The RWO provide individual or couples counselling sessions for residents by certified licensed counsellors. They also provide a support group for residents currently on medical or maternity/adoption/parental leave, which consists of a 4 week program called, AIM. FOCUS. RELEASE: A SUPPORT GROUP FOR RESIDENTS ON LEAVE.
On their website, you can also find links to mindfulness practice such as quick meditation teachings and community resources for parenting groups among many other things. These sessions take place at the Diamond Health Care Centre in Vancouver. Sessions can also be conducted via telephone or virtually. It is confidential and snacks are provided. Please contact: email@example.com or https://postgrad.med.ubc.ca/resident-wellness/
PHP provides confidential support anytime you need. Call the 24-hour helpline for private, discrete assistance with issues that you and your family may be facing. They provide prompt support, referrals and counselling for challenges such as: relationship stress, mental health, career and life transitions, substance use, concern for colleagues, occupational health and financial issues. You can get help from a fellow physician, transitioning back-to-work planning, comprehensive health assessment, short-term counselling and coaching, referrals to specialized coaches and therapists, and connection to a family physician.
Services are provided In person, over-the-phone counselling. or coaching sessions at no charge with a 24/7 confidential helpline. Contact: 1-800-663-6729 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website: https://www.physicianhealth.com/how-we-can-help/services-for-resident-doctors
To accesss these services, residents can contact HealthLinkBC, a 24-hour resource for confidential health information and advice. Phone: dial 8-1-1 or for deaf or hearing-impaired call: 1 (866) 889-4700
Through the UBC’s Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP), there is access to counselling services and resources to help residents and their family. Morneau Shepell’s professional EFAP counselling services are available for in-person counselling in English, French, Mandarin, Cantonese, Punjabi, Hindi, Farsi, Spanish, Italian, German and Russian. Telephone counselling is available in over 180 languages through advanced translation services technology provided by Language Line. Contact Morneau Shepell Care Access Centre at
1-800-387-4765 or visit their website at: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/wellbeing-benefits/benefits/details/employee-family-assistance-program/counselling-services/
This is a great resource for those experiencing suicidal ideation or thoughts of self-harm. They provide support over the phone 24/7.
Distress Line Numbers Greater Vancouver :
604-872-3311, Toll Free: 1-866-661-3311, TTY: 1866-872-0113
Adult Mental Health: Access & Assessment Centre (604) 675-3700 - phone lines and clinic open 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., 7 days a week.
Or visit the Joseph & Rosalie Segal & Family Health Centre, Level 1 East Entrance, 803 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9.
Older Adult Mental Health: (604) 709-6785 - phone lines open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Addiction Services: 1 (866) 658-1221 - phone lines open Monday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7:45 p.m.
For more information about the programs and services offered through the Richmond Mental Health and Substance Use team, please visit vch.ca/richmondmentalhealth
To speak to someone in person about the programs and services available for all ages, please call 604-204-1111
North Shore: (604) 983-6020 - phone lines open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Pemberton: (604) 698-5861 - phone lines open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Powell River: (604) 485-3300 - phone lines open Monday to Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Squamish: (604) 815-3008 - phone lines open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sunshine Coast (Gibsons, Sechelt & Pender Harbour): (604) 885-6101 - phone lines open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Whistler: (604) 698-6455 - phone lines open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Crisis intervention and suicide prevention
Professionally trained volunteers can provide free, confidential, non-judgmental, emotional support if you are experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
Vancouver, Richmond, North Shore and Sea to Sky: (604) 872-3111 - phone lines open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For deaf or hearing-impaired call: 1 (866) 872-0113
Howe Sound, Sunshine Coast and Bella Coola: 1 (866) 661-3311 (toll-free) - phone lines open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Richmond CHIMO Community Services: (604) 279-7070 - phone lines open 8:00 a.m. to midnight, 7 days a week
Provincial Crisis Centre of BC: 1 (800) SUICIDE - 1 (800) 784-2433 - phone lines open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Youth chat and crisis chat also available
Seniors Distress Line: (604) 872-1234 - phone lines open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Kids Help Phone
Immediate and caring support, information and [if necessary] referral to a local community or social service agency.
Phone: 1 (800) 668-6868
Youth in BC Distress Line
24-hour distress line staffed by counsellors and trained volunteers who are committed to helping youths in crisis.
Phone: (604) 872-3311
Access and Assessment Centre (Vancouver General Hospital)
Option for rapid access to psychiatry for assessments and management of non-life threatening mental health and/or substance use issues. Please call (604) 675-3700 or walk in between 7:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.