Below is a list of resources and organizations that may be helpful to you on your journey.
Crisis Services Vancouver Crisis Centre
Business Phone: 604-872-1811
Suicide Crisis Line: 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
Operates two 24/7 crisis phone services and an online youth live chat website with trained volunteers providing support and referrals. In addition, the community education team facilitates suicide prevention and stress management workshops.
Trixie Hennessey Counselling
Awakening Through Grief program
Crisis line: 604-872-3311
Toll Free 1-866-661-3311
BCSS Youth's first Kids in Control session of the new year begins January 5th! Children between the ages of 8-12 with a family member with a mental illness are invited to join us for our free virtual workshop series.
BCSS Youth provides support and a safe space for program participants to learn coping skills, build resiliency and practice boundary-setting. Through crafts, activities, and open discussion, kids can learn about self-care, mental health, and mental illness with their peers throughout the province.
For more information about BCSS Youth or our Kids in Control program, check out www.bcss.org/bcssyouth/
or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org 💜
Mamas for Mamas Their mission is to change the landscape of poverty through innovative approaches to financial barriers faced by struggling families.
S.A.F.E.R. (Suicide Attempt Follow-up, Education & Research)
Vancouver residents: People age 12 and over who have made a suicide attempt, are currently suicidal, or have suicidal ideation, and are assessed as fitting program criteria, can receive free individual counselling, advocacy, and hospital liaison within a six-month time frame. Also provides up to three one-on-one psychoeducational sessions to people concerned about suicide in a significant other. Anyone with concerns related to suicide can speak with an intake worker from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday.
BC-wide services: Anyone bereaved by a suicide death who can attend the office may access one-on-one counselling and a structured support group.
RXDangers.com is a trusted resource you can use to learn about the latest information regarding defective medical devices and harmful drugs. This website is where you go to get the comprehensive information you need to make informed healthcare decisions.
Drug Rehab Connections
An informational website that connects addicts and their families with the help they need to put their lives together. Our goal is to help these individuals and loved ones by providing them with information and support on different addictions and recovery resources available to them
Our goal at Drug Dangers is to keep the public educated and informed of all defective medical devices and dangerous medications that are currently available on the market today.
Women Against Violence Against Women (WAVAW)
Business Line: 604-255-6228
Rape Crisis Line 24 hrs/day
Lower mainland – 604-255-6344
Toll-free – 1-877-392-7583
WAVAW provides the following free services
STV (Stopping The Violence) counselling: Individual and group support
Accompaniment to hospital, police and courts
Assistance with Crime Victim Assistance forms, Victim Impact Statements and Third-Party Reports
Outreach and Public Education
Aboriginal Outreach services for women and youth
Community and advocacy work
Mental Health Foundations
Offer a number of services for parents and clinicians, including parenting webinars, caregiver workshops, masterclasses, psychotherapy and clinical supervision and training.
Caregiver Relief / Respite
Respite care can give the caregiver temporary relief from the emotional and physical demands of caring for a friend or family member. Respite may take form of service in client’s home, or client maybe admitted on a short-term basis to a residential care facility, hospice or other community care setting.
New Immigrant Resources S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Multiple locations across BC. A non-profit service agency, which serves diverse communities in BC and strives to encourage Canadians and immigrants to overcome language and cultural barriers, achieve self-reliance, and contribute fully to Canadian society.
28 Pender Street, Vancouver, BC
Mosaic Interpretation and Translation Services
A multilingual non-profit organization dedicated to addressing issues that affect immigrants and refugees in their settlement and integration into Canadian society.
1720 Grant Street, 2nd Floor, Vancouver, BC
Looking Glass Foundation
A Vancouver based charitable foundation that offers support for people suffering with eating disorders with a focus on young women.
Offers coaching certifications and programs with a mission to ignite their own innate knowingness/intuition and live a truly aligned, intuition-directed life.
Something Fishy Contains information and resources pertaining to anorexia, bulimia and compulsive overeating.
