ILC offers behavioural support in addition to the one-on-one support offered by the subject teachers. At both campuses, there is an Educational Assistant who provides daily tutorial support to students.
A Learning Assistance Teacher performs and coordinates educational assessments in order to identify students’ learning needs. The Learning Assistance Teacher addresses students’ learning needs with the appropriate programming and supports by liaising with subject teachers, student service personnel, parents/caregivers and students.
ILC currently has the ability to offer counselling services through a Youth and Family Counsellor and a Teacher Counsellor. Together this team supports students at both locations.
An in-depth resource for anyone suffering from anxiety, with sections for parents and youth.
A self-help workbook and education guide--excellent strategies for a youth's anxiety/depression toolkit.
Sleep is so vital to our mental health and well-being. This site offers good advice on healthy sleep habits.
A nice starting point for info on stress reduction from Kelty Mental Health.
Mindfulness is increasingly used to manage depression, anxiety, and stress. This website outlines steps teenagers can take to practice mindfulness.
Hulitan Family and Community Services Society provides social and emotional support to Aboriginal children, Aboriginal youth and Aboriginal families living in the Capital Regional District.
The VNFC is dedicated to improving the quality of life for Aboriginal people in the Greater Victoria area and offers a nange of services.
Discovery Youth and Family Substance Use Services are free, and available to anyone in the community directly or indirectly negatively impacted by substance use.
Island Sexual Health Society
Island Sexual Health Society offers sexual health clinics and sex education programs for all genders, orientations, identities, and ages in Greater Victoria, BC.
Scroll down this extensive list of Sexual Health links to find local and national GLBTTQI2A support resources. Their FAQ page is pretty good too!
Vancouver-based organization with a wealth of online resources relevant to LGBTQ youth.
The It Gets Better Project's mission is to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world that it gets better, and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them.
Chat/Text Support Sites
Youth in BC
Online crisis chat service as well as links to resources and further information about a variety of mental health topics.
Confidential chat and forums around youth mental health and well-being issues like sexual health, gender identity issues, depression, and substance abuse.
Designed by a team of youth working with Island Health, this app sets you up with a cartoon creature of your choice to check in on you from time to time and challenge you to take steps to improve your mood. For Android and iOS.
Created in part by the team at AnxietyBC, this app provides practical strategies to manage anxiety. For Android and iOS.
Stop, Breathe & Think
A fantastic resource for those needing reminders to get started on a daily habit of mindfulness or just looking for a bit of a starting point. For Android and iOS.
CBT Thought Record Diary
This app lets you easily track emotional levels, distorted thinking, and challenges to your thoughts. For Android.
Parent and Family Support
The FORCE Society
Resource for community learning opportunities, peer support, and connection to appropriate services for your family.
Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre
Provides peer support for youth as well as information on mental health and substance abuse for supporters of youth.