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 If you know of a resource we should include here, or if any of the information below is incorrect and/or out of date, please email us at counselling@wirthhats.com.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
    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
    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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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