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Mental Health Support Resources

Are you feeling burned out, stressed or tired? Need some support? You're not alone. 

This section is meant to be a resource for individuals seeking help. Below are links to contact information for mental health, addiction, and other support services offered through Site C contractors and/or their unions, as well as other public and private resources available to individuals in British Columbia and Alberta. 

This is not an exhaustive list and these are not BC Hydro-sponsored programs unless noted otherwise. 

BC Hydro employee resources

Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)

Employee & Family Assistance Program offers short term counselling and work life support. Please call 1 866 231 2101, the service is available 24/7 or visit our EFAP website for more information. 


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Access LifeSpeak online through BC Hydro's employee intranet site Hydroweb:

General mental health

  • Mental Health First Aid Canada
  • Kids Help Phone – call 1 800 668 6868
  • Mental Health Support – call 310 6789 (no area code required)
  • B.C. Mental Health Information line – call 604-669-7600 or 1-800-661-2121
  • Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prevention line – call 604 872 3311


Group recovery meetings

General Addiction Support

  • B.C. Alcohol and Drug Information line – call 211
  • Alcohol and Drug information – call 604 660 9382 or 1 800 663 1441
  • AA 24-hour help line – call 1 604 434 3933
  • Problem gambling help line – call 1 888 795 6111
  • Understanding Addiction

Crisis line support for Indigenous workers

KUU-US Crisis Line Society

  • Call toll free at 1 800 588 8717.
  • Call the Youth Line at 250 723 2040.
  • Call the Adult Line at 250 723 4050.

Indian Residential School Survivors Society

  • For crisis support 24/7, call 1 800 721 0066.

Coping resources

  • Togetherall – A free online anonymous peer-to-peer support community for your mental health.
  • Wellness Together Canada – Available to both adults and youth. This site provides educational resources, e-courses and free counselling.
  • Heads Up Guys – Health strategies for managing and preventing depression.
  • Bounce Back – Reclaim your health. Overcome early symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Victim services