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Free and Low Cost Mental Health Resources for Moms in Greater Vancouver

At Moms Gone Wild, we know that mental health is an integral component of a joyful family.  We encourage all families to prioritize all aspects of their well-being, and that's why we've compiled this comprehensive list of resources and services. 

If you haven't already, please also check out the video recordings of our latest Mental Health workshops and seminars.  We host them often, and they're always free.  Hop on our mail list so you don't miss out!

Crisis Lines:

Suicide line (24/7): 1-800-SUICIDE / 604-872-3311
Mental health support line: 310-6789 (no area code needed)
Fraser Health Crisis Line: 604-951-8855
Pacific Postpartum Society: 604-255-7999
Maple Ridge Mental Health Centre: 604-476-7165
Cythera Transition House Support Line (Domestic Violence): 604-467-9966

Peer Groups

Mothers' Mental Health Support Group (Facebook)

  • Moderated by Moms Gone Wild Founder, Cheryl Zandbergen

Dr. Regev's Anxiety and Panic Support Hub (Facebook)

Province-wide Online Resources

Bounce Back

Operated by the Canadian Mental Health Association
BounceBack® is a free skill-building program designed to help adults and youth 15+ manage low mood, mild to moderate depression, anxiety, stress or worry. Delivered online or over the phone with a coach, you will get access to tools that will support you on your path to mental wellness. No referral required. 

Wellness Together Canada

Funded by the Government of Canada in response to Covid-19.  Free for all Canadians.

  • Immediate text support
  • Information and videos on common mental health issues
  • Mental wellness programs you can do on your own and with coaching
  • Monitored communities of support
  • Individual phone, video, and text counselling

Living Life to the Full 

Offered by the Canadian Mental Health Association 

  • Fun, interactive course that will leave you with the inspiration and tools to get the most out of life.
  • 8 weeks, community-based.
  • Simple, practical skills for coping with stress, problem solving, boosting your mood, and busting bad thoughts.
  • Free 

Kelty's Key

Kelty's Key is a free and confidential online therapy service that can provide you with the support you need to feel better at your own pace. 

Support for:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Chronic Pain
  • Substance Abuse
  • Complicated Grief
  • Insomnia
  • Family Support
  • Panic

Anxiety Canada

Online resources for Adults and Children experiencing anxiety.  

Pacific Post Partum Support Society

Located in Burnaby, BC.  Support for new moms and dads.

  • Telephone support
  • Weekly support groups
  • Support for partners
  • Resources & publications

Reproductive Mental Health Unit 

Located at BC Women's Hospital.  Supports women within 12 months of childbirth.

  • Resources & Self-care Guides  (available to mothers of all stages)
  • 1-on-1 Counselling by doctor referral
  • Events & Workshops for registered patients

    BC Covid-19 Mental Health Resources

    Mood Disorders Association of British Columbia

    • Support groups - free
    • Counselling services - paid
    • Resources & Videos

    Information Children

    Non-profit organization located at SFU
    Free support for families with children 12 and under.

    • Online Workshops
    • Email Support
    • 1-on-1 Parent Coaching
    • Help Line 

    Confident Parents: Thriving Kids

    • Available province-wide.
    • Free telephone coaching program for supporting children ages 3 to 12.
    • Two program streams: anxiety or challenging behaviour.
    • Referral required - request from your doctor.

      Location-Specific Resources

      The Family Education & Support Centre

      Located in Maple Ridge

      • Various Support Groups - free
      • Mental Wellness Parenting Program - free
      • Immigrant Parenting Program - free
      • Drop-in Play - free
      • Conflict Resolution & Anger Programs - free / low cost
      • Children's Programs - free / low cost
      • Multi-cultural Services

      Foundry Ridge Meadows

      Foundry Ridge Meadows offers young people 12-24 access to health and social services. Services are free. No referral required.

      • Drop-in Counselling
      • Support Groups & Workshops for Youth and Caregivers
      • Peer Support

      Community Services: Anxiety / Depression Group

      Community Services, Maple Ridge / Pitt Meadows

      • Free weekly support group for adults dwelling in Maple Ridge or Pitt Meadows.

      Child & Youth Mental Health Outreach Program

      Community Services, Maple Ridge / Pitt Meadows
      This program requires a referral through the Ministry of Children and Family Development.  

      Access and Assessment Centre (AAC)

      Free mental health and substance abuse support services for residents of the City of Vancouver.  Self-referral possible.

      Tri-Cities Mental Health and Substance Use Centre

      Self-referral services available for ages 19+.

      Services available through the centres include assessment, treatment, individual and group therapy, referrals to supportive housing, residential programs and community support services, transition of care between services, older adult programs, crisis intervention and peer support. 

      Share Society

      Located in Coquitlam / Port Moody.

      • Various services and supports for families, adults and children living in the Tri-Cities or surrounding areas. 

       

       


      1 comment

      • Dear Cheryl

        This is a wonderful resource that I will be happy to share.
        Thanks for all you do

        Regards

        Sheena

        S.sharp Sharp

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