GLBTQ Resources Prideline BC
QMUNITY’s peer support/information/referral phone line
Open: weeknights (Mon to Fri) from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Vancouver/ Lower Mainland: 604 684-6869
1 800 566-1170 (toll-free) in BC
Qmunity – BC’s LGBT Adult & Youth Resource Centre
Provide the following services: Gab Youth, Generations, Education/Outreach, Prideline Information and Referral line, Anti-Violence resources, Coming Out and Social Support Groups, Free Counselling, Meeting Spaces and an ‘Out on the Shelves’ Library.
Men’s Services BC Society for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse
The BCSMSSA is a non-profit society established to provide therapeutic services for males who have been sexually abused at some time in their lives. Phone: 604-682-6482
Sexual Health Options for Sexual Health
Non-profit provider of sexual health services through clinics, advocacy, education programs, and the 1-800 SEX SENSE
1-800 SEX SENSE information and referral line.
Sexual Health Rehabilitation Service
An opportunity for individuals with a physical disability and their partners or families to express their concerns about sexual health as well as to receive information.
4255 Laurel Street (GF Strong Rehab Centre), Vancouver
A Canadian website that offers sexual advice for teens, parents, teachers, and health care professionals.
Debt Management/Credit Counselling Credit Counselling Society
Providing Free Credit Counselling, Budgeting Help and Planning for Debt Repayment. Phone: 1-888-527-8999
Chronic Conditions Living a Healthy Life with a Chronic Condition Course – Free
Free 6 week courses on various chronic pain conditions – Offered through the Centre on Aging, UVIC, funded through BC Ministry of Health. Offered at various cities throughout the province – Course teaches skills such as: developing a suitable exercise program, cognitive symptom management, nutrition management, use of medications, breathing exercises, problem-solving, communicating with family, friends and health care providers, dealing with emotions such as anger and depression.
Karen Hannah, Program Coordinator
Canadian Alcohol Use Disorder Society
As a non-profit, we advocate for a compassionate, holistic, evidence-based approach to treating Alcohol Use Disorder as a medical condition.
This approach includes the prescribing of safe, effective and proven medications, usually for a short period of time, in order to:
reduce or extinguish cravings and withdrawal symptoms.
give people the choice to stop or simply reduce the amount they drink.
complement and provide stability for seeking counselling and other psycho-social supports.
Physical Health BC NurseLine – 24 hours a day
Puts you in touch with an RN who will answer your medical questions about symptoms, medications, health concerns, and health resources. Pharmacist available 5pm-9am Mon- Fri. Available in over 130 languages.
Toll free in BC:1-866-215- 4700
Vancouver: 604- 215-4700
Dial -A- Dietician
Provides quality, reliable nutrition services and resource information to British Columbians in 130 languages
toll-free in BC: 1-800-667- 3438
or Vancouver 604-732- 9191
hours of operation: Mon-Fri 9:00am-5:00 pm
BC Health Guide
A variety of web-based info, including the health guide online. Search topic areas include: healthy living, family child and youth health, women’s health, men’s health, senior’s health, aboriginal health, multicultural health, community supports, health tools, Ministry of Health, BC Health Authority, BC Centre for Disease Control
Addictions Treatment Pacifica Treatment Centre
Provides three levels of in-patient substance addiction treatment – Level I Stabilization, Level II Intensive Therapy, Level III Transition & Re-entry. The co-ed facility aims to promote health and recovery from addiction through treatment, education and support that strengthens individuals, families and communities.
Central Access – Detox Referral Line
Links people to detox and addiction housing services. Adults who require detoxification receive immediate screening by health care workers, who set up appointment times with the provider that most suits a client’s needs. Will accept methadone-using clients wanting to withdraw from other substances.
Mental Health The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), BC Division
Promotes mental health awareness and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness. They provide information resources, educational events, direct services, and research and advocacy.
Mood Disorders Association of British Columbia
Provides support and education for those struggling with mood disorders and their families. In addition, MDABC provides a rapid mental health assessment walk-in clinic (doctors referral needed) for individuals requiring needing quick access to psychiatric assessment services. Follow up is offered in the form of psycho-educational groups facilitated by doctors.