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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 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.

For the US, Austrailia, New Zeland & UK & Republic of Ireland, see the options below. If you know of a resource we should include here, or if any of the information below is incorrect and/or out of date, please email us at counselling@wirthhats.com.

In Canada

 

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
    604-874-2938
    www.fsgv.ca/find-the-support-you-need/counselling
    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 the North Shore
    604-988-5281
    http://www.familyservices.bc.ca
    Professional counselling for residents of the North Shore. Sliding Scale.

  • Oak Counselling
    604-266-5611
    http://oakcounselling.org
    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
    604-742-1818
    http://www.adlercentre.ca/clinic.html
    Sliding scale individual and couples counselling. Counselling provided by counselling psychology graduate students at the Adler Centre, supervised by an experienced clinician.

  • UBC Psychology Clinic
    604-822-3005
    http://clinic.psych.ubc.ca
    Counselling services provided by doctoral student interns, supervised by registered psychologists. $10-$40 per hour.

  • Burnaby Clinical Psychology Centre
    778-782-4720
    https://www.sfu.ca/psychology/clinical-psychology-centre.html
    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
    604-875-4794
    http://psychiatry.vch.ca/opt.html
    Group therapy for depression, anxiety, stress. Individual mental health assessments. Referral through your family doctor, or via a walk-in clinic.

  • Bounce Back Program – Canadian Mental Health Association
    1-866-639-0522
    http://www.cmha.bc.ca/programs-services/bounce-back/
    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.

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

  • Moving Forward Family Services
    778-321-3054
    https://movingforwardfamilyservices.com
    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
    604-709-5729
    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
    604-592-6200
    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
    604-873-0103

  • Counselling and Wellness Centre
    www.mdabc.net
    Individual therapy with certified counsellor ($85-$95 an hour) or intern ($50 hour). Group therapy also available.

  • BC Responsible and Problem Gambling Program
    1-888-795-6111 (available 24/7)
    https://www.bcresponsiblegambling.ca/getting-help/find-counsellor
    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.

Other Counselling Services In Metro Vancouver

In the 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
In the 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)
In Australia
000 Emergency
1 300 13 11 14 LifeLine Australia
In New Zealand

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

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