If you are experiencing a crisis please call your local crisis line or CRISIS CANADA: Call 1.833.456.4566 or Text 45645
“To ensure that all people in Canada experience good mental health and well-being”
“Connects registered in B.C. post-secondary institutions with mental health support"
Call: 1-877-857-3397 (Canada Wide)
+1-604-642-5212 (Outside of Canada, long distance fees may apply)
BRITISH COLUMBIA SUPPORT
"Crisis support for anyone who is having thoughts of suicide"
"Online directory of resources for mental health and substance use support"
"Counselling, health and wellness services and resources for youth ages 12-24"
“An MDABC peer-led support group is a safe place to share your story, your struggles and accomplishments, and to listen to others as they share similar experiences. Support groups are led by trained volunteers who also live with and deal with mental health concerns”
PROGRAM BASED SUPPORT
“...CMSC is committed to building an equitable, inclusive, and caring global community supporting the practice of self-compassion where each person matters and everyone belongs”
“The Vancouver CBT Skills Groups offer an 8-week psycho-education program that targets patients 18+ with low to moderate severity of anxiety and depression, as well as other lower acuity mental health diagnoses"
LOW COST COUNSELLING
“Phare is a community, a mission, and a revolution...We created a new sustainable system that removes the barriers of access and focuses on what really matters: improving mental health for everyone”
"When it comes to accessibility, affordability, creating a sense of community, and knowing that you are not alone, nothing compares to Peer Support. We run over 25 different groups where others just like you are waiting for you to join them in what we hope feels like a kind of virtual campfire"
"Living Systems Counselling offers affordable counselling to individuals, couple and families. People from all walks of life seek assistance with their personal dilemmas. Clients begin to take up the challenge of thinking in new ways about the difficult situations they face and of finding thoughtful ways to direct their own lives"
"A resource list of lower-cost, sliding-scale and free counselling services in Metro Vancouver (primarily Vancouver)"
“Arlene is a Vincentian Canadian writer, Registered Nurse, and wellness facilitator/coach. She uses her combined education, faith and experience to facilitate workshops centred around holistic wellness. Her aim is to see more comfortable, confident, and self loving individuals”
“Alyssa is a creator: writer, actor, director, producer, and certified Wellness Life Coach. She has a variety of artistic, environmental, and community-based project experience and recently launched her Life Coaching business 'Break New Ground'"
“Bryony Ollier is an advocate of kindness, of breathing deeper and fuller, bringing music and yogic arts into everyday living. She works with non-profit The Yoga Buggy to bring accessible yoga and mindfulness across the Lower mainland and Vancouver, BC”