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Richmond Community Services Directory

 Mental Health Services A to Z Directory

The following is a full list of all the services found in the Richmond Community Services Directory.

Last updated: Jan 24, 2014

If you can't find what you are looking for, don't forget to visit the Richmond Low-Income Resource Directory for a listing of programs and services for those in need or contact Volunteer Richmond Information Services.

101 - 631 Columbia Street
New Westminster,  BC    V3M 1A7   (Map)
Web site: www.anxietybc.com
Phone:  604-525-7566
Fax:  604-525-7586
E-mail: info@anxietybc.com

Seeks to increase awareness of anxiety disorders, educate the general public, affected persons and health care providers, and promote access to evidence-based resources and treatments.

BC Mental Health Information Line
Web site: www.bcmhas.ca
Phone:  604-669-7600
Toll Free:  1-800-661-2121

An agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority. Provides a range of mental health services to people across BC, including specialized tertiary mental health treatment services for adults and children, forensic psychiatric services, research and knowledge exchange, and mental health promotion.

Web site: www.heretohelp.bc.ca
Phone:  310-6789
Offers the Distress Line Network for individuals who wish to speak to a trained volunteer specialist or require support or referrals related to mental health. This is a free call and no area code is needed. Service is available 24 hours a day.

BC Psychological Association (BCPA)
402 - 1177 West Broadway
Vancouver,  BC    V6H 1G3   (Map)
Web site: www.psychologists.bc.ca
Phone:  604-730-0501
Fax:  604-730-0502
Toll Free:  1-800-730-0522
E-mail: info@psychologists.bc.ca

Represents psychologists in BC as a body committed to advancing psychology and the psychological well-being of all British Columbians. Sponsors professional development and networking activities for members, publishes the BC Psychologist, and operates a province-wide referral service. Maintains relationships with government with the goal of expanding the role of Registered Psychologists in BC’s health care system and contributing to public policy. Promotes the value of psychological health and wellness in every aspect of life.

Psychologist Referral Service
Phone:  604-730-0522
Toll Free:  1-800-730-0522
A referral service to find a registered psychologist in BC. Call or visit the website.

BC Schizophrenia Society
201 - 6011 Westminster Highway
Richmond,  BC    V7C 4V4   (Map)
Web site: www.bcss.org
Phone:  604-270-7841
Fax:  604-270-9861
Toll Free:  1-888-888-0029
E-mail: bcss.prov@telus.net

Dedicated to supporting families of people with serious mental illnesses, educating the public, raising funds for research, and advocating for better services for people with schizophrenia and other serious and persistent mental illnesses.

A 15-week course based on the belief that those with a mental illness can and do recover to gain a new and valued sense of self and purpose in accepting and overcoming the challenges of a disability that has affected every aspect of their lives.
Family Education and Support Group
Provides information and support for families of individuals with a mental illness. Meets on the first and third Monday evening of each month in Vancouver.
Family Education Program
A free 12-week course for families of individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. Focuses on schizophrenia as well as other major psychiatric illnesses. Through the course, family members gain knowledge and skills to cope with their mentally ill relative. Co-sponsored with the Canadian Mental Health Association Richmond Branch.
Family Respite Services
Offers approximately 80 hours of service per year, or the equivalent in funding, to caregivers in need of respite. The program is open to people of all ages suffering from a mental illness as well as to children of a parent with a mental illness.
Kids in Control Support Group
Program designed to provide information, education, and support to children 8 to 13 years of age who have a parent with a serious mental illness.
Partnership Education
A Partnership presentation consists of a panel of three guest speakers - a person with a psychiatric diagnosis, a family member, and a mental health professional. Each describes their experience with mental illness.
Partnership Puppeteer Program
"Brother Where Are You" puppet shown to students to give accurate information and dispel myths and misunderstandings about mental illness.

330 - 111 West Hastings Street
Vancouver,  BC    V6B 1H4   (Map)
Web site: www.bc211.ca
Fax:  604-660-9415
TDD:  604-875-0885
Toll Free:  211
E-mail: help@bc211.ca

A fully accredited provider of information and referral services. An information and referral specialist will listen to concerns, help assess needs, and provide information on and referral to resources that can help. Offers training in information and referral skills and communication skills.

