Counselling and Support
Help is available! We are here to listen, here to help – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
– Anywhere in BC 1-800-SUICIDE: 1-800-784-2433
– Mental Health Support Line: 310-6789
– Vancouver: 604-872-3311
– Sunshine Coast/Sea to Sky: 1-866-661-3311
– TTY: 1-866-872-0113
– Seniors Distress Line: 604-872-1234
– Online Chat Service for Youth: www.YouthInBC.com (Noon to 1am)
– Online Chat Service for Adults: www.CrisisCentreChat.ca (Noon to 1am)
Vancouver BC V6M 1P5
Lower Mainland Grief Recovery Society provides support groups: Our support groups are designed for those who are struggling with the pain of losing a significant person. Trained and experienced facilitators walk with participants on a journey through healing by offering coping tools, support and the chance to share feelings and stories. Being with others who ‘get’ what you are going through can be extremely comforting and powerful.TOP
North Vancouver, BC
North Shore Community Resource Society’s mandate is to promote a healthy, strong and connected community by serving residents and organizations on the North Shore which comprises the District of North Vancouver, City of North Vancouver, District of West Vancouver, Bowen Island and Lions Bay. NSCR pursues its mandate by providing a broad spectrum of resources and services to residents of North Shore municipalities with programing for families and children, seniors, information and referral, volunteer connections, legal information and advocacy, and more.
NSCR has a multi-service agency with the following programs:TOP
New Westminster, BC
Phone: (604) 540-8374 ext. 523
Toll Free: 1-800-441-5403
Fax: (604) 540-9374
The purpose of the Family Support Institute of BC is to strengthen, connect and build communities and resources with families of people with disabilities in BC. We believe that families are the best resource available to support one another. Directed by families, the Family Support Institute provides information, training, and province-wide networking to assist families and their communities to build upon and share their strengths.TOP
2121 Marine Drive Suite 241
Phone: (604) 736-2033
Fax: (604) 913-0066
We offer specialized services for older adults including mental health outreach, assessment and consultation, treatment, case management, and education. We also provide a rehabilitation program offering individual occupational therapy assessments, psychosocial day program, peer support, and group programs.TOP
North Vancouver, BC V7M 2H4
Family Services of the North Shore provide education, support and counselling services to heal and connect our community. This means all Individuals and Couples, Parents and Families and Youth have access to assistance offered on an individual basis or in a group setting.
A full listing of their programs and services – HERETOP
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2M4
Phone: 604-688-1927 (Vancouver)
Seniors First BC works to prevent elder abuse across the entire province. We provide assistance and support to older adults who are, or may be, abused and those whose rights have been violated. We provide programs that educate, support and advocate on behalf of our clients.
– Seniors Accessing Justice Programs
– Education & Outreach Programs
SAIL – Seniors Abuse and Information Line
Call: 604-437-1940 or Toll Free: 1-866-437-1940
Vancouver, BC V5T 1X8
Suicide/Crisis Line: 604-872-3311 or 1-800-784-2433
The Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of BC (Crisis Centre) is a non-profit, volunteer organization committed to helping people help themselves and others dealing with a crisis.
– Training for Community and Service Providers
– Youth Programs
– Suicide Loss Support Groups
– Suicide Prevention Planning
Address: 555 W 12th Avenue, Suite 650 (West Tower)
Phone: Toll-free: 1-8660-786-0444
At Saint Elizabeth we provide a full range of integrated care solutions that creatively respond to client, community and health system needs across Canada.TOP
North Vancouver, BC
The North Shore Youth Eating Disorders Program (NSY EDP) partners with paediatricians to offer medical monitoring in a clinic setting along with counselling and nutritional support to youth who are struggling with disordered eating/clinical eating disorders. Our services include assessment, early intervention, and treatment, and are free of charge. – Eating Disorder Services (18 and under)TOP
The Discovery Vista House is a partnership between the Provincial Adult Specialized Tertiary Eating Disorders Program and Vancouver Coastal Health. 10 Bed residential treatment program. Two for follow-up and transitional support, and eight for clients participating in the Discovery Program. The Discovery Day Program at St. Paul’s Hospital involves intensive group and individual psychotherapy.
