Supporting Our Students

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You should know that you always have lots of support. Always reach out to someone whenever you need help

When You Need Support, It’s Here for You

A smooth and positive transition of newly enrolled students into Focus College life is important to us, and we want to ensure that you will enjoy your time with us and have many successful experiences.

Transitioning to a new school, starting a new career or moving to a new country for school can be a challenge.  Below, you will find 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). Support 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: 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) (24 hours/day). Please 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

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ANXIETY

Anxiety BC
www.anxietybc.com

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DEPRESSION

Here to Help
www.heretohelp.bc.ca

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OTHER MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES

Canadian Mental Health Association
www.cmha.ca
Mood Disorders Association of BC
www.mdabc.net
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SUICIDE PREVENTION

The Crisis Centre
crisiscentre.bc.ca
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LGBTQ

Qmunity
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EATING DISORDERS

Looking Glass Foundation of BC
www.lookingglassbc.com

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Women Against Violence Against Women
www.wavaw.ca
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LOOKING FOR A COUNSELLOR?

Counselling BC
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Focus College response to Covid-19

Updated March 16, 2020


Due to the current pandemic and the desire to protect the health of our students, Focus College is taking measures which incorporate social isolation.

For current students:

We are suspending our Advanced Diploma and Office Manager courses for the week of March 16-20th, to allow for temporary distance learning to be set up. If any students do not have access to a computer from home, we request that they notify the college immediately. Further information on how courses will be delivered will be available as the week goes on. Please monitor your student email for further information throughout the week.

Regarding our April intake:

Our April intake, originally scheduled for April 6, 2020, will be extended to May 4th, 2020, with late intakes accepted. We will re-evaluate as time goes on and international travel resumes. Focus College will issue contract amendments and updated Letters of Acceptance for students to use when accessing the country prior to the start of the new semester.

Students, please ensure that your email is up to date and that you are able to receive communications directly from Focus College to speed these letters, as these emails will be sent to both your agent and to yourself.

***NOTE: If you are an international student planning to attend spring semester, and you are not impacted by flights, you will need to check into the college on your arrival. Please contact info@focuscollege.com as soon as possible if this is likely to affect you. ***

 

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