Problem Gambling Helpline
Web site: www.bcresponsiblegambling.ca
Toll Free:  1-888-795-6111
E-mail: PGHelpline@bc211.ca
For people wanting help and information about problem gambling. Referrals include counselling services for adults and youth, prevention resources, self-help groups, and other community services. Funded by the Ministry of Social Development. Available 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Canadian Mental Health Association - Richmond Branch
7351 Elmbridge Way
Richmond,  BC    V6X 1B8   (Map)
Web site: www.richmond.cmha.bc.ca
Phone:  604-276-8834
Fax:  604-276-0342
E-mail: info.richmond@cmha.bc.ca

Mentally healthy people in a healthy society.

Bounce Back: Reclaim Your Health
Phone:  604-929-2199
Fax:  604-980-0336
E-mail: vicki.yan@cmha.bc.ca
Offers mental health support to individuals experiencing mild to moderate depression and/or anxiety. A DVD video offers practical tips on managing mood and healthy living. A guided self-help program with telephone support teaches skills to overcome unhelpful thinking, reduced activities, low socialization, sleep problems, and strategies for problem solving, through the help of a Bounce Back community coach. Access to the community coach requires a doctor's referral. For more information in Cantonese, please call 1-877-318-3098.
Pathways Clubhouse
A Clubhouse Model program, accredited by the Clubhouse International. Offers hope, encouragement and opportunities to people whose lives have been shattered by mental illness. Helps members recover from mental illness and reclaim their lives through a supportive environment that focuses on the person’s strengths and talents, rather than illness. Creates opportunities for members to return to school, gain employment, have a place to live, connect with their families, make new friends, and create multiple successes. Also provides mental health public education to increase awareness and understanding of issues and concerns about mental illness and mental health.

CHIMO Community Services
120 - 7000 Minoru Boulevard
Richmond,  BC    V6Y  3Z5   (Map)
Web site: www.chimoservices.com
Phone:  604-279-7077
Fax:  604-279-7075
E-mail: chimo@chimoservices.com

A non-profit organization specializing in community development and social services supporting residents, newcomers, and refugees. Provides assistance to newcomers, community education to elementary and high school students, crisis intervention, counselling, support groups, and volunteer training. All services are free and confidential.

Adult Crisis & Suicide Intervention Counselling
Short-term crisis counselling with qualified professionals for adults who are experiencing crises in daily living. Professional consultations, and public and employer education seminars are also available.
Children's Counselling
Art and play therapy groups and individual counselling with qualified professionals support children and youth aged 4 to 18 who have witnessed violence at home. Includes counselling for parents.
Community Engagement
Phone:  604-270-4435
In-class presentations/workshops for high school students on stress management, suicide prevention, and preventing dating violence. The direct number for this program is 604-270-4435 ext. 4.
Crisis Line
Phone:  604-279-7070
Provides telephone support for people in emotional distress. Available 8:00am to 12:00am, seven days a week. Provides triage to clients of Richmond Mental Health Emergency Services.
Neighbourhood Pro Bono Law Clinics
Practicing professionals provide legal advice to people unable to afford a lawyer. Clinics cover family, immigration, criminal, civil, and personal injury law.
Nova Transition House
Phone:  604-270-4911
Provides safe shelter, information, emotional support, practical assistance, education, and advocacy for women and their children who are fleeing violence at home.
Outreach and Advocacy Service
8151 Park Road
Richmond,  BC   Phone:  604-247-1175
A free and confidential advocacy service that supports people in areas of employment, housing, income assistance and other government benefits, family violence, pensions, disabilities, and taxes.
Parent Education Series
Education workshops for parents who want to maintain communication and strengthen relationships during challenging times with youth in their families.
Services for New Immigrants and Refugees
Offers information and support services in more than 15 languages for immigrants and refugees living in Richmond and South Delta. Assists individuals and families to identify issues, develop plans, address needs, and overcome barriers to adjusting to life in Canada. New immigrants and refugees receive support in areas of identity documents and government benefits application, housing, and medical plans.
Stepping Out
Phone:  604-270-4435
Multi-session educational program designed to build skills and emotional resiliency among pre-adolescents. Topics include diversity, assertiveness, stress and coping, peer pressure and bullying, social problem solving, friendships and role models, and accessing community resources. High school students are trained to deliver this program in local elementary schools. Call 604-270-4435 ext. 4 for more information.
Suicide Bereavement Support Groups
Bi-weekly support groups, facilitated by a professional counsellor, for people of any age who have lost a family member or friend to suicide.
Volunteer Program
Phone:  604-270-4435
An extensive, professional training program for qualified applicants interested in volunteering for the Crisis Line, Community Engagement, and Outreach & Advocacy program. Offers special benefits to young adults needing on-the-job experience and support in building their resumé. The direct number for this program is 604-270-4435 ext. 5.
Women's Counsellor
Phone:  604-279-7077
Individual counselling with qualified professionals and psycho-educational support groups for women who have experienced violence in intimate relationships, including sexual assault and childhood abuse.
Youth Counselling
Offers short-term crisis counselling with qualified professionals for youths aged 13 to 19 who are in crisis, experiencing depression, at risk of suicide, concerned about a friend or family member who is depressed, or bereaved by suicide. In-class workshops and professional consultations available.

