Additional counselling & crisis support resources

If you are in danger or fear for another person’s safety

If you are in danger or fear for another person’s safety, phone 911 and Ƶ Security if you are on campus.   

These are situations when you need immediate help and should phone 911 or visit the nearest emergency room: 

  • Experiencing suicidal thoughts or plans
  • Experiencing sensations that aren’t real or have beliefs that can’t possibly be true 
  • Making decisions that put you in danger 
  • Unable to care for yourself to the point of risking serious harm 
  • Experiencing an alcohol or drug overdose, or serious side effects to medication 

Below you will find links to organizations that can provide 24/7 crisis assistance and/or  support for specific mental health-related concerns.

Mental Health Support and Crisis Services

connects students with mental health support when they need it. Through this program, all students currently registered in a B.C. post-secondary institution have access to free, confidential professional counselling and community referral services, conveniently available 24/7 via app, phone call and web chat.

The is available 24/7 for anyone who needs emotional support, crisis intervention and resource information.

The national Suicide Crisis Helpline offers 24/7 help if you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, call or text 9-8-8 or visit . 

has an online chat with a crisis responder, available noon to 1am.

is a 24/7, national support service for youth and young adults (up to age 25). They offer professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support in both English and French.

Victim Support and Crisis Services

provides trauma-informed support for survivors of sexualized violence. Services open to women, trans, nonbinary, Two-Spirit, and gender diverse people, 1-877-392-7583 (24/7).

provides 24/7 information and referrals for victims of crime, including sexual violence. Services are available in 150 languages via phone, text message or email.

offers a list of resources for people experiencing domestic violence.

 is a non-profit society that provides treatment and support services for male survivors of sexual abuse and domestic violence in Vancouver. They offer individual and group therapy, as well as victim services.

IBPOC and Cultural Support and Crisis Services

The supports residential school survivors and offers a 24/7 crisis line for anyone experiencing pain or distress as a result of their residential school experience.

The offers 24/7 mental health counselling and crisis intervention to all Indigenous peoples across Canada by experienced and culturally competent counsellors. Counsellors can work with you to find other wellness supports that are available near you. Phone and chat counselling is available in English and French. On request, phone counselling is also available in Cree, Ojibway, and Inuktitut.

The (through the First Nations Health Authority) provides info on available funding options for counselling and FNHA mental health programs.

offers a directory of IBPOC therapists who are committed to values supporting IBPOC in all intersections.

The is a non-profit organization that connects Black community members with accredited local Black counsellors and therapists.

provides a 12-hour confidential helpline for young Muslims to receive immediate, anonymous, and confidential support.

LGBTQ2S+ Support Services

is a non-profit supporting LGBTQ2S+ South Asians in Metro Vancouver. They offer peer support groups, a referral service, mentorship program and professional counselling.

is BC's Queer Resource Centre, which responds to the needs of B.C.’s queer communities and helps them thrive.

Substance Use Support Services

The is available 24/7 to direct B.C. residents to education, prevention and treatment services and regulatory agencies.

provides free mental health and substance use support, self-assessment, resources and counselling with a mental health professional. This service is available to all Canadians, 24/7.

Eating Disorders Support Service

offers resources, support and online group programs focused on disordered eating.

Other Information and Referral Resources

has anxiety resources, self-help exercises and printable handouts on common anxiety concerns.

has information on depression, such as what exactly depression is, how to identify if you have it and what to do next.

Looking for a counsellor outside of the College? can help you find a counsellor. Check your DSU health plan for information about coverage for counselling services.

Struggling to figure out your education and career pathway? Check out for job data, to find post-secondary programs that will lead to the job you want, and to explore your career options.

For assistance locating information on a variety of B.C. community, social and government services, call the phone number “211” (24 hours/day) or visit .