Metro Vancouver BC Area Non-Profit Mental Health Organizations

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These Metro Vancouver BC area ADHD related BC Area Umbrella Mental Health Related Organizations are provided as a public service. Adult ADHD Coach Pete Quily does not endorse or recommend any specific group.

These groups do not, as far as I know, offer any ADHD specific mental health programs, BC is very backwards on ADHD it’s not just the BC government that neglects ADHD.

Maybe if enough of you encourage them politely to create ADHD programs for ADHD adults and children some might.

IF you are lucky, someone might know ADHD, but maybe you have other mental health conditions that they may help you with.

See also my section on Vancouver BC Area Governmental Mental Health Related Resources

Canadian Mental Health Association, BC.

No services for adults or kids with ADHD sadly, for some strange reason they don’t think we’re important enough to do that? Stigma? Other?

But they do have a wide variety of info and resources including fact sheets on mental health and addictions issues. Have several branches in the lower mainland and the rest of BC. Run the BC Mental Health Information Line.

1-800-661-2121 or 604-669-7600. A province-wide, toll-free, semi-automated information and referral service with automated scripts and resource lists during business hours, you can also get more help from a volunteer.

Chinese Crisis Line-Richmond. S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

Tel: (604) 270-8882 (Mandarin)
(604) 270-8233 (Cantonese)

“Our help lines services demonstrate equity, non-discrimination, and respect for the client’s privacy, consent and choice. We also demonstrate cultural sensitivity towards diverse values and beliefs.


  • To promote the well-being of Chinese Canadian who are experiencing difficulties in accessing social service because of language and cultural barriers, and/or fear of social stigma
  • To build community capacity of the Chinese community through training and development of Help Lines volunteers.

Success has many, many other programs not just for Chinese Canadian immigrants but now also other immigrants too.

“S.U.C.C.E.S.S. began as a new immigrant settlement service organization which has developed into a multi-service, multicultural agency. There are over 20 service locations in Metro Vancouver of British Columbia and 3 overseas offices. Programs are delivered in culturally sensitive ways to meet the needs of the clients.

Through innovative programming, we assist new immigrants with settlement; provide counselling and support to families and individuals with personal issues; promote personal development of children and youth; facilitate social participation of parents and seniors in the community; help the unemployed in job and career development; facilitate entrepreneurs in business development; deliver education and employment related training; and promote social change through community development and advocacy.”

Chinese Mental Health Promotion by Vancouver Fraser chapter of the CMHA

“The Chinese Mental Health Promotion Program improves the lives of individuals in the Chinese community by increasing awareness of mental health issues, promoting wellness through recreational and leisure activities and reducing the stigma associated with mental illness.

For over 20 years, the program has hosted monthly support groups in Cantonese and Mandarin, has held depression/anxiety screenings and large festival events, and with the help of community partners, has facilitated workshops on a variety of topics such as grievance, managing money, understanding emotions, etc.

As well, programs include culturally rich and supportive activities ranging from painting, singing to exercise sessions and laughter yoga. The program includes a component entitled “Happy Seniors,” which provides programming specific to the unique needs of Cantonese and Mandarin speaking older adults.”

Coast Mental Health

“For 45+ years, Coast Mental Health has empowered people living with mental illness by providing three essential pillars of recovery:


Support services

Employment & education”

Community Mental Wellness Association of Canada.

“The CMWAC (formerly the Richmond Chinese Mental Health Support Group and the Chinese Mental Wellness Association of Canada) is a registered non-profit charitable organization that was established in 1995 as a grassroots organization.

It serves as a platform that connects those with mental illness to their family members and other people with shared mental health concerns via culturally appropriate counseling services, education and training referrals provided within a caring community environment.

With the help of volunteers and in collaboration with other organizations, we strive towards our objective of reducing the social stigma associated with mental illness as part of an early intervention and prevention strategy.”

Provides Chinese mental health consumers and their family members with mental health support services in Mandarin and Cantonese. Have a  counselling group, a mindfulness focus group, seniors group, ESL etc.

#250-5726 Minoru Blvd.Richmond, BC, V6X 2A9
Phone: 604-273-1791


“DIVERSEcity is a registered charity devoted to helping newcomers to Surrey, Delta, Langley and White Rock. For 40 years we have focussed on providing specialized services for newcomers, most of which are free of charge. They have a wide variety of programs, here’s their counselling services.

The Counselling Services Department provides language-specific counselling, outreach and educational services to immigrants and refugees within their cultural value system. Our programs directly address the needs of immigrants and refugees in their adjustment to the changes, challenges, and losses that accompany immigration to a new country.

These programs provide short-term, solution-focused counselling and support services in Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Arabic, Spanish, Mandarin, Korean, Farsi and English.