Chinese Mental Wellness Association of Canada
250 - 5726 Minoru Boulevard
Richmond,  BC    V6X 2A9   (Map)
Web site: www.cmwac.ca
Phone:  604-273-1791
Fax:  604-273-1751
E-mail: cmwac@live.cn

Supports the recovery and self-reliance of those with mental challenges and aims to reduce the social stigma against mental illness. Provides mental health support services in Mandarin and Cantonese to mental health consumers and their families. Promotes mental wellness through monthly education workshops, outreach visits, counselling, training for volunteers, advocacy, family support groups, festival gatherings, and a telephone support line. Offers referral services and networks with communities to raise public awareness of mental illness.

Depression Recovery Program
Offers free monthly presentations, basic computer classes, basic English conversation classes, intensive and practical English classes, Chinese calligraphy classes, senior karaoke activities, counselling services, Yijing classes, and choir classes.

Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS)
300 - 1140 West Pender Street
Vancouver,  BC    V6E 4G1   (Map)
Web site: www.clasbc.net
Phone:  604-685-3425
Fax:  604-685-7611
Toll Free:  1-888-685-6222

Provides legal advice and assistance. Uses and develops the law for the benefit of people who are physically, mentally, socially, economically, or otherwise disadvantaged or whose human rights need protection.

Mental Health Law Program (MHLP)
Web site: www.clasbc.net/mental_health_law_program.php
Provides legal services to people with a mental disorder receiving regulated secured treatment in BC. Offers services in three areas: representation at BC Review Board Hearings for people found by the courts to be not criminally responsible on account of a mental disorder or to be unfit to stand trial due to a mental disorder, representation at Review Panel hearings for people who have been involuntarily detained under the BC Mental Health Act, and providing independent legal information on detention issues to people detained under the BC Mental Health Act at Riverview Hospital and the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital.

Mood Disorders Association of BC (MDABC)
200 - 460 Nanaimo Street
Vancouver,  BC    V5L 4W3   (Map)
Web site: www.mdabc.net
Phone:  604-873-0103
Fax:  604-873-3095
E-mail: info@mdabc.net

Provides support, education, and hope of recovery to individuals, their friends, and families living with a mood disorder or other mental illness. Builds awareness and understanding in communities throughout BC through its education initiatives and the Lowdown Speakers Bureau. Offers family, youth and faith-based support groups, groups for Cantonese and Punjabi speakers, and a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) support group. Produces a newsletter, fact sheets, and manuals on mood disorders. A Psychiatric Urgent Care Program is run through the Provincial Office three days per week, with appointments by referral only.

Richmond Mental Health Consumer and Friends Society
200 - 6061 No. 3 Road
Richmond,  BC    V6Y 2B2   (Map)
Web site: www.rcfc-society.org
Phone:  604-675-3977
Fax:  604-214-0947
E-mail: barbara.bawlf@vch.ca

Plans and oversees programs developed by mental health consumers and friends. Offers recreational activities, volunteering opportunities, a coffee house, and peer support for people dealing with a mental illness. Funded by Richmond Health Services and the SMART Fund.

Coffee House
Provides a venue to share thoughts, laughter, and games. Held on Tuesdays at WAVES from 1:00 to 3:00 pm and Fridays Heron Island Cafe from 1:30pm to 3:30pm.
Peer Support Program
The Peer Support Program and the Chinese Peer Support Program support mental health consumers in their growth and recovery through consumers helping each other. Operating out of the Richmond Mental Health Team office, the program provides individualized activities based upon consumer goals and needs. A referral is necessary, visit the website or call Simmy Mok at 604-675-3977 ext.3 for more information.
Therapeutic Recreation
Phone:  604-675-3977
Activities include cultural and community outings, road trips, festivals, and spectator sporting events. A doctor or mental health professional's referral is required to join. A coffee house runs on Mondays from 10:00am to 11:00am. For more information, call 604-675-3977 ext. 4 to meet with the Recreation Coordinator.
Volunteer Program
Phone:  604-675-3977
E-mail: wai.chan@vch.ca
Volunteers perform clerical duties, do park clean-up, make greeting cards for seniors, assemble first aid kits, wrap gift packages for non-profit community service, and create crafts. Program runs from 1:00pm to 3:00pm on Wednesdays and a coordinator is available on Fridays from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Referral from a doctor or other mental health professional is necessary. Call Wai Chan (Icy) at 604-675-3977 ext.5 for more information.

