Mental Health Crisis Line | 24/7 PHONE
Emotional support, information on appropriate referral options, and a wide range of support relating to mental health concerns.
The Mental Health Crisis Line (310-6789 (no area code)) is a toll-free number connecting callers to a BC crisis line, without a wait or busy signal.
Offers emotional support, information on appropriate referral options, and a wide range of support relating to mental health concerns.
KUU-US Crisis Line - 24/7 PHONE
A First Nations and Indigenous specific crisis line available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The KUU-US Crisis Line Society provides a First Nations and Indigenous specific crisis line available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, toll-free from anywhere in British Columbia.
Topics the KUU-US Crisis Line can support individuals with include, but are not limited to, mental health issues and crisis related to residential school, child welfare, addiction, health concerns, divorce and separation, suicide ideation and survivorship, grief and loss, crime, abuse, peer pressure and financial distress.
VGH Smoking Cessation Clinic - TIMES VARY BY APPOINTMENT PHONE AND VIDEO CHAT
This clinic provides support while quitting smoking through counselling and education for people of all ages by a doctor or nurse trained in tobacco use disorder
The Smoking Cessation Clinic at Vancouver General Hospital provides cessation support, counselling, and education for people of all ages by a doctor or nurse trained in tobacco use disorder. Some free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is available.
- Appointments are available in person (in Vancouver at VGH) or by phone or video. Services are available to all BC residents.
- Youth or parents can book an appointment directly (no referral needed) by phone 604-875-4800 (select option 2) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
QuitNow.ca - PHONE AND ONLINE CHAT
Free quit coaches to help start your journey with quitting or reducing smoking or vaping.
QuitNow offers quit coaching and online resources to help you quit or reduce smoking or vaping. Quit Coaches provide guidance to help you get started and pick the quit tools that are right for you.
You can access a Quit Coach in two ways:
If you’re looking to quit or reduce vaping, check out QuitNow’s youth vaping mini-site at www.quitnow.ca/vape-free-quitting.
BC Alcohol and Drug Information and Referral Service | 24/7 PHONE
A counselling referral service to anyone affected by alcohol or other drug use.
Urgent Care Centres | HOURS VARY IN-PERSON
Urgent care centres provide access to same-day, urgent health care in your area.
Urgent and Primary Care Centres (UPCCs) provide access to same-day, urgent, non-emergency health care. UPCCs are often open evening, weekends and statutory holidays (actual hours vary by clinic). UPCCs provide an alternative to visiting an emergency department for non-emergency issues.
All People, All Pathways Peer Support | TIMES VARY ONLINE
Free online peer group meetings for individuals questioning their relationship with substances.
All People, All Pathways™ are facilitated online peer group meetings for individuals questioning their relationship with substances. In these groups you will find a safe environment to ask questions, free from stigma or discrimination. Individuals seeking help or wanting to help others are welcome.
Meetings are available multiple days a week:
- Sunday: 4:30pm-5:30 PST
- Monday: 10am-11pm PST, 4:30pm-8:30pm PST
- Tuesday: 10am-11pm PST, 4:30pm-8:30pm PST
- Wednesday: 10am-11pm PST, 4:30pm-8:30pm PST
Alcoholics Anonymous (BC/Yukon Chapter) | TIMES VARY ONLINE AND IN-PERSON
An anonymous space for people to share their experience, strength and hope with each other concerning their problems with alcohol and their experiences in recovery.
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of people who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
The basic purpose of an AA meeting is for members to share their experience, strength and hope with each other concerning their problems with alcohol and their experiences in recovery.
The size and format of meetings vary. Some are small, with a few people sitting around a table or in comfy chairs, and a few are in large halls and may comprise upwards of 200 people. Most meetings are attended by around 15 to 50 people.
Narcotics Anonymous | TIMES VARY ONLINE AND IN-PERSON
An anonymous space for people to share their experience, strength and hope with each other concerning their problems with substances, addiction and their experiences in recovery.
Anyone who wants to stop using drugs may become a member of Narcotics Anonymous (NA). Membership is not limited to addicts using any particular drug. Those who feel they may have a problem with drugs, legal or illegal, including alcohol, are welcome in NA. Recovery in NA focuses on the problem of addiction, not on any particular drug.
The basic premise of anonymity allows people to attend meetings without fear of legal or social repercussions. Members take part in NA meetings by talking about their experiences and recovery from drug addiction. Most NA meetings are held regularly at the same time and place each week, usually in a public facility. Meetings vary widely in format.