QMS Wellness Team


Ms. Alison Bowden

Sr. School Counsellor

T250.746.4185 ext. 206 |



Ms. Moyra Bell

Wellness Coordinator & Educator



Ms. Lorna Newman

Jr. School Counsellor

T250.746.4185 ext. 321



Mrs. Mindy Swamy

School Nurse

T250.746.4185 ext. 109 |



If you need someone to talk to:


Kids Help Phone:

Reach a counsellor 24/7  at: 1-800-668-6868 (support in French or English) or Text CONNECT to 686868 or live chat via the website 9 pm – 4 am.


Youth in BC24/7 Crisis Line

Call: 1-866-661-3311 or

their online chat at:


Trained volunteers from 12 noon to 1 am daily.

Youthspace.ca Chat is an online crisis and emotional support chat service through IM chat or text. Open 6 pm – Midnight PST every evening:








The Vancouver Island Crisis Line:

Call: 1-888-494-3888 or

Text: 250-800-3806 6-10 pm eves

Vancouver Island Crisis Line

Mental Health Crisis Line:

Call Toll-Free: 1-800-784-2433 for 24/7 free, confidential, non-judgmental, emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including thoughts of suicide – available in 140 languages.

HealthLink BC

Call 8-1-1 for 24/7 confidential health information and advice.

HealthLink BC

Parenting Support During COVID-19

BC Parenting Support Line Call: 1-877-345-9777

Grandparents raising grandchildren Support Line Call: 1-855-474-9777

Parenting Support During COVID-19

BC Parenting Online Support



Toll-free 1-800-588-8717 provides 24/7 culturally-aware crisis support to Indigenous people in BC.

Kuu-us Crisis Response Services

Hope for Wellness Help Line

Toll-free 1-855-242-3310

Offers 24/7 counseling and crisis intervention by phone or online chat. Available in French, English, Cree, Ojibway, & Inuktitut.

Hope for Wellness Helpline

Metis Crisis Line

Call: 1-833-638-4722

Provides 24/7 mental health support, including crisis intervention and access to crisis programs.

Metis Crisis Line

First Nations Health Authority

First Nations information, resources, supports latest news and Public Health messages on COVID-19 mental health and wellness.

First Nations Health Authority