Richmond Society for Community Living
170 - 7000 Minoru Boulevard
Richmond,  BC    V6Y 3Z5   (Map)
Web site: www.rscl.org
Phone:  604-279-7040
Fax:  604-279-7048
E-mail: info@rscl.org

Committed to the provision of community based services for children, teens, and adults with developmental disabilities. Fundamental is the belief that each individual has the right to those services which will enable him or her to participate, to the greatest extent possible, in the same activities of everyday life as a non-disabled peer.

Adult Day Programs
Offers a variety of assistance and support in the areas of life-skills, leisure and recreation, volunteerism, and supported employment, with a focus on community and social inclusion. Programs include Avenues, Transitions, Richmond Community Options, and Quantum.
Family Resource Coordination
Phone:  604-279-8245
E-mail: kgrossmann@rscl.org
Provides information and resources and/or support to family members who face the extraordinary circumstances that come with having a family member with a disability.
Family Respite Program
Phone:  604-279-8245
E-mail: kgrossmann@rscl.org
Provides relief for parents and caregivers from the daily responsibilities and accompanying stress of caring for children, teens, and adults who have developmental disabilities.
Infant Development Program
Phone:  604-279-7059
E-mail: info@rscl.org
Trained consultants make home visits to families with children from birth to 3 years who may have a delay in their development or are at risk of delay.
Residential Services
Group Homes: Trained staff members provide support for individuals who choose to live with up to three others in their own home. Supported Living Programs: Offers a variety of individualized living options to promote independence, self-determination, personal choice, and growth.
Richmond Handycrew Co-operative
Phone:  604-241-4113
E-mail: info@rscl.org
Handycrew teams come together with support workers to offer an estimate and carry out household projects. Prices start at $40/hour. Services available include gardening (lawn mowing, pruning, light gardening), household cleaning (bathrooms, vacuuming/dusting, wiping and organizing kitchen cupboards, lining cupboards with shelf paper, washing windows inside and outside), office cleaning, and repairs.
Supported Child Development Program
Phone:  604-279-7010
E-mail: cmclellan-haqq@rscl.org
A community-based, early intervention program that provides practical information, resources, and strategies for the inclusion of children with disabilities in childcare settings to childcare providers and families. SCDP Consultants assist families in accessing childcare services in their community.
Treehouse Early Learning Centre
Phone:  604-277-8224
Fax:  604-277-8224
E-mail: lmountain@rscl.org
A child care program for children, both with and without a developmental disability, and those who need extra support to gain the skills of independence. For children ages 3 to 5.
Youth Connections
Phone:  604-279-7045
E-mail: cbooth@rscl.org
Provides leisure and social activities for youth ages 5 to 19 with varying disabilities to help them develop their abilities and have fun.

Richmond Youth Service Agency (RYSA)
100 - 7900 Alderbridge Way
Richmond,  BC    V6X 2A5   (Map)
Web site: www.rysa.bc.ca
Phone:  604-271-7600
Fax:  604-271-7626
E-mail: info@rysa.bc.ca

Aims to provide programs and services that are responsive to the diverse needs of Richmond children, youth, and families. Offers a number of services and programs in Richmond including: counselling for children and youth, a youth centre in Richmond, a career program, after school programs, volunteering and leadership opportunities, special events and celebrations, and an Aboriginal centre.

Richmond School Program
Blundell Elementary School
Phone:  604-668-6567
Fax:  604-718-4061
In partnership with the Richmond School District and Richmond Health Services, this program provides intensive family-centered treatment and support to elementary school children living in the Richmond School District, for whom success in school has been limited by social, emotional, behavioural and/or psychiatric difficulties. Aims to support children, families, and the school to provide an opportunity for each child to be successful. Provides two child and family workers who work with kids one-on-one or in small groups to support the goals for each child.

