Crisis/Immediate Mental Health Support

Vancouver Access and Assessment Centre (AAC)

For patients and their support people (family and friends) during a non-life threatening mental health and/or substance use issue. Open to walk-ins 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. They provide pathways for patients and families to access mental health and/or substance use services in Vancouver and offer an alternative to the Emergency department.

(604) 675-3700


Online Resources

AnxietyBC

AnxietyBC is a leader in developing online, self-help, and evidence-based resources on anxiety and anxiety disorders. The site provides information and resources and tools to help you manage your anxiety. This organization is also the developers of the free MindShift app which helps gives using step-by-step strategies for managing anxiety.


Sexuality and U

A website devoted to providing up-to-date, factual information on sexual health and education.


Phone lines

The Crisis Centre

Provides confidential, non-judgmental, free emotional support, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair. Support is available by phone or online chat.

Distress Line: 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)


Trans Lifeline

Trans Lifeline is a non-profit dedicated to the well being of transgender people. They run a free hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Trans Lifeline volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of our community might have.

1-877-330-6366


Options for Sexual Health – Sex Sense phone line

Non-profit provider of sexual health services through clinics, advocacy, education programs, and the 1-800 SEX SENSE information and referral line.

1-800-739-7367 throughout BC or 604-731-7803 in the Lower Mainland


Women Against Violence Against Women (WAVAW)

24-hour Rape Crisis Line. WAVAW also provides the following free services: Accompaniments to hospital, police and courts, Assistance with Crime Victim Assistance forms, Victim Impact Statements and Third Party Reports, Outreach and Public Education, Aboriginal Outreach services for women and youth, Community and advocacy work, STV (Stopping The Violence) counselling: Individual and group support

Rape Crisis Line: 604-255-6344, Business Line: 604-255-6228