  • Family Counselling
  • Child and Youth Mental Health Counselling
  • PEACE Program
  • Stopping the Violence Counselling
  • Substance Use Counselling
  • Roshni South Asian patients addiction Clinic
  • Child & Youth Empowerment Camp (CYEC)
  • IMPACT Parenting Group
  • SAFE Community Clinical Counselling”

Family Services of Greater Vancouver

Has a wide variety of counselling services, youth services, parent education and support groups, addiction services and personal growth and professional development workshops.
Ph: 604-731-4951

“Provides many types of counselling depending on the needs of individuals, children, youth and families. We have offices located in Vancouver, Richmond and New Westminster.

To find the best program to meet your needs, please call our intake worker at 604-874-2938 or email who will assess your situation and connect you with the right service.

We have staff who can work with you in Cantonese, Korean, Mandarin, and Spanish.

In New Westminster we also offer three other services as part of our general counselling program:

  • Vital Connections
  • Youth Centre Counselling
  • MCFD Family Counselling

For Trauma Services Programs, see:

  • Healthy Connections
  • PEACE Program
  • TASA
  • VISAC”

Family Services of the North Shore

“Family Services of the North Shore is an accredited not-for-profit community-based agency that provides education, support and counselling services to heal and connect our community.  This means all Individuals and Couples, Parents and Families and Youth have access  to assistance offered on an individual basis or in a group setting.”

Tel: (604) 988-5281

First Nations

Urban Native Youth Association (UNYA)

1618 E Hastings St, Vancouver, BC
Tel: 604-253-5885

Many services including mentorship, activities, youth workers, safe housing, health care etc. Also has:


Individual counselling;
Group sessions;
Referrals to other mental health professionals.
Indigenous Elders provide personal, cultural, and spiritual support

Mediation Program

The Mediation Program empowers Indigenous youth ages 13 to 18 by offering the support and resources you need to positively resolve conflicts or misunderstandings in your life.

Young Bears Lodge

Young Bears Lodge is a culturally-based, holistic healing lodge for Indigenous youth looking to make changes to their relationship with drugs or alcohol.

Young Bears Lodge is a live-in program, with five spots for Indigenous youth of all genders, ages 13 to 18. You may choose to stay in the program for between one and four months, depending on your needs and goals.”

Jewish Family Services


“For over 50 years, we have been proud to offer counselling/therapy services on a sliding scale for the Jewish and broader community. Many of our clients report success in resolving concerns such as anxiety, depression and relationship difficulties.

(Additionally, we have a low-cost counselling clinic for members of the Jewish community).

Fees: A fee ranging between $105.00 – $50.00 is set during the intake and is based upon client income from their notice of assessment.

Mental Health Outreach

JFS’s Mental Health Outreach Program provides mental health assessments, cognitive behaviour therapy, advocacy, reintegration programs, and accompaniment to social activities for those individuals living with persistent mental health concerns.

Our mental health therapist provides outreach counselling services to members of the Jewish community in the Greater Vancouver region.

Low Cost Counselling Service

As the cost of living in Vancouver rises, there is a growing need for low-cost counselling in the Jewish community. Our low-cost counselling service is a pilot project that offers vital services for those who need to access therapy and are unable to afford subsidized programs.

Fees: A fee ranging between $10 & $20 is set during the intake. This fee is based upon client income and/or any financial hardship.

Youth and Families at Risk

In Vancouver’s Jewish community, Jewish youth are reportedly at risk for various forms of behaviour, such as alcohol and drug misuse, unsafe sexual practices, unplanned pregnancy, violence, bullying, eating disorders, depression and anxiety.

JFS provides a unique program called YOU Matter that focuses on identifying and preventing these at-risk behaviours.”


I took a workshop on how to run a support group from them when they were called The Self Help Resource Association while I was running the support group I founded and lead The Vancouver Adult ADD Support Group. I found it very practical and useful.

“We provide training, information and resources for strengthening peer support groups and peer-led initiatives throughout British Columbia.

We work with many diverse groups and communities including First Nations, rural, urban, multicultural, youth and online. PeerNetBC is a non-profit, registered charitable organization.”

VAST. Supporting Refugee Mental Health

“VAST assists refugees and other newcomers who have endured torture, trauma and political violence through counselling, documentation, education, and referrals.


We provide trauma-focused psychological counseling for refugees in one-on-one and group settings. We use psycho-education, emotion self-regulation, and information sharing to prepare our clients for the short-term refugee claim and long-term settlement processes.

Our Getting Through It group is a weekly psychosocial support group for refugees on “getting through” their refugee claim. We have partnered with Settlement Orientation Services (“SOS”) to provide an integrated approach to address the immediate mental health and settlement needs of refugees in their first few months in Canada.”

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