Crisis Line Numbers:

Emergency: 911

Empower Me
1 844 741 6389 (toll-free)

Empower Me offers mental health counselling in person, by telephone, by video-counselling, or by e-counselling. This support is available 24/7 and is free of charge for students who are members of the AMS/GSS Student Health Plan.

Click here for more UBC Suicide Prevention Resources


Online Crisis Services:


Other Mental Health Support Groups in Vancouver & Lower Mainland:

Mood Disorders Association of BC: Click here for Lower Mainland Support Groups
Meetup Depression Support Groups
BC Obsessive Compulsive Disorder support group: meets most Saturday afternoons from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Central Vancouver Public Library on Level 6. For more info call: Arte – (604) 325 – 6290 (It is suggested that you have a diagnosis first before calling and attending the group.)
LifeRing Canada provides community-based mutual self-help support groups for women and men who self-identify with problematic substance use:
Alcoholics Anonymous:


Online Resources:


  • We are a community where young Canadians can explore their mental health amongst their peers.
  • At WalkAlong, we believe wellness comes from empowerment and we like to see WalkAlong as a companion; someone to walk along with you during your journey to better mental health.
  • This portal is a Canadian-based mental health resource that also provides information and links to existing mental health care resources for friends & family members.

  • This website is designed to help youth and young adults in British Columbia check out how they’re feeling and quickly connect to mental health resources and support.
  • Support includes education, self-care tools, website links, and assistance in connecting to local professional resources.


  • The Collaborative RESearch Team to study psychosocial issues in Bipolar Disorder (CREST.BD) is a multidisciplinary collaborative network of researchers, health care providers and community members (people living with bipolar disorder, their family members and supports) dedicated to researching and exchanging knowledge about psychological and social factors in bipolar disorder.
  • Our aim is to enhance the wellness of people living with the condition.

Early Psychosis Intervention:

  • British Columbia’s online resource for Early Psychosis Intervention
  • Early Psychosis Intervention (EPI) is a specialized approach to providing services to individuals affected by psychosis.
  • Website includes information about resources, getting help, supporting a loved one, treatment, etc.


  • HeadsUpGuys is a resource built to support men in their fight against depression by providing tips, tools, information about professional services, and stories of success. 
  • Our project was created in partnership with the Movember Foundation and UBC. 
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