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UBC Based Services
UBC Counselling Services: Brock Hall, 604.822.3811
Student Health Service
The Wellness Centre: Room 56B, SUB, 604-822-4858. Offers peer supported information and referrals on all aspects of health and well-being, including sexual health. This is not a counseling centre.
Off-Campus Community Resources
Vancouver Crisis Centre: Information on the services the crisis centre provides, a list of crisis lines in B.C., and information on crisis and suicide. 24 hour crisis line.
SAFER: 604-879-9251 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Community based support for all people impacted by suicide.
1-800-SUICIDE: 1-800-784-2433 Will connect you to a crisis line anywhere in B.C. where there is a crisis line available, 24-hours a day.
Mental Health Emergency Services: 604.874.7307 or 911. Vancouver Coastal Health Emergency and Crisis Mental Health support.
WAVAW Crisis Centre: 604.255.6344
- 24-hour Rape Crisis Centre for all survivors of sexual assault
- Emergency and crisis support for those who have been sexually assaulted, including hospital accompaniment to Vancouver General Hospital
- Information and referrals
- Young Women’s Project
Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter: 604-872-8212
- 24-hour Rape Crisis Centre for women and girls
- Emergency and crisis support for raped and/or battered women and girls including hospital accompaniment to Vancouver General Hospital, St. Paul’s Hospital, B.C. Women’s Hospital, or Surrey Memorial Hospital
- Transition house for battered women and their children
- Legal advocacy and referrals
- Information, speakers, and resources about ending violence against women
B.C. Society for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse: 604.682.6482
Information, counselling, and education services for male survivors of sexual abuse.
Sexuality & Reproductive Health
Options for Sexual Health: Operates Facts of Life Line: 1-800.739.7367 or in Vancouver: 604.731.7803 (Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.). Sexual health information for teens, adults, parents, and health professionals. On site health clinics provide STI screening and birth control.
YouthCo: Youth based organization (for people 15 to 29) working to reduce vulnerability to HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C.
The Centre: Resources and services offered for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered population in Vancouver.
Vancouver Women’s Health Collective: Long-standing Vancouver based women’s group. Information, referrals, and drop-in centre.
Every Woman’s Health Centre: Full range of reproductive health services, including STI screening, birth control, pap tests, medical examinations, non-coercive pregnancy decision making counselling, and abortions up to 16 weeks of pregnancy.
Vancouver Coastal Health, Addiction Services: Operates as a network of direct and contracted addiction services for substance use problems. The core addiction services are: counselling services, needle exchange services, opiate replacement therapy, withdrawal management services, and youth prevention services.
Drug Alcohol Misuse: This website has a diverse range of information regarding drug misuse.
Eating Disorder Resource Centre of British Columbia: 604.875.2084 / 800.665.1822
Eating Disorder Website: Another comprehensive website containing information on disordered eating.
Information & Emotional Help Support
Youth in B.C.: Web based support for youth.
Family Services of Greater Vancouver: Counselling programs and support services to families, individuals, and youth in the Lower Mainland.
Anxiety B.C.: Very helpful website, local to Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. Downloadable fact sheets, access to LEAF support groups (Tri-Cities area).
Here to Help B.C.: 604.669.7600 or 1.800.661.2121 (toll-free in B.C.). Information, personal stories of hope, and resources you can use to make better decisions about mental health or substance use issues.
Vancouver Coastal Health, Vancouver Community Mental Health: 604.874.7626. Offers help and hope for people who have a serious mental illness such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, severe depression, behavioural disorders, and severe dementia. Services are provided through eight multidisciplinary mental health teams, hospitals, and a variety of specialized services, including some that are partnerships with other care providers.
Canadian Mental Health Association: Information learning house and community based support, several local chapters, and support services.
Looking for Peer Support Resources?
Looking for local resources not found here? Try:
Information Services Vancouver, Red Book Online: This is a comprehensive listing of community based support services and programs for the entire Lower Mainland (east to Hope, north to Whistler). You can also call Inform Vancouver: 604 875-6381.