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4 North, Burrard Building
1081 Burrard Street
The provincial adult tertiary eating disorders program provides specialized care for adults 17 years of age and older, who have a DSM V diagnosis of Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa or Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder (OSFED).TOP
Entrance #85 BC Children’s Hospital
Room P3-302 – 4500 Oak Street
Phone: Local: 604-875-2084 CRISIS LINE: 310-6789
Phone: (604) 878-4575
Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. Meetings and other tools provide a fellowship of experience, strength and hope where members respect one another’s anonymity. OA charges no dues or fees; it is self-supporting through member contributions.
OA is not just about weight loss, weight gain or maintenance, or obesity or diets. It addresses physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. It is not a religious organization and does not promote any particular diet. OA is not affiliated with any public or private organization, political movement, ideology or religious doctrine. We take no position on outside issues. Our primary purpose is to abstain from compulsive eating and compulsive food behaviors and to carry the message of recovery through the Twelve Steps of OA to those who still suffer.TOP
The Looking Glass Foundation is a caring community of prevention and support for those suffering from anorexia, bulimia, and other eating disorders — and those who love them. We are about getting to the other side of eating disorders, to eventually achieving a world without this devastating disease.TOP
Event Page: http://real-talk.org/events/2018-11/
Questions or feedback: http://real-talk.org/about/contact-us/
Real Talk creates a safe space to have honest conversations about dating, love, relationships and sex for everyone. We are a sexual health initiative aimed at people with cognitive disabilities and their supporters. We host educational/social events where people can have open, honest conversations about dating, love, relationships, and sex.TOP
AIDS Vancouver plays a special role in providing quality health care to people affected by HIV/AIDS living in the Lower Mainland. It is clearly more than just a community health care organization. It is an organization whose presence and continued strength is essential to the quality for life of this community and of each individual and family who draws on its services. Our Agency is a vital community asset which everyone affected by HIV/AIDS can share, and in which we all have a stake.TOP
Address: #201, 190 Alexander Street
Aira Women’s Resource Society is a not-for-profit organization committed to the work of ending violence against women through providing direct service, as well as working to increase awareness of and education around the scope and impact on our communities of men’s violence against women and children.TOP
Phone: General – 604-687-1868
CRISIS + INTAKE LINE – 604687 1867 – (Monday to Friday 10 AM – 5 PM & Wednesdays 10 am – 8 pm)
Battered Women’s Support Services provides education, advocacy, and support services to assist all women in its aim to work towards the elimination of violence and to work from a feminist perspective that promotes equality for all women.TOP
The British Columbia Society for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse (BCSMSSA) is a non-profit society established to provide therapeutic services for males who have been sexually abused at some time in their lives. As specifically outlined in our constitution, our purposes are to:
– Provide treatment and support services to male survivors of sexual abuse and support significant-others and relatives of the survivors.
– Acquire and develop educational material concerning the sexual abuse of males.
– Gather statistics for dissemination to professionals and the community at large.
– Assist in establishing within British Columbia new agencies dealing with male survivors of sexual abuse by providing training opportunities, whenever – possible, to interested personnel.
– Ensure clear, consistent communication in dealing with other involved agencies or professionals in order to guarantee comprehensive case management.
– Consult with community and government groups in the areas of prevention, treatment, therapy, and other matters relating to sexual abuse of males.
Phone: 604 678 8884
Fax: 604 678 8886
BC Council for Families has been developing and delivering family support resources and training programs to professionals across the province that focus on prevention, inclusiveness and building skills and confidence. Families are vital to dynamic communities and BCCF supports families and family service practitioners by sharing knowledge and building community connections.TOP