Free, low-cost or subsidized community resources in the Greater Vancouver Area:
Vancouver Crisis Centre
24/7 crisis phone and online chat service provided by trained volunteers.
Suicide Crisis Line: 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
General Distress Line: 604-872-3311
S.A.F.E.R. (Suicide Attempt Follow-Up, Education & Research)
Free, community-based outpatient counselling service for people feeling suicidal or have attempted suicide, support for those concerned about others who may be at risk for suicide, and those bereaved by a suicidal death. Also offers training, education and consultation related to suicide prevention, intervention and postvention.
1669 East Broadway, 3rd Floor, Vancouver BC
Women Against Violence Against Women (WAVAW)
Free services include Stopping the Violence (STV) counselling, accompaniment services, assistance with crime victim assistance forms, outreach & public education and community & advocacy work.
24/7 toll-free crisis line 604-255-6344 / 1-877-392-7583
The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) - BC Division
Promotes the mental health of British Columbians and supports the resilience of people experiencing mental illness.
Mood Disorders Association of BC
Provides treatment, support, education, and hope of recovery for people living with a mood disorder or other mental illness. Services include support groups, wellness programs, psychological testing, psychotherapy, and MOODSMART educational workshop for seniors
Online portal for health-related information and speak with a Registered Nurse on the phone available 24/7.
811 or 604-215-8110
Website working to prevent and manage mental health and addiction with free information resources. Online screen for depression, anxiety and risky drinking.
Website that provides information, resources, and treatment for people battling addiction and related conditions. Also hosts a podcast: Ready for Recovery.
Founded by recovering addicts and health information writers. Their goal is to provide the most up-to-date information on addiction as well as reviews of top treatment centers across the country.
Luxury Beach Rehab
Built upon the foundations of its family-run structure, this programs fully licensed staff excels far beyond the conventional 12-step curriculum, bringing in holistic elements to create a much more intuitive and effective inpatient treatment program.
Credit Counselling Society (CCS)
Free credit counselling, bankruptcy help & debt consolidation options.
Kids Help Phone
Canada's only free, national, bilingual, confidential and anonymous, 24-hour telephone and online counselling service for children and youth up to age 20. Also has an online forum that young people can write a question in a topic forum and have a response from a counsellor. Live chat with a counsellor is also available, check availability by province.