Please be advised that this is a community-resource list and VCH does not necessarily endorse these services.

Youth & Young Adult Programs

Community Based Service for Mental Health ONLY

  1. Looking Glass BC Foundation

    The Looking Glass Foundation strives to support individuals struggling with eating disorders and disordered eating. We offer innovative and accessible programs and services that decrease isolation, instill hope, and sustain recovery for individuals on their road to recovery.

  2. Looking Glass Residence

    The Looking Glass Residence is a 14-bed treatment facility for youth aged 16 to 24, of all genders, who are suffering from anorexia, bulimia and other eating disorders. 24/7 care and support is provided by a multi-disciplinary team of medical and mental health professionals in a caring, home-like setting.

  3. The Canadian Mental Health Association - Vancouver Fraser

    The Canadian Mental Health Association provides mental health promotion and mental illness recovery-focused programs and services for people of all ages and their families. CMHA Housing Programs help individuals find independent living while building skills as they work on their recovery: Community Living Support and Support Independent Living Transitional Housing Youth Support Independent Living Children and Youth

  4. YMCA Greater Vancouver - Y Mind Teen

    Y Mind Teen is a free online seven-week mental wellness program delivered across BC. This program supports teens ages 13 to 18 who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety to learn and practice evidence-based strategies to cope with stress and anxiety. Y Mind Teen is led by trained mental health professionals and gives teens the chance to connect with others who are experiencing similar thoughts and feelings."

  5. YMCA Greater Vancouver - Y Mind Youth

    Y Mind Youth is a free seven-week mental wellness program delivered across BC. Y Mind Youth supports people ages 18-30 who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety to learn and practice evidence-based strategies to increase coping. This group is led by trained mental health professionals and gives young adults the chance to connect with others who are experiencing similar thoughts and feelings. "

  6. Qmunity Counselling & Wellness Program

    QMUNITY offers ten sessions of free and reduced-cost health and wellness counselling for individuals, couples, relationships, and families. All of our counsellors are members of the LGBTQ2SAI+ communities. Our counselling program focuses on health and wellness, and is not set up to work with people with severe mental illness.

  7. MOODFX

    MoodFx is an interactive mobile-optimized website designed to help people with depression and anxiety by providing simple and scientifically valid methods for monitoring symptoms and functioning. MoodFx was developed in partnership between the Mood Disorders Centre and the University of British Columbia’s eHealth Strategy Office. Both are located in Vancouver, Canada. We will never sell or release any contact or other personal information to any commercial third parties.

  8. The Counselling and Wellness Centre at the Mood Disorders Association of BC (MDABC)

    The Counselling and Wellness Centre at MDABC exists to inspire and support people who wish to cultivate a calm mind, a resilient spirit, and a renewed sense of wellbeing. No matter what is troubling you, our compassionate, highly-trained counselors and educators are here to work with you to find solutions and bring meaningful change to your own life. Our counsellors embrace the Bio-Psycho-Social-Spiritual modality approach for therapy.

  9. Spotlight on Mental Health

    Peer-run site is for the people who use mental health services and their friends, families and supporters. MISSION: To empower mental health consumers through meaningful involvement.

  10. Alan Cashmore Centre - Infant and Childhood Mental Health Service

    The Alan Cashmore Centre is an early childhood mental health team for families with infants and children under six years of age. We provide services to families who live in Vancouver.

  11. Boundaries Program (FACES) - Raven Song Community Health Centre - VCH

    Our program works with children under 12 years of age who exhibit sexualized behaviour to help them understand and modify their behaviour. We work with families and other caregivers to help them problem solve, create safety plans and manage behaviours."

    • Phone: (604) 675-3896 / Fax: (604) 675-3909
    • Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Evening hours vary.

Community Based Service for Mental Health AND Substance Use

  1. Watari Counselling & Support

    Watari helps high-risk street involved youth in the downtown eastside and the surrounding communities, through several youth and community programs as well as through our counselling team.

