Please be advised that there are potential risks and benefits associated with any form of therapy and positive results from therapy cannot be guaranteed or assured.
Although your counsellor will try to be available for emergency appointments this is not always possible. If you are in CRISIS and require IMMEDIATE ATTENTION please contact the crisis line- Suicide Hotline at 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) / Crisis Line 310-6789 or call 911.
Below are more resources for you to access if you are in need of additional support.
Battered Women's Support Services (BWSS): 604-687-1867 or https://www.bwss.org/
BC Housing Services: 1-800-257-7756 (toll-free) or 604-433-2218 (in the Lower Mainland) https://www.bchousing.org/home
Crisis Line: 310-6789 Crisis Services Canada https://www.crisisservicescanada.ca/en/ The Crisis Line's Online Services for Adults: www.CrisisCentreChat.ca The Crisis Centre Distress Services (phone support - 604-872-3311)
Child & Youth Mental Health: For the list of offices local to you please visit Child & Youth Mental Health Intake Clinics - Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca) This is a free service offered to any child/youth in the province of BC in need of services.
Foundry BC: offers virtual drop-in counselling sessions by voice, video, and chat to BC’s young people ages 12-24 and their care-givers - Available to young people in British Columbia ages 12-24 and their care-givers - Free and confidential - Easy to access. No referral or assessment required Call 1-833- FØUNDRY (that’s FØUNDRY with a zero or 1-833-308-6379) or visit https://foundrybc.ca/
Health Authorities: provincial Ministries and School Districts provide urgent and short-term care in British Columbia. Consider accessing these services if in need of urgent care: (while some services offer drop-in, if possible, try calling first as hours may change due to Covid-19) Surrey Urgent Care Response Centre for Adults (19 years and older) with urgent mental health and substance use concerns. Services include: Crisis stabilization; Assessment and psychiatric consultation; Treatment initiation and Connection to community-based services. Address: 13750 96th Avenue, Surrey, BC. Hours of operation: Open every day 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Last walk-in appointment accepted at 7:00 p.m. Walk in or call 604-953-6200 for an appointment (recommend calling first if possible).
Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 or text 686868. More information about the Kids Help Phone can be found here Get support with these mental health resources - Kids Help Phone
North Okanagan Youth and Family Services: 250-545-3572 www.noyfss.org
Psychological First Aid: offered by Psychologists https://www.psychologists.bc.ca/covid-19-resources or call 604-827-0847
Suicide Hotline: at 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
Vernon Interior Health Mental Health and Substance Use Services: 250-549-5737 www.interiorhealth.ca/locations/vernon-mental-health-substance-use
Vernon Family Resource Center: 250-545-3390 www.vernonfrc.ca
Whitevalley Community Resource Centre: 250-547-8866 http://whitevalley.ca/counselling/
Vancouver Coastal Health's Access and Assessment Centre for Adults: http://www.vch.ca/locations-services/result?res_id=1186
803 West 12th Avenue, Level 1 East Entrance Vancouver, BC The Access and Assessment Centre (AAC) is here to help you, your family member or your friend during a non-life threatening mental health and/or substance use issue. Call (604) 675-3700 or walk in between 7:30 am - 11 pm
Youth in BC 24/7 crisis line: at 1-866-661-3311 or their online chat 12pm – 1am daily B.C. Mental Health Walk-in Intake Clinics (Child and Youth Mental Health) https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/managing-your-health/mental-health-substance-use/child-teen-mental-health/mental-health-intake-clinics