We are compiling a list of mental health and wellness resources world wide. Please note that we are still in the process of building a comprehensive list of resources. If you know of a resource we should include here, or if any of the information below is incorrect and/or out of date, please email us at contact@wirthhats.com.

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please call 911 in North America or one of the numbers below for your region. If you or anyone you know are in a crisis or may be in danger, please use the following resources to get immediate help.

911 Emergency
+1 (888) 353-2273 Hotline

Government of Canada

The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) 

Canadian Mental Health Association

The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention provides information and resources to reduce the suicide rate and minimize the harmful consequences of suicidal behaviour.

The Canadian Mental Health Association promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness.

The objective of the Mood Disorders Society of Canada is to provide people with mood disorders with a strong, cohesive voice at the national level.

The Anxiety Disorders Association of Canada aim is to promote the prevention, treatment and management of anxiety disorders and to improve the lives of people who suffer from them.

The purpose of the Mental Health Commission of Canada is to help improve mental health and well-being for all people living in Canada and to create a mental health system that meets the needs of people of all ages living with mental health problems and illnesses and their families.

The National Network for Mental Health acts to advocate, to educate, and to offer expertise and resources to increase the health and well-being of the community of Canadians with the lived experience of mental health issues.

Healthy Minds Canada works to improve the well-being of all Canadians by supporting research on mental health and mental health issues.

Mind Your Mind is a youth mental health and engagement program that works in partnership with youth, emerging adults and the professionals who serve them to co-develop innovative tools and resources.

The mission of the Schizophrenia Society of Canada is to improve the quality of life for those affected by schizophrenia and psychosis through education, support programs, public policy and research.

The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance provides hope, help, support, and education to improve the lives of people who have mood disorders.

Kids Help Phone is a free and anonymous service the supports young people as they build the skills and abilities they’ll need to improve emotional health and well-being.

Reduced-Cost Counselling Options in Vancouver

Here is a resource list of lower-cost, sliding-scale and free counselling services in Metro Vancouver.

Family Services of Greater Vancouver, Counselling Program
Counselling fees based on household income. Master’s-level therapists. Program has a dedicated intake worker who can also refer to other counselling services or groups. Offices in Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby, New Westminster and Surrey.

Family Services of Greater Vancouver, Service Options

Family Services of the North Shore
Professional counselling for residents of the North Shore. Sliding Scale.

Oak Counselling
Reduced fee. Secular counselling services provided at the Vancouver Unitarian Centre by supervised volunteers with Master’s degrees in psychology or psychology-related fields. Individual, couples and family counselling.

Adler Centre – Counselling Clinic
Sliding scale individual and couples counselling. Counselling provided by counselling psychology graduate students at the Adler Centre, supervised by an experienced clinician.

Scarfe Counselling – UBC
Free. Counselling provided by counselling psychology graduate students, supervised by a psychologist. Clinic runs from September to April.

UBC Psychology Clinic
Counselling services provided by doctoral student interns, supervised by registered psychologists. $10-$40 per hour.

New Westminster UBC Counselling Centre

Free counselling for the general public by counselling psychology graduate students, supervised by a psychologist.

Simon Fraser University – Counselling Clinics
Surrey Clinic – 604-587-7320

Burnaby Clinical Psychology Centre
Counselling for adults, children and youth provided by supervised graduate students in counselling psychology. Services at the Surrey clinic are free and at the Burnaby clinic are offered on a sliding scale.

Vancouver Coastal Mental Health – Vancouver Hospital
Group therapy for depression, anxiety, stress. Individual mental health assessments. Referral through your family doctor, or via a walk-in clinic.

Catholic Family Services
Individual, couple and family counselling available to Catholic and non-Catholic families. Sliding scale. Offices in Vancouver and Surrey.

Bounce Back Program – Canadian Mental Health Association
Telephone coaching for people with mild-moderate depression with or without accompanying anxiety. Coaching available in English, Cantonese, French and Punjabi. Family doctor’s referral required to access this program. Free.

Jewish Family Services
Sliding scale counselling to the Jewish and non-Jewish community.

SUCCESS – Individual and Family Counselling Program
Counselling offered in Madarin, Cantonese, Korean and English with a focus on helping new immigrants of Chinese and other ethnic origins. Play and art therapy also available.

Living Systems Counselling
604-926-5496, ext. “0”
Individual, couple and family counselling using Bowen Family Systems Therapy. Lower- cost counselling provided by supervised interns.

ProChoices Community Therapy Clinic
By-donation ($20.00 min) feminist counselling services provided by supervised master’s-level and intern narrative therapists.

Moving Forward Family Services
Pay-by-donation counselling for individuals and families. Offices in Surrey and South Vancouver. Graduate-level counsellors and counselling interns.

Broadway Youth Resource Centre – City University Community Counselling Clinic
Offers counselling and support services in the areas of youth and family, anger management, and sexual orientation/gender identity issues. Counselling provided by supervised interns completing their Master’s of Counselling Degree. Free.

Surrey Youth Resources Centre, Community Counselling Clinic
Free counselling provided by graduate student interns for individuals, youth and families (must be have a child or youth it the family to access services).

Mood Disorders Association of BC
Counselling and Wellness Centre
Individual therapy with certified counsellor ($85-$95 an hour) or intern ($50 hour). Group therapy also available.

Residential Historical Abuse Program – 604-875-4255
Free counselling for those who were sexually abused while under the care of the province (foster care, group homes, etc.)

Crime Victims Assistance Program – Victim Link BC 1-800-563-0808 (available 24/7)
Counselling for victims of crime, their immediate family members and witnesses. Contact for eligibility.

BC Responsible and Problem Gambling Program
1-888-795-6111 (available 24/7)
Free professional, multilingual counselling for any British Columbian struggling with their own or their family member’s gambling. Counsellors have a minimum of a Master’s degree in a counselling-related discipline.

Qmunity – Free Counselling Program
Counselling for members of the GLBTQ communities.

Other Counselling Services In Metro Vancouver

UK & Republic of Ireland
112 / 999 Emergency
+44 (0) 8457 90 90 90 Hotline (UK – Local rate)
+44 (0) 8457 90 91 92 Hotline (UK – Minicom)
1850 60 90 90 Hotline (ROI – Local rate)
1850 60 90 91 Hotline (ROI – Minicom)
000 Emergency
1 300 13 11 14 LifeLine Australia
United States
911 Emergency
+1 (800) 273-8255 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
+1 (800) 799-7233 National Domestic Violence Hotline
+1 (800) 996-6228 Family Violence Helpline
+1 (800) 784-2433 National Hopeline Network
+1 (800) 366-8288 Self-Harm Hotline
+1 (800) 230-7526 Planned Parenthood Hotline
+1 (800) 222-1222 American Association of Poison Control Centers
+1 (800) 622-2255 Alcoholism & Drug Dependency Hope Line
+1 (800) 233-4357 National Crisis Line, Anorexia and Bulimia
+1 (888) 843-4564 GLBT Hotline
+1 (866) 488-7386 TREVOR Crisis Hotline
+1 (800) 221-7044 AIDS Crisis Line
New Zealand

111 Emergency
0800 543 354 Lifeline 24/7 Helpline
0508 828 865 Suicide Crisis Helpline