Part of Speakeasy’s job is to connect people with resources, so here’s a big list of resources.
Need to see a doctor or counsellor on campus? Are you concerned about your health and wellbeing? Do you need support with a disability or ongoing medical condition? The following on-campus resources are available to UBC students.
- AMS Services
- UBC Counselling Services
- Student Health Service
- The Wellness Centre
- Access & Diversity
- Pride UBC
Confidential, non-judgmental, free emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair. Available 24/7 and in over 140 languages.
- Greater Vancouver: 604-872-3311
- BC-wide: 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
S.A.F.E.R. (Suicide Attempt Follow-up Education & Research)
Provides counselling for people who are feeling suicidal or have attempted suicide, support and education for those concerned about loved ones at risk for suicide, and counselling for those who have lost someone to suicide.
- Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Substance Abuse & Addiction
Addiction Services, Vancouver Coastal Health
Provides adults living in Vancouver with access to individual, couple and family/group addiction counselling at a variety of locations.
- Vancouver Coastal Health: 604-736-2033
Looking Glass Foundation for Eating Disorders
Online peer support chat for individuals experiencing disordered eating, weight or body image issues. Ask an Expert web form for questions about eating disorders, with a personalized private response via email from a Registered Clinical Counsellor. Residential care program located in Vancouver for young men and women (17-24) suffering from an eating disorder.
Well Woman Counselling
Located by Vancouver General Hospital, Well Woman Counselling provides professional therapy covering a variety of issues with an emphasis on issues unique to women. They are open to clients of all genders.
WAVAW (Women Against Violence Against Women) Crisis Centre
Crisis line available 24/7 to self-identified women offering immediate emotional support, information and referrals as well as hospital accompaniment.
- Crisis line: 604-255-6344
- Toll free: 1-877-392-7583
BC Society for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse
Information, counselling and education services for male survivors of sexual abuse.
LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer)
“BC’s queer resource centre” offers information, referrals and free counselling for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, two-spirit, intersex, queer and questioning youth.
Peer support, information and referrals over the phone for anyone in BC.
- Mon-Fri 7-10 p.m.
- Toll free (in BC): 1-800-566-1170
Options for Sexual Health
Operates 60 clinics across BC which provide non-judgmental birth control counselling and low cost contraceptives and supplies, STI and Pap testing, pregnancy testing and options counseling as well as general sexual health information and referrals. Services offered for all genders, all orientations and all ages. Also operates the Sex Sense sexual health and information service weekdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. over the phone.
- Mon-Fri 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Toll free (in BC): 1-800-SEX-SENSE (1-800-739-7376)
Everywoman’s Health Centre
Vancouver clinic offering a full range of sexual health services including IUD insertions, emergency contraception and STI testing. Non-judgmental and confidential.
- Appointment booking line: 604-322-6692