Mental health information and community resources
Here 2 Talk
Here 2 Talk connects students with mental health support when they need it. This service is available to all students and is accessible anywhere in the world. Get started with free, 24/7 single-session counselling by phone or online chat.
Crisis support 24/7
Get help if you or someone else is in immediate danger, or at risk of harming yourself or others. Call 911 or visit your nearest emergency room.
If you or someone you know is feeling hopeless or at risk of harm, call or chat online with a crisis responder any time. Visit Crisis Centre BC.
VictimLinkBC is a toll-free, confidential, multilingual service available across BC and the Yukon 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can be accessed by calling or texting 1-800-563-0808 or sending an email to VictimLinkBC@bc211.ca. It provides information and referral services to all victims of crime and immediate crisis support to victims of family and sexual violence, including victims of human trafficking exploited for labour or sexual services.
Anxiety Canada provides self-help information on anxiety disorders, stress, depression, panic attacks, and more. It also access to the MindShift app, and a dedicated section for youth.
QMunity aims to respond to the needs of British Columbia’s queer, trans and Two-Spirit communities. The organization provides free counselling, support groups, information and referrals, and youth one-on-one peer support.
Looking Glass Foundation
Looking Glass Foundation is a community of prevention and support for those suffering from anorexia, bulimia, and other eating disorders. They provide residential care, a summer camp, online and in person support, and scholarships.
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)
CMHA gives access to accurate information on a variety of mental health disorders, mental health quizzes, and more.
Counselling BC Directory
If you are interested in finding a registered counsellor in the community, this directory can lead you in the right direction. Search by geographic area, type of issue you are experiencing, language, and more. View profiles of counsellors across British Columbia to find the right fit for you.
DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society
DiverseCity offers newcomers to Canada (including international students living in Surrey, Langley, White Rock, and Delta) a variety of no-cost, multilingual programs and services, including counselling, citizenship preparation, and assistance with employment.
MOSAIC has locations throughout BC, offering settlement, language, and counselling support services to immigrants and refugees. They have a free International Student Safety Guide available on their website and offer Peer Cafes focused on increasing awareness around sexual assault.