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


ANXIETY

Anxiety BC
www.anxietybc.com

DEPRESSION

Here to Help
www.heretohelp.bc.ca

OTHER MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES

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

SUICIDE PREVENTION

The Crisis Centre
crisiscentre.bc.ca


LGBTQ

Qmunity
qmunity.ca

EATING DISORDERS

Looking Glass Foundation of BC
www.lookingglassbc.com

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Women Against Violence Against Women
www.wavaw.ca

LOOKING FOR A COUNSELLOR?

Counselling BC
counsellingbc.com

Is Training for a Business, IT, or Travel and Tourism Career Right for You?
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A helpful Focus College Admissions Representative will be happy to answer any questions and can help with everything from career paths to financial aid.