These community resources are available to assist you when the Langara Counselling Department is closed. 

If you are at immediate risk for suicide, please call 911 or go to the hospital emergency department as this is a medical emergency

General Mental Health Support 

HereToTalk

Provided by the Government of British Columbia, Here2Talk is a free, confidential 24/7 counselling and community referral service that is available to all students currently registered with a BC post-secondary institution. Students can explore wellness resources, such as managing stress and anxiety, adapting to new challenges, maintaining healthy relationships with friends and family, and more. Students can also opt to receive weekly “healthy reminder” notifications. 

Empower Me
Students covered under Langara Students' Union Health and Dental plan have access to free 24/7 counselling services, 365 days per year. All students (including those not enrolled in the plan but experiencing a mental health crisis) can receive crisis counselling support from by calling the 24-hour helpline at 1.833.628.5589 (toll-free) from anywhere in North America. 


Crisis Support and Suicide Prevention

Distress Lines provide confidential, non-judgmental, free emotional support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including feelings which may lead to thoughts and/ or the intention to self-harm and/or suicide. Support is there for you if you feel worried, upset or confused, or you just want to talk to someone. If you are at immediate risk for suicide please call 9-1-1 as this is a medical emergency.

  • 1-800-SUICIDE or 1-800-784-2433 (BC-wide)

  • Mental Health Support Line: 310.6789 (BC-wide) 
  • Vancouver Crisis Centre: 604-872-3311 (24 hours/day)
  • Fraser Health Crisis Line (Burnaby/New West/Surrey: 604-951-8855 (24 hours/day)
  • Chimo Crisis Line (Richmond): 604-279-7070 (8am to midnight)

Crisis Centre of BC
Offers an online chat line from: 12pm to 1am at www.crisiscentrechat.ca for adults or www.youthinbc.com for youth. 

Access and Assessment Centre 
Provides a range of mental health and substance use services for Vancouver residents (ages 17+) for non-urgent, urgent and non-emergent intervention. Persons who are experiencing/presenting with a need for urgent intervention can be seen at AAC for assessment, provision and coordination of the most appropriate care – this may involve transfer to the Emergency Department or direction admission to a Psychiatric Inpatient Unit.  AAC referral intakes can be self- or family-initiated. 604.675.3700

 

Sexual Assault Support and Crisis Counselling

Women Against Violence Against Women (WAVAW): 604-255-6344 (24 hours/day)

Sexual Assault Service (Vancouver General Hospital)
Provides sensitive and comprehensive health care to anyone 13 years or older who has been sexually assaulted within the past seven days. Offers confidential care including assessment and treatment of injuries, sexually transmitted infections, and pregnancy prevention as well as forensic evidence collection and emotional support. Referrals to health, legal, and community-based support services are also provided. Team is comprised of female nurses, nurse examiners, doctors and counsellors that provide care 24 hours a day. Go directly to the Vancouver General Hospital Emergency Department and ask for the Sexual Assault Service. Interpreters are available for people who have difficulty with English.

Battered Women’s Support Services 
Provides one-to-one support, advocacy, counselling, information and referral, and a variety of support groups for women who have experienced relationship violence, regardless of their race, culture, physical ability, or sexual orientation. Intake and Crisis Line: 604-687-1867

Vancouver Rape Relief and Women's Shelter
The Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter provides free, confidential support services for female adults and youth who have experienced any form of male violence. This service operates a 24-hour rape crisis line, a transition house for battered women and their children, and a women's organizing centre. Services also include 24-hour crisis intervention, safe transitional housing, emotional support, peer counselling, support groups, advocacy, information and referral, legal clinic, and medical and legal accompaniment.
604-872-8212 (24 hour); TTY 604-877-0958 (9 am to 9 pm)

BC Society For Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse
Provide treatment and support services to male survivors of sexual abuse and support significant-others and relatives of the survivors.

Sheltersafe
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rovides information for women looking for a shelter or wanting to make plans to leave an abusive relationship. Information is available in French, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Tien, Vietnamese, Punjabi and Farsi. 1-877-384-8062 (4:30 pm - 11:00 pm Monday to Friday, 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm on weekends and holidays)

AMS Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC)
University of British Columbia AMS Sexual Assault Support Centre

BIPOC and Cultural Support

BC211
The most complete online guide to community, health, and government resources across the Lower Mainland.

MOSAIC
Provides Multicultural Victim Services to multicultural women, men, all genders, who are victims of all types of crime in Vancouver, free and confidential service. Also provides free and confidential Stopping the Violence Counselling to women experiencing abuse – services available in Hindi, Punjabi, Spanish and other languages. 

 

LGBTQIA2S+ Support

QMUNITY: BC’s Queer Resource Centre
Serves and supports (LGBTQ2SAI+) people and their allies. Houses the Bute Street Clinic, which offers STI/HIV testing and counseling. Contact: 604-684-5307

 

Substance Use Support

Alcohol and Drug Information Referral Service
Provides support, information, and referrals for substance use and addiction issues.  
604-660-9382

 

Victim Support 

Victim Services Unit
The Vancouver Police Department Victim Services Unit provides assistance to victims of all types of crime and other traumatic incidents in Vancouver.

VictimLink BC
Provides 24/7 information and referral services to all victims of crime and immediate crisis support to victims of family and sexual violence, including victims of human trafficking exploited for labour or sexual services. Call or text 1.800.563.0808 or email VictimLinkBC@bc211.ca.

 

604-717-2737