  2. Jewish Family Services

    JFS’s Counselling and Wellness programs provide therapy services to youth, adults, seniors, couples, and families. We have an experienced team of therapists who have been trained in a variety of therapeutic disciplines such as family systems therapy, couples counselling, individual psycho-therapy, brief or solution-focused therapy, youth counselling and group therapy.

  3. The Kettle Society

    Our organization serves a community of 6,000+ vulnerable individuals each year, manages 400+ units of supportive housing, and operates a mental health drop-in centre that provides meals every day of the year. We also provide advocacy services, an ID bank, homeless outreach, a women’s transition house, a health clinic, a volunteer program, and supported employment. Our enrichment programs span self care & sufficiency, community interaction, art, music, writing and the outdoors.

  4. Foundry Vancouver Granville

    Foundry Vancouver-Granville offers young people 12-24 access to mental health and substance use support, primary care, peer support and social services. From counselors to doctors, from occupational therapists to income assistance specialists, the skill and diversity of our team is the key to the centre’s success. Each team member uses their expertise and talents to connect a young person with the care, community resources, and fun activities they need to lead a healthy, fulfilling life."

General Community Services

  1. Boundaries Program (FACES) - Raven Song Community Health Centre - VCH

    Our program works with children under 12 years of age who exhibit sexualized behaviour to help them understand and modify their behaviour. We work with families and other caregivers to help them problem solve, create safety plans and manage behaviours."

    • Phone: (604) 675-3896 / Fax: (604) 675-3909
    • Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Evening hours vary.
  2. Alan Cashmore Centre - Infant and Childhood Mental Health Service

    The Alan Cashmore Centre is an early childhood mental health team for families with infants and children under six years of age. We provide services to families who live in Vancouver.

  3. Spotlight on Mental Health

    Peer-run site is for the people who use mental health services and their friends, families and supporters. MISSION: To empower mental health consumers through meaningful involvement.

  4. Watari Counselling & Support

    Watari helps high-risk street involved youth in the downtown eastside and the surrounding communities, through several youth and community programs as well as through our counselling team.

  5. Looking Glass BC Foundation

    The Looking Glass Foundation strives to support individuals struggling with eating disorders and disordered eating. We offer innovative and accessible programs and services that decrease isolation, instill hope, and sustain recovery for individuals on their road to recovery.

  6. The Canadian Mental Health Association - Vancouver Fraser

    The Canadian Mental Health Association provides mental health promotion and mental illness recovery-focused programs and services for people of all ages and their families. CMHA Housing Programs help individuals find independent living while building skills as they work on their recovery: Community Living Support and Support Independent Living Transitional Housing Youth Support Independent Living Children and Youth

  7. Toward the Heart

    Part of the Harm Reduction Program, BC Centre for Disease Control, Toward the Heart website for information on naloxone and fentanyl. The website features an Overdose Survival Guide, a Train the Trainer Guide for the naloxone administration, a video on How to Use Naloxone, and more. Their website also features a Find a Harm Reduction Site tool to search for where you can pick up a naloxone kit in your community.

  8. YMCA Greater Vancouver - Y Mind Teen

    Y Mind Teen is a free online seven-week mental wellness program delivered across BC. This program supports teens ages 13 to 18 who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety to learn and practice evidence-based strategies to cope with stress and anxiety. Y Mind Teen is led by trained mental health professionals and gives teens the chance to connect with others who are experiencing similar thoughts and feelings."

  9. YMCA Greater Vancouver - Y Mind Youth

    Y Mind Youth is a free seven-week mental wellness program delivered across BC. Y Mind Youth supports people ages 18-30 who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety to learn and practice evidence-based strategies to increase coping. This group is led by trained mental health professionals and gives young adults the chance to connect with others who are experiencing similar thoughts and feelings. "

  10. Qmunity Counselling & Wellness Program

    QMUNITY offers ten sessions of free and reduced-cost health and wellness counselling for individuals, couples, relationships, and families. All of our counsellors are members of the LGBTQ2SAI+ communities. Our counselling program focuses on health and wellness, and is not set up to work with people with severe mental illness.

