Crisis & Distress
BC-wide 24/7 suicide hotline.
Trans Lifeline’s hotline is a peer support phone service run by trans people for our trans and questioning peers. Run by trans people for trans people. Available 24/7.
Support for emotional crisis when you’ve been injured at work. You don’t need a WorkSafeBC claim to call for help. Available from 9 am – 11 pm daily.
The Hope for Wellness Helpline is available to all Indigenous peoples across Canada. Experienced and culturally competent counsellors are reachable by telephone and online chat 24/7.
HealthLink BC is the gateway to access 24/7 non-emergency health information and advice in BC.
Free / Low-Cost Support
Moving Forward offers free short-term and affordable long-term counselling options to underserved communities across Canada via in-person, telephone, and online platforms.
The Access and Assessment Centre (AAC) assists individuals who are experiencing non-life-threatening mental health and substance use issues. AAC is located in the Joseph & Rosalie Segal Family Health Centre at Vancouver General Hospital. Walk-ins are welcome from 7:30 am – 11 pm PST.
S.A.F.E.R. is a free counselling service for individuals who have made a suicide attempt, are currently suicidal, or have suicidal thoughts, as well as those who are concerned about someone who is suicidal or those who have lost someone to suicide.
Individual and group counselling for people with mental health or substance use issues. Located at various locations throughout Vancouver Coastal Health.
Surrey Indigenous mental health & addictions counselling, alcohol and drug services, and Indigenous detox support workers program. Walk in or call to set up an appointment.
Free, confidential, multilingual services are available to British Columbians struggling with their own or family member’s gambling. The program offers individual, group couples, and family support services. Available 24/7.
Trauma & Abuse
Free individual and group counselling for women and trans women who have experienced current or past relationship abuse, sexual assault, or physical, emotional or sexual abuse at any age.
Salal provides free and confidential support services to survivors of sexual violence who have shared experiences of gender marginalization: cis and trans women, Two-Spirit, trans and/or non-binary people.
The Crime Victim Assistance Program assists victims, family members, and witnesses in coping with the effects of violent crime. It provides financial benefits to help offset financial losses and assist in recovery. Available 24/7.
Multi-lingual counselling services support individuals and families to navigate life challenges as well as to build their skills and resiliency for the future. Services are available in Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Farsi and English. Fees are charged on a sliding scale based on income. Services may be free based on eligibility criteria.
Individual supportive counselling to racialized immigrant women who are experiencing family/gender-based/intimate partner violence through practical assistance and support. Services are offered in many languages.
Free multicultural support, counselling, and guidance for anyone at risk of or who is experiencing violence or abuse. Offers youth, couples, group, and individual support. You do not need to report a crime to get help. Services are available in English, Punjabi and Hindi.
Counselling resources for members of the LGBTQIA2S+ communities.
Low-barrier wellness services to trans and gender-diverse people. Their virtual clinic services are free and available to all trans and gender-diverse residents of BC regardless of citizenship or health insurance status.
Offers a full spectrum of health-based programming and services to meet the sexual, mental, physical, and social health needs of communities of self-identified GBQ men and gender-diverse people in BC.