Mental Health resources

Castaway Wanderers R.F.C
Mental health support resources


Emergency and After-Hours Support
  • Vancouver Island Crisis Line: 1-888-494-3888 (24 hour phone support) 
  • 1-800-SUICIDE or 1-800-784-2433 (24 hour phone support) 
  • BC Mental Health Support Line: 310-6789 (24 hour phone support) 
  • Here2Talk: 1-877-857-3397 (24 hour phone and chat counselling support for B.C. post-secondary students) 
  • Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 or text 686868 (national 24-hour phone and text support) 
  • NUU-US crisis line: 1-800-588-8717 (24 hour phone support for Indigenous people in BC) 
  • Vancouver Island Crisis Society provides text and chat support options (not 24 hours) 
  • online chat and e-counselling for youth under 30 (not 24 hours) 
  • Victoria Sexual Assault Clinic or Victoria Sexual Assault Response Team can be reached through the Vancouver Island Crisis Line: 1-888-494-3888 
Greater Victoria Community Resources
  • AIDS Vancouver Island 
    Serves the needs of people infected and affected by HIV and Hepatitis C. Works to prevent infection, provide support and reduce stigma. 
  • Beacon Community Services 
    Offers various supports to individuals within Southern Vancouver Island and the Outer Gulf Islands, including counselling on a sliding scale basis to those living in the Saanich Peninsula area. 
  • Bridges for Women Society 
    Supports women impacted by violence and abuse to reclaim their lives through education and employment training. 
  • Citizens Counselling Centre 
    Volunteer counsellors provide individual, couple and group counselling on a sliding scale basis. 
  • Eating Disorders Program – South Vancouver Island 
    Multidisciplinary community mental health team supports youth, adults and families impacted by eating disorders (self-referral). 
  • Esquimalt Neighbourhood House Society 
    Provides various services including mental health and supportive counselling for adults. 
  • First Nations Health Authority 
    Provides various supports including coverage for First Nations People to access mental health providers. 
  • Foundry Victoria 
    Provides free, confidential services to people aged 12 to 24, including primary health care, mental health support and counselling. 
  • Greater Victoria Street Survival Guide 
    Lists resources, including shelters, for individuals facing homelessness. 
  • Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria 
    Provides information and support to help immigrants and refugees reach their goals. 
  • Island Health: Central Access and Rapid Engagement Service (CARES) Victoria 
    A single point of access to Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) services in Victoria.  
  • Island Health: Pain Program 
    Services for individuals living with severe chronic pain and those who support them (doctor referral required). 
  • Island Sexual Health 
    Pro-choice sexual health clinics, education programs and products. Includes pap tests, birth control, STI tests, pregnancy tests and more. 
  • Men’s Therapy Centre 
    Counselling and group support for anyone who identifies as a man and has experienced trauma as a child or an adult. Access to Victim Services workers who can provide referrals and funding options. 
  • Pacific Centre Family Services Association 
    Offers various programs, including affordable counselling and employment support to individuals, couples and families living on the West Shore. 
  • TAPS (Together Against Poverty Society) 
    Provides free, in-person legal advocacy for individuals facing income assistance, disability benefits, employment standards and tenancy issues. 
  • Vancouver Island Queer Resource Collective 
    List of resources for queer folks in and around Victoria. 
  • Vancouver Island Women’s Clinic 
    Provides a range of services for women during their reproductive years, including STI screening, contraception needs, management of miscarriage and unplanned pregnancy (abortion).  
  • Victoria Medical Society 
    A list of local walk-in clinics as well as family and maternity doctors accepting new patients.  
  • The Victoria Native Friendship Centre 
    Provides various forms of support to Indigenous people, including access to health services, addictions counselling and career/employment/education support. 
  • 1Up: Victoria Single Parent Resource Centre 
    Support for single parents, including free individual counselling sessions, mentoring and education.  
  • Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society 
    Helps with the settlement and adjustment of immigrants and refugees to Canada. 
  • Victoria Sexual Assault Centre and Clinic 
    Committed to supporting women and Trans survivors of sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse through advocacy, counselling and empowerment. The Sexual Assault Clinic provides a confidential and welcoming environment for recent survivors of sexual assault to receive medical/forensic exams, crisis support and reporting/referral options.