  11. Foundry Vancouver Granville

    Foundry Vancouver-Granville offers young people 12-24 access to mental health and substance use support, primary care, peer support and social services. From counselors to doctors, from occupational therapists to income assistance specialists, the skill and diversity of our team is the key to the centre’s success. Each team member uses their expertise and talents to connect a young person with the care, community resources, and fun activities they need to lead a healthy, fulfilling life."

  12. The Counselling and Wellness Centre at the Mood Disorders Association of BC (MDABC)

    The Counselling and Wellness Centre at MDABC exists to inspire and support people who wish to cultivate a calm mind, a resilient spirit, and a renewed sense of wellbeing. No matter what is troubling you, our compassionate, highly-trained counselors and educators are here to work with you to find solutions and bring meaningful change to your own life. Our counsellors embrace the Bio-Psycho-Social-Spiritual modality approach for therapy.

Community Based Service for Substance Use ONLY

  1. Toward the Heart

    Part of the Harm Reduction Program, BC Centre for Disease Control, Toward the Heart website for information on naloxone and fentanyl. The website features an Overdose Survival Guide, a Train the Trainer Guide for the naloxone administration, a video on How to Use Naloxone, and more. Their website also features a Find a Harm Reduction Site tool to search for where you can pick up a naloxone kit in your community.

Adult & Older Adult Programs

Community Based Service for Mental Health ONLY

  1. Looking Glass BC Foundation

    The Looking Glass Foundation strives to support individuals struggling with eating disorders and disordered eating. We offer innovative and accessible programs and services that decrease isolation, instill hope, and sustain recovery for individuals on their road to recovery.

  2. The Canadian Mental Health Association - Vancouver Fraser

    The Canadian Mental Health Association provides mental health promotion and mental illness recovery-focused programs and services for people of all ages and their families. CMHA Housing Programs help individuals find independent living while building skills as they work on their recovery: Community Living Support and Support Independent Living Transitional Housing Youth Support Independent Living Children and Youth

  3. YMCA Greater Vancouver - Y Mind Youth

    Y Mind Youth is a free seven-week mental wellness program delivered across BC. Y Mind Youth supports people ages 18-30 who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety to learn and practice evidence-based strategies to increase coping. This group is led by trained mental health professionals and gives young adults the chance to connect with others who are experiencing similar thoughts and feelings. "

  4. YMCA Greater Vancouver - Y Mind Adult

    This free, seven-week mental wellness program is open to those aged 31 and up who are experiencing stress and mild to moderate anxiety. Participants will learn evidence-based strategies to increase coping. This group is led by trained mental health professionals and gives adults the chance to connect with others who are experiencing similar thoughts and feelings."

  5. Qmunity Counselling & Wellness Program

    QMUNITY offers ten sessions of free and reduced-cost health and wellness counselling for individuals, couples, relationships, and families. All of our counsellors are members of the LGBTQ2SAI+ communities. Our counselling program focuses on health and wellness, and is not set up to work with people with severe mental illness.

  6. MOODFX

    MoodFx is an interactive mobile-optimized website designed to help people with depression and anxiety by providing simple and scientifically valid methods for monitoring symptoms and functioning. MoodFx was developed in partnership between the Mood Disorders Centre and the University of British Columbia’s eHealth Strategy Office. Both are located in Vancouver, Canada. We will never sell or release any contact or other personal information to any commercial third parties.

  7. The Counselling and Wellness Centre at the Mood Disorders Association of BC (MDABC)

    The Counselling and Wellness Centre at MDABC exists to inspire and support people who wish to cultivate a calm mind, a resilient spirit, and a renewed sense of wellbeing. No matter what is troubling you, our compassionate, highly-trained counselors and educators are here to work with you to find solutions and bring meaningful change to your own life. Our counsellors embrace the Bio-Psycho-Social-Spiritual modality approach for therapy.

  8. Spotlight on Mental Health

    Peer-run site is for the people who use mental health services and their friends, families and supporters. MISSION: To empower mental health consumers through meaningful involvement.

Community Based Service for Mental Health AND Substance Use

  1. Watari Counselling & Support

    Watari helps high-risk street involved youth in the downtown eastside and the surrounding communities, through several youth and community programs as well as through our counselling team.

