YouthTalk E-Counselling is a private and safe space for anyone under 30 to receive support for any concerns including: relationships, family conflict, school and work challenges, addictions and substance abuse, violence and abuse, and mental, physical, and sexual health. We can also help connect young people to resources within their community if they need it. A professional Youth and Family counsellor will respond to emails on a regular basis (they normally reply within 3-5 business days). The service is free and there’s no limit to the number of emails youth can send.
Emails are confidential and counsellors won’t share information with others except for the following reasons: if there is concern you intended to harm yourself, someone else was at risk of harm, a child was being neglected or abused or if the courts requested information. Please note, with email counselling, there is a potential risk of release of private information, as is the case, any time you communicate over email.