Vancouver Mental Health Services

Mental Health Organizations in Vancouver:

Vancouver Recovery College:

VCH – Vancouver Coastal Health and Addictions Services (604) 730-7675

  • Peer support worker program
  • Peer facilitated workshops:
    • WRAP: Wellness Recovery Action Plan
    • BRIDGES: Building Recovery of Individual Dreams & Goals through Education & Support 
    • BRIDGES Footsteps
    • Your Recovery Journey
    • Talking with Your Doctor and Other Health Care Professionals
  • Peer facilitated Support Groups
  • PEAS – Peer Education Advocacy and Support- drop-in Support Group for Everyone
  • WOW-Working Our WRAP- Drop-in Support Group for WRAP Workshop grads

CMHA – Canadian Mental Health Association                   (604) 872-4902

  • Get Set and Connect Program and Coaching
  • Peer Navigator Program
  • Workshops
    • Mental Health First Aid
    • Be Well: Tools for Wellness in Daily Living
    • Living Life to the Full
    • Bounce Back    

MDA: Mood Disorders Association of BC (604-873-0103) Click here for Lower Mainland Support Groups

  • Support and education for people with mood disorders, their families and friends 

MPA Society (604) 482-3700

  • Inspiring hope and supporting recovery for people with mental illness by establishing and operating social, vocational, recreation, advocacy, and housing programs that support people in their own communities   

West Coast Mental Health Network (604) 733-5570

  • Peer support, referral, and information to the public and to members who are navigating their way through the mental health system and moving towards their own recovery  

Open Door Group (thrive program) by VCH: 900 – 1200 Burrard St. Vancouver BC V6Z 2C7. (604) 872–0770 [email protected]

  • Employment, self-discovery, and leisure program with a focus on building strong partnerships within BC communities.

Kettle Friendship Society (604-251-2801): 1725 Venables St, Vancouver, BC V5L 2H3. (604) 251-2801.

  • Housing, employment, advocacy, and support services

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:

Beyond the Conversation “Beyond the Conversation is a movement that want to address the gap of social connectedness, loneliness and mental health for all peoples. If anyone who is seeking to build their community support, [email protected].” (778) 710-1499. Monday to Friday 9-5.

S.U.C.C.E.S.S: Social Services Agency in British Columbia. [email protected] (604) 684-1628

Three Links Care Society: 2934 E 22nd Avenue. [email protected].

John Howard Society of BC: 2675 Bridge Street, Victoria, BC V8T 4Y4.    (250) 217-1281 [email protected]

First Nation Health Authority: 240-1190 Melville St. V6E 3W1. (604) 681-9709

Empower Me – 24/7 free multilingual counseling or life coach in person, by phone or online) – (844) 741-6389  

UBC Wellness Centre : Speakeasy and Peer Counseling Services –

Vancouver Neurotherapy Health Services Inc. 2-8088 Spires Gate, Richmond, BC. V6Y 4J6. (604) 730-9600 Tel/Fax (604) 244-VNHS

ProMentality. DBT – Dialectic Behavioural Therapy Workshops. Fraser Valley and Whistler 604-266-6218.

RehabSpot. Online support for facing addiction. 1-800-586-9670.

Anxiety Disorder Association of Canada: or Promote prevention, treatment and management of anxiety disorders to improve the live of people who suffer from them. Blog by young teenagers about their experience supporting a younger family member with OCD. it has many links to helpful related websites

Canadian Bipolar Association: 

Kelty Mental Health Resource Center