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  • Boundaries Program (FACES)

  • Developmental Disabilities Mental Health Services

  • Gastown Vocational Services (GVS)

  • Here4Peers

  • Mental Health & Substance Use Supported Housing (MHSUSH)

  • Older Adult Mental Health and Substance Use Central Intake Line

  • Peak House

  • Suicide Attempt, Follow-up, Education & Research (S.A.F.E.R.)

  • Supporting and Connecting Youth (SACY) Substance Use Prevention Initiative

  • Supporting and Connecting Youth Leadership & Resiliency Program

  • Vancouver Junction

  • Youth Day Treatment Program

Adult substance use counselling and groups

There are many substance use support options available, including one-on-one or group substance use counselling, peer supporting meetings and acupuncture.  Many of these services are available on a drop-in basis.  Download the one-pager below to learn more.

VCH Vancouver adult substance use counselling and groups

Tertiary services

Our tertiary programs provide assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation services for individuals of all ages with serious and persistent mental illnesses who the community and hospital programs have not successfully treated. These services are offered in specialized settings and offer a longer stay than hospitals.

Find tertiary mental health and substance use services.

More resources in Vancouver

    • CMHA Vancouver-Fraser

      Provides mental health promotion and mental illness recovery-focused programs and services for people of all ages and their families.

    • Mental wellness - YMCA BC

      Offers support for those who are experiencing mild to moderate anxiety or stress.

    • MoodFx

      An interactive website designed to help people with depression and anxiety by providing simple and scientifically valid methods.

    • MDABC

      A nonprofit organization that provides treatment, support, education, and hope of recovery for people living with a mood disorder.

    • Spotlight on Mental Health

      Issues, Events and Ideas that Sustain Our Community

    • Looking Glass Foundation

      Support individuals affected by eating disorders and disordered eating through innovative, accessible programs and services.

    • QMUNITY counselling program

      QMUNITY is a non-profit organization based in Vancouver, BC that works to improve queer, trans, and Two-Spirit lives.

    • Toward the Heart

      BCCDC harm reduction services

    • Young Bears Lodge

      A culturally-based, holistic healing lodge for Indigenous youth looking to make changes to their relationship with drugs or alcohol.

    • Watari Counselling & Support Services Society

      Provides community programs and a counselling team to people in the downtown eastside and the surrounding communities.

    • Mental Health and Counselling - Jewish Family Services

      Mental Health and Counselling programs provide therapy services to youth, adults, seniors, couples, and families.

    • The Kettle Society

      Empowers people facing mental illness and substance use challenges by meeting urgent needs and connecting them to long-term support.

    • Vancouver School Board

    • British Columbia ACT Advance Practice

      Provides enhanced, wrap-around care and treatment to people living with complex mental health or concurrent mental health and substance use disorders.