BC Mental Health Resources

There are very few of us in this lifetime who have not encountered mental health issues of one kind or another. Please reach out if you are ever struggling, there is a large Irish community here in BC for support.

List of Local resources:

Irish Canadian Immigration Centre

The Irish Canadian Immigration Centre offers a range of well-being services including a social care adviser here in British Columbia.

Vancouver Social Care Advisor:

Gillian Goulding

E: g.goulding@irishcdn.org

P: 778-689-9590

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Darkness into Light Vancouver

Darkness into Light is about HOPE. It is about letting people know they are not alone.

Facebook: @DILVancouver

Instagram: @DILVancouver

E: darknessintolightvancouver@gmail.com

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Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre

The Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre is a provincial resource centre that provides mental health and substance use information, resources and peer support to children, youth and their families from across B.C. Contact the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre toll-free anywhere in B.C. 

P: 1-800-665-1822

E: keltycentre@cw.bc.ca 

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Samaritans Ireland Helpline - Canada

Samaritans provides a 24-hour freephone helpline service for people in Ireland who are in distress, struggling to cope and who are in need of emotional support, including those who are feeling suicidal. That support is now being offered to Irish people living in Canada following a new partnership between Samaritans and the Government of Ireland Emigrant Support Programme.  

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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.

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Developed by Vancouver Coastal Health and Providence Health Care, MindHealthBC provides easy access to information and resources related to mental health and substance use conditions. Visit their website to find help for yourself or to help someone you know.


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Anxiety Canada™ offers free online, self-help, and evidence-based resources on anxiety.  

They created the MindShift™ CBT app, which helps Canadians manage anxiety using scientifically proven strategies.

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