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 If you know of a resource we should include here, or if any of the information below is incorrect and/or out of date, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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
- 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
andmanagement 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
- The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
provideshope, 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
- Family Services of Greater Vancouver, Counselling Program
Counsellingfees based on household income. Master’s-leveltherapists. Programhas a dedicated intake worker who can also refer to other counsellingservices or groups. Offices in Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby, New Westminster andSurrey.
- Family Services of Greater Vancouver, Service Options
- Family Services of the North Shore
counsellingfor residents of the North Shore. Sliding Scale.
- Oak Counselling
Reduced fee. Secular
counsellingservices 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 counsellingpsychology graduate students at the Adler Centre, supervised by an experienced clinician.
- Scarfe Counselling – UBC
Counsellingprovided by counsellingpsychology graduate students, supervised by a psychologist. Clinicruns from September to April.
- UBC Psychology Clinic
Counsellingservices provided by doctoral student interns, supervised by registered psychologists. $10-$40 per hour.
- New Westminster UBC Counselling Centre
counsellingfor the general public by counsellingpsychology graduate students, supervised by a psychologist.
- Simon Fraser University – Counselling Clinics
Surrey Clinic – 604-587-7320
- Burnaby Clinical Psychology Centre
Counsellingfor adults, children andyouth provided by supervised graduate students in counsellingpsychology. Services at the Surrey clinic are free and at the Burnabyclinic 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
available to Catholic and non-Catholic families. Sliding scale. Offices in Vancouver and Surrey. counselling
- 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
andPunjabi. Family doctor’s referral required to access this program. Free.
- Jewish Family Services
counsellingto the Jewish and non-Jewish community.
- SUCCESS – Individual and Family Counselling Program
Counselling offered in Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean and English with a focus on helping new immigrants of Chinese and other ethnic origins. Play and art
- Living Systems Counselling
604-926-5496, ext. “0”
Individual, couple and family
counsellingusing Bowen Family Systems Therapy. Lower- cost counsellingprovided by supervised interns.
- ProChoices Community Therapy Clinic
By-donation ($20.00 min) feminist
counsellingservices provided by supervised master’s-leveland intern narrative therapists.
- Moving Forward Family Services
counsellingfor individuals and families. Offices in Surrey and South Vancouver. Graduate-level counsellorsand counsellinginterns.
- Broadway Youth Resource Centre – City University Community Counselling Clinic
counsellingand support services in the areas of youth and family, anger management, and sexual orientation/gender identity issues. Counsellingprovided by supervised interns completing their Master’s of Counselling Degree. Free.
- Surrey Youth Resources Centre, Community Counselling Clinic
counsellingprovided by graduate student interns for individuals, youth and families (must be havea child or youth it the family to access services).
- Mood Disorders Association of BC
Counsellingand 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
counsellingfor 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)
Counsellingfor 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
counsellingfor any British Columbian struggling with their own or their family member’s gambling. Counsellorshave a minimum of a Master’s degree in a counselling-relateddiscipline.
- Qmunity – Free Counselling Program
Counsellingfor members of the GLBTQ communities.
Other Counselling Services In Metro Vancouver
- Vancouver Crisis Centre
- Oak Counselling
- Willow Tree Counselling
- Vancouver Women’s Health Collective
- OPTIONS Community Services Counselling Program
- Pacific Community Resources Society Community Counselling Clinic
- S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Counselling Services
- Qmunity Free Counselling Program
- Battered Women Support Services
- Women Against Violence Against Women
- UBC Psychology Clinic
- UBC Scarfe Counselling
- Adler Centre Counselling Clinic
- Vancouver EcoVillage
- Family Services of Greater Vancouver Counselling Program
- Mental Health and Substance Use services at VGH
- Vancouver Hospice Society
- Callanish Society
In the United States
In the UK & Republic of Ireland
In New Zealand
0800 543 354 Lifeline 24/7 Helpline
0508 828 865 Suicide Crisis Helpline