Mental health resources for adult and youth
CAMPAIGNS FOR WORKER AND PUBLIC MENTAL HEALTH
UNLOCK MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT - BCGEU
Sign the petition in support of unlocking mental health supports for workers who suffer psychological injuries on the job: https://www.unlockmentalhealth.ca/
EXPAND WORKSAFE COVERAGE - HEALTH SCIENCES ASSOCIATION
Expand coverage to all health care and community social services professionals by asking your MLA and BC Minister of Labour to address the barriers health care workers face to access the mental health supports they need to recover from mental health injuries on the job: https://www.hsabc.org/coverage/
THERAPY IS MEDICINE TOO - BC PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION
Sign the petition calling for psychologists to be covered by MSP and integrated into primary health care: https://www.psychologists.bc.ca/campaigns/therapyismedicinetoo
CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION – PEER NAVIGATOR PROGRAM
For adults (17+) who live in Vancouver, Burnaby New West, Delta, Surrey, or the Tri-Cities, self-identify as having challenges around mental health and substance use, and not receiving services from a formal Community Mental Health Team. Connect with a peer navigator to find and get access to resources, programs and services to meet your needs.
Email: [email protected]
Phone (Vancouver): 604-872-3148
Phone (Burnaby, New West, Delta, Surrey, Tri-Cities): 236-317-3396
CARE TO SPEAK
Confidential and free peer support hotline and chat for healthcare workers in BC. Part of CMHA BC’s support programs, their website also offers an extensive list of mental health resources.
CATHERINE WHITE HOLMAN WELLNESS CENTRE
Provides virtual clinic services that are free and available to all trans and gender-diverse residents of BC regardless of status.
More info on availability of services: https://cwhwc.com/services/
Foundry has developed an app for young people (12-24) and their caregivers to drop-in or schedule a virtual counselling appointment, find peer support, join a youth group or a caregiver group or browse a library of tools and resources.
SOUTH ASIAN MENTAL HEALTH ALLIANCE
A non-profit dedicated to mental health awareness, acceptance, support and empowerment; dedicated to educating and mobilizing the BC South Asian community around issues related to mental health.
HEALING IN COLOUR
A directory of BIPOC therapists committed to supporting BIPOC.
HEALTHLINK BC - 811
Free, provincial health information and advice phone line. Will connect you with a health service navigator, who can help you find health information and services; or connect you directly with a registered nurse, a registered dietitian, a qualified exercise professional, or a pharmacist. Available in English, Punjabi, Cantonese, and Mandarin.
HIM (HEALTH INITIATIVE FOR MEN)
Free and sliding scale counseling and other wellness supports are available via video chat or phone during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Phone (testing, vaccinations): 604-675-2767
Phone (general inquiries): 604-488-1001
TOWARD THE HEART
Online resource for harm reduction supplies, information on naloxone and overdose response.
URBAN NATIVE YOUTH ASSOCIATION (UNYA)
One-to-one and group support for Indigenous youth. Support services are being delivered both in-person and virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic—see the website for more detail.
Email: [email protected]