Teen artists – We want to see your talent in the Teen Art Contest!
The winner will have their artwork featured in our 2021 Teen Summer Reading Club materials, receive a $50 gift card to art supply store Michaels, and be invited to sit on the library’s Art Exhibition Selection Committee in the fall.
This year’s theme is “Crack the Case!”/Mystery. Feeling inspired? Download an entry form HERE
Need volunteer hours, or just want to have fun at the library? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to our volunteer mailing list. You’ll get updates on library programs and volunteer opportunities at the library and around New West.
Youth Source utilizes a ‘one stop shopping’ approach by providing youth with a variety of services in one place. At Youth Source, there is a warm, welcoming atmosphere where free, confidential information and education regarding sexuality and health to youth 21 and under is provided. At Youth Source the Purpose Society provides a free Youth Clinic in partnership with Fraser Health.
No appointments necessary.
Advocacy and referral services for youth on issues such as shelter, income assistance, legal services, family mediation and school issues are also provided. Youth can access a wide array of services through this resource:
Speak to an:
Alcohol and Drug Counsellor
Child and Youth Mental Health Clinician
Take a shower
Access the emergency food cupboard
Or just hang out and participate in recreational activities.
The Youth Clinic has nurses and a doctor on-site to provide the following services:
Kids Help Phone: (1-800-668-6868 OR text 686868): Kids Help Phone is a toll-free, 24-hour, phone counselling, web counselling, and referral service for children and youth. The service is completely anonymous and confidential.
Youth In BC Crisis Line and Chat Service: If you would like to talk about suicide, sexuality, depression and stress, relationship conflicts, and more. Call 604-872-3311 or chat online with a trained Crisis Centre volunteer, from noon until 1am (after midnight).
Youth Against Violence Line (1-800-680-4264): This is a safe way to report a crime or violent events, or to talk through any type of problem with a supportive person.
Helpline for Children (310-1234) – no area code is required: If you or someone you care about is being abused or neglected at home, at school, or anywhere else, dial this number to talk to a social worker who can help.
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
New Westminster Child and Youth Mental Health Office: Located at Columbia Square, 201 – 1065 Columbia Street. Walk-in Youth Clinic is open Tuesdays, 12:00-4:00pm
Online counselling from the New Westminster Youth Services is available by appointment: Email Mia Anthony at email@example.com
Mindcheck: If you’re feeling stressed, anxious, depressed, or just not right, this is a great website to help you find mental health resources and support.
The Foundry: A new website collecting mental health and wellness resources and supports for youth aged 12-24.
Mindshift App: A user-friendly self-help tool based on proven scientific strategies, this app teaches about
anxiety, helping users to engage in healthy thinking and to take action.
Youth on Drugs: Deals with drug reality and provides factual information to help you make an educated choice about substance use.
SEXUAL HEALTH AND RELATIONSHIPS
Go Ask Alice: Lots of questions and answers about teen health and other topics. You can ask your own questions too!
Scarleteen: This is a great website with factual, supportive information about sexuality, sexual health, and relationships for teens.
additional resources in new westminster
WTF411 : A great list of resources for youth who need help in New Westminster. It can tell you where to find counseling, food and shelter, education, health services, financial info, and more.