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Community Counselling and Support Resources

Pacific Spirit Community Health Centre:

This Vancouver Coastal Health facility is located at 2110 West 43’rd Ave.  For general information, phone 604-261-6366 (office hours).  Among numerous services are the following:

- Drop-in Confidential Boulevard Youth Clinic:  A community health nurse, doctor and counsellor can be accessed to discuss sexuality, sexual health, STIs (sexually transmitted infections), pregnancy, body image, nutrition, sleep, stress and other health matters.
Tues. 2:30 – 5:00, Thurs. 3:30 – 6:00

- Child and Youth Mental Health (CYMH) Intake Clinic:  Assessment by mental health team and referral for ongoing support is provided.

             Tues. and Wed. 9:00 - 4:00 walk-in, 3’rd floor
             Ph: 604-267-3970 (office hours)


Anxiety Canada: https://anxietycanada.com

This website provides self-help resources, information and education for children, youth and adults.  The MindShift App is also available, which can be a helpful tool to help youth face challenging situations.  Some information is available in other languages.


Foundryhttps://foundrybc.ca/

This comprehensive website provides information, self-help resources and referral details for youth, friends and families.  Includes specifics about depression, anxiety, stress, alcohol and drug use, psychosis and body image, including self-assessment quizzes.  Foundry also offers services out of its 1260 Granville St. location, including drop-in counselling (Mon. - Fri., 3:00 - 6:00 pm), group support and activities, and drop-in primary care (Mon. - Fri., 1:00 - 5:00 pm).


Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre: http://keltymentalhealth.ca/; 604-875-2084 (office hours)

This is a provincial information and resource centre for children, youth and families.  Learn about mental health, substance use, medications, eating disorders, healthy living and connect to peer support.  Resources are also available in other languages.


Here to Help: http://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/

This website provides information on mental health and substance use.  There is a search feature to find information and workbooks on a variety of topics, including self-help resources and resources to help support others.  There are also screening tests for depression, anxiety, risky drinking and well-being.


Need Help Now: https://needhelpnow.ca/

This website helps youth to remove a sexual picture/video from the internet, to manage cyberbullying and deal with peers, and to support a friend you may be worried about.  If you or someone you know has been hurt by a self/peer exploitation incident, help and guidance are available.


erase: Expect Respect & A Safe Education: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/erase

This provincial resource includes information about online safety, mental health & well-being, bullying & violence, substance use, sexual orientation & gender identity.  If you need help or you know someone who needs help, check this out.  There is also a reporting tool so that you can share your concerns with someone who can help (https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/erase/help).


Kids Help Phonehttps://kidshelpphone.ca/ ; 1-800-668-6868 (anywhere, 24/7)

This is a national, toll-free, 24-hour, bilingual, anonymous and confidential resource.  It provides phone and web counselling, and a referral service for children and youth.


Crisis Centre: https://crisiscentre.bc.ca/; 604-872-3311 (Vancouver, 24/7); 1-800-SUICIDE (anywhere in BC, 24/7)

Provides immediate connection to a counsellor when a person is in need of support.  The website provides details of local programs and services, such as the following:

- Mental Health and Suicide Services: https://crisiscentre.bc.ca/mental-health-and-suicide-services-2/


CART (Child and Adolescent Response Team): http://www.vch.ca/locations-and-services/find-health-services/?program_id=2881; 604-874-2300 (office hours)

This agency provides urgent response (within 72 hours) and short-term mental health support to those experiencing acute psychiatric or emotional crises.  Includes assessment, consultation, intervention and referral services.  

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