbarbour@sd62.bc.ca 

Em – Jc and InternationalKim Hogan khogan@sd62.bc.ca

Jd – Pg – Christina Kadin ckadin@sd62.bc.ca

Ph – Z – Wendy Cooper  wcooper@sd62.bc.ca


Counsellor Support 

We are here to support you in whatever way we can.

As Dr. Bonny Henry said, “This is a time to be kind, to be calm and to be safe”

  1. Our counselling supports will look different now, just as they do for our external community agencies.  If you are wanting to talk to us, please email us and set up a time.     Your visit may be via phone, in person and/or outdoors.
  2. If you have an urgent personal counselling matter, you may enter the Counselling suite.   Please have a seat on the couch and we will be right with you.

If you feel unsafe or have already done something to hurt yourself, please call 9-1-1

Course Changes

  • If you want to make a course change, please email your counsellor of record. Their email address are at the top of this page.



Resources for Students and Parents

  • 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