Resources for International Students

This page includes support for international students and healthy student living resources.

If you need immediate crisis support please see Crisis Lines & Resources.

If you require resources specific for racialised people, please see Racialized Resources.

welcome bc resources for international students
healthcare and mental health resources

24 hour mental health crisis support

  • BC Mental Health Support Line: 310-6789 (No area code required).
    • Emotional support and resources for mental health & substance misuse.
  • BC Suicide Line: 1-800-784-2433
  • Here2Talk BC1-877-857-3397 (toll free), 604-642-5212 (direct)
    • Offers mental health support and free, confidential counselling to postsecondary students in BC.
    • Text chat is also available through the Here2Talk app.
  • Talk Suicide Canada: 1-833-456-4566 (24 hours, toll free)
    • Text: 45645 (Available 4 pm-midnight ET, standard text messaging rates apply)
    • 24 hour support line for anyone thinking of or affected by suicide.

non-emergency healthcare and mental health support

  • HealthLink BC
    • Provides 24/7 health advice, including mental health advice, that is given by trained professionals.
    • Speak to an RN (24 hours) or a pharmacist, exercise professional, or dietician (during select hours) about your health-related concerns.
    • Health service navigators can guide you to local supports.
    • Services is available in many languages.
  • Here to Help:
    • Offers mental health and substance misuse information, helpful coping strategies, and connects you to resources in BC.
    • Includes resources specific to racialised and cross-cultural communities.
employment resources
healthy student living resources
  • Foundry
    • Provides information about different areas of student living that are helpful in creating a balanced student life.
  • Transitions
    • Includes a chapter on mental health and a wealth of information on living a healthy student life.