UBC Supportive Mental Health Resources

If you have any questions, would like our assistance in connecting with any of these resources, or would like to be accompanied, please do let us know.

Scarfe Counselling: To book and appointment, leave a message at604-827-1523.
Free counselling with MA practicum students. Waitlist: a few weeks’ time. Room 358A, 3rd Floor, Westbrook Building & 821 8th Street, New Westminster (New Westminster Secondary School).

AMS Sexual Assault Support Centre: 604-827-5180 or
Confidential, free, emotional support by drop-in, appointment, or by phone. Information, academic concessions, advocacy, assistance with reporting options, accompaniments, help with housing, referrals to community organizations, and support for friends and family.

AMS SASC Expressive Arts Therapy: Register at 604-827-5176 or
Practicum students offer free, one-on-one trauma-informed Expressive Arts Therapy sessions. Small waitlist. Located at the SASC, Room 3127 in the Nest (new Student Union) building.

Empower Me: 1 844-741-6389 toll-free for life-coaching or counselling any time.
Details: Available 24/7, 365 days per year, multilingual, culturally sensitive, gender inclusive, faith inclusive. 4338 Main Street Vancouver and 1118 Homer Street, Vancouver. Cost: Free.

The Kaleidoscope:, 604.314.8551,
Anonymous meetings for mental health and self-harm (SHARE UBC, Confidential, all welcome, free pizza. Check the website for updated times & locations.

UBC Student Health Benefits and PsyVitaliti: 1-844-337-2473 ext 0.
Location: in person or online. Cost: PsyVitaliti (Studentcare Psychology Network) practitioners offer a reduced rate, and Student Health Benefits cover the full cost of counselling up to $500. 4338 Main St. and 1118 Homer St.

UBC Student Health Services: 604-822-7011,
Mental health nurses, psychiatrists, acupuncture, sexual health, various specialists. Call to book an appointment or come in person. UBC Hospital, Room M334, 2211 Wesbrook Mall.

Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health: 604-822-7512, Offers a Brain Wellness Program and programs for mood disorders. Patients are typically referred to the Mood Disorders Centre by a doctor. 2215 Wesbrook Mall

UBC Counselling & Wellness Advising:
604-822-3811, Location: Room 1040, Brock Hall, 1874 East Mall. Website: Cost: Free. Come as early as 8:30am to get a same-day appointment. Waitlist: Priority if assault has happened within 7 days. Otherwise, waitlists can be anywhere from a few weeks to several months long.

UBC Psychology Clinic: (604) 822-3005,,
Cost: $15-$50/session for individual therapy; $10-$50/session for group therapy. Douglas T. Kenny Building, 2136 West Mall, UBC Vancouver Campus. NOTE: Waitlist currently closed.

First Nations House of Learning: T: 604-822-8940, E:
Drop-in sessions every Monday from 1-4 pm, Room 191 in the FNHL. Additional times (by appointment with Brock Hall Counselling Services or with a counsellor) are Tuesdays 1:00-4:00 pm with Renée; Wednesdays 1:00-4:00 pm with Michael; Thursdays 1:00-4:00 pm with Leslie.

Executive Functioning Course and Coaching: 604-822-6382;
Free, for those who struggle with focus and overwhelm. 10 weeks, starting mid-January 2020.

UBC Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office (SVPRO): 604-822-1588 (Mon to Fri 8:30am-4:30pm),  Offers accompaniments, academic and work concessions, reporting options, and help with housing.

UBC Chaplains:
Chaplains offering free consulting on faith and spirituality, meditation and emotional healing in Christianity, Judaism, Sikhism, Islam, Buddhism, and Catholicism. Chaplains have individual office spaces; their contact information can be found on their webpages (see link above).

Speakeasy:, (604) 822-9246
Student-led, volunteer peer support. Located in the Nest, room 3125a. Hours Mon-Fri: 10am-6pm. Drop-in or make an appointment at:

VICE: (604) 827-1728,
Offers 1.) Dialogue sessions on a weekly basis, focusing on alcohol, drugs, or technology. 2.) a mentoring program that pairs a student with a mentor, who they can collaborate with to help meet their goals. The Nest, room 3125a.

The Pride Collective:,
Numerous weekly discussion groups welcome to anyone. AMS Nest in the Resource Groups Centre, room 2103.

UBC Yoga Club:
By-donation and $2 yoga classes in the Life building, 6 days a week. Yearly membership is $20.

UBC Meditation Club:
$5 membership, sits 5 days a week in the Life building or Nest. Check schedule for updates.