  2. Jewish Family Services

    JFS’s Counselling and Wellness programs provide therapy services to youth, adults, seniors, couples, and families. We have an experienced team of therapists who have been trained in a variety of therapeutic disciplines such as family systems therapy, couples counselling, individual psycho-therapy, brief or solution-focused therapy, youth counselling and group therapy.

  3. The Kettle Society

    Our organization serves a community of 6,000+ vulnerable individuals each year, manages 400+ units of supportive housing, and operates a mental health drop-in centre that provides meals every day of the year. We also provide advocacy services, an ID bank, homeless outreach, a women’s transition house, a health clinic, a volunteer program, and supported employment. Our enrichment programs span self care & sufficiency, community interaction, art, music, writing and the outdoors.

General Community Services

  1. Spotlight on Mental Health

    Peer-run site is for the people who use mental health services and their friends, families and supporters. MISSION: To empower mental health consumers through meaningful involvement.

  2. Watari Counselling & Support

    Watari helps high-risk street involved youth in the downtown eastside and the surrounding communities, through several youth and community programs as well as through our counselling team.

  3. Looking Glass BC Foundation

    The Looking Glass Foundation strives to support individuals struggling with eating disorders and disordered eating. We offer innovative and accessible programs and services that decrease isolation, instill hope, and sustain recovery for individuals on their road to recovery.

  4. The Canadian Mental Health Association - Vancouver Fraser

    The Canadian Mental Health Association provides mental health promotion and mental illness recovery-focused programs and services for people of all ages and their families. CMHA Housing Programs help individuals find independent living while building skills as they work on their recovery: Community Living Support and Support Independent Living Transitional Housing Youth Support Independent Living Children and Youth

  5. Toward the Heart

    Part of the Harm Reduction Program, BC Centre for Disease Control, Toward the Heart website for information on naloxone and fentanyl. The website features an Overdose Survival Guide, a Train the Trainer Guide for the naloxone administration, a video on How to Use Naloxone, and more. Their website also features a Find a Harm Reduction Site tool to search for where you can pick up a naloxone kit in your community.

  6. YMCA Greater Vancouver - Y Mind Youth

    Y Mind Youth is a free seven-week mental wellness program delivered across BC. Y Mind Youth supports people ages 18-30 who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety to learn and practice evidence-based strategies to increase coping. This group is led by trained mental health professionals and gives young adults the chance to connect with others who are experiencing similar thoughts and feelings. "

  7. YMCA Greater Vancouver - Y Mind Adult

    This free, seven-week mental wellness program is open to those aged 31 and up who are experiencing stress and mild to moderate anxiety. Participants will learn evidence-based strategies to increase coping. This group is led by trained mental health professionals and gives adults the chance to connect with others who are experiencing similar thoughts and feelings."

  8. Qmunity Counselling & Wellness Program

    QMUNITY offers ten sessions of free and reduced-cost health and wellness counselling for individuals, couples, relationships, and families. All of our counsellors are members of the LGBTQ2SAI+ communities. Our counselling program focuses on health and wellness, and is not set up to work with people with severe mental illness.

  9. The Counselling and Wellness Centre at the Mood Disorders Association of BC (MDABC)

    The Counselling and Wellness Centre at MDABC exists to inspire and support people who wish to cultivate a calm mind, a resilient spirit, and a renewed sense of wellbeing. No matter what is troubling you, our compassionate, highly-trained counselors and educators are here to work with you to find solutions and bring meaningful change to your own life. Our counsellors embrace the Bio-Psycho-Social-Spiritual modality approach for therapy.

Community Based Service for Substance Use ONLY

  1. Toward the Heart

    Part of the Harm Reduction Program, BC Centre for Disease Control, Toward the Heart website for information on naloxone and fentanyl. The website features an Overdose Survival Guide, a Train the Trainer Guide for the naloxone administration, a video on How to Use Naloxone, and more. Their website also features a Find a Harm Reduction Site tool to search for where you can pick up a naloxone kit in your community.