220 - 7000 Minoru Boulevard
Richmond,  BC    V6Y 3Z5   (Map)
Web site: www.success.bc.ca
Phone:  604-279-7180
Fax:  604-279-7188

Builds bridges, harvests diversity, and fosters integration through service and advocacy. Provides assistance at all stages of the Canadian experience. Delivers a multitude of services in the areas of settlement, employment, health, and housing as well as business, economic, community and social development. Recognized as one of BC’s largest social service providers. Proudly serves communities in the Lower Mainland, Fort St. John and overseas in Taipei, Taiwan and Seoul, Korea.

Chinese Help Lines - Mandarin & Cantonese
Phone:  604-270-8222
Volunteers provide help and support to those who feel lonely or in despair because of unemployment, family conflict, problems with adapting to local culture, or other problems. Operates seven days a week, from 10:00am to 10:00pm. Please call 604-270-8222 for the Mandarin speaking line and 604-270-8233 for the Cantonese speaking line.

Southdale Manor
10691 Southdale Road
Richmond,  BC    V7A  2W8   (Map)
Phone:  604-277-2022
Fax:  604-277-2023

Provides community residential services to clients who have mental disability. Clients are provided with a program that will maintain quality of life, help them achieve a healthy and well-balanced emotional and physical life, and prepare residents for independent living. Offers membership to Pathways/Clubhouse, membership to Richmond Mental Health, and access to community services. Must be referred by Riverview Hospital, Vancouver Coastal Health, or the Richmond Mental Health Team.

The FORCE Society for Kids' Mental Health
PO Box 91697
West Vancouver,  BC    V7V 3P3   (Map)
Web site: www.forcesociety.com
Phone:  604-878-3400
E-mail: theforce@forcesociety.com

A provincial organization that provides families with an opportunity to speak with other families who understand and may be able to offer support or advice. Supports and empowers families and work collaboratively with professionals and systems in understanding and meeting the mental health needs of families. Also provides families and professionals with information, tools, and tips on how to support and assist children with mental health difficulties. See website for a guide to available resources.

BC FRIENDS Parent Program
Web site: www.friendsparentprogram.com
Toll Free:  1-855-878-8004
E-mail: info@friendsparentprogram.com
A complementary program to the FRIENDS Program being taught in schools throughout BC. It teaches parents about the program and ways to reinforce the FRIENDS skills at home. FRIENDS is proven effective as both a universal resiliency building as well as a targeted early intervention anxiety reduction program for children. There are two workshops available: 1) "Fun FRIENDS" for parents of Kindergarten and Grade 1 students 2) "Child and Youth" for parents of grade 4 to 7 students. Workshops are designed to be 2 to 3 hours in length and are delivered by trained FORCE parent facilitators who travel to the host community for the event. A local Child and Youth Mental Health counsellor will co-deliver the workshop in partnership with the FORCE. Workshops are available to School Districts, DPAC's, PAC's and other Parent organizations. Email or call for more information about these workshops.
In The Know
E-mail: forceintheknow@gmail.com
A monthly networking and information sharing session that will provide a topic expert on what parent/caregivers really want to know. Offers an opportunity to share so that everyone is 'in the know'. Training sessions are the second Wednesday of each month (except July and August). There are two options to participate in the live sessions: view from home on your computer (rsvp required) or join a Community viewing site which also offers support and networking with other parents. Previously recorded sessions can be viewed from the archives on the website.

Vancouver Coastal Health
11th Floor, 601 West Broadway
Vancouver,  BC    V5Z 4C2   (Map)
Web site: www.vch.ca
Phone:  604-736-2033
Toll Free:  1-866-884-0888
E-mail: feedback@vch.ca

Provides a range of health care services ranging from hospital treatment to community-based residential, home health, mental health, and public health services. Serves residents in the coastal mountain communities, Vancouver, North Vancouver, West Vancouver and Richmond.

Vancouver Coastal Health - Richmond - Mental Health and Addictions
Web site: www.vch.ca

Offers numerous mental health and addiction programs to the public. For mental health emergencies, call the CHIMO Crisis Line at 604-279-7070 or go to the Richmond Hospital Emergency Department.

Anne Vogel Methadone Clinic at City Centre Health
100 - 8160 Cook Road
Richmond,  BC   V6Y 1T8   (Map)
Phone:  604-233-5699
Treats clients with complex addictions often involving but not restricted to opiate addiction. Many of the clients also receive their primary medical services at the clinic which consists of a multi-disciplinary team including a psychiatrist, two general practitioners, and an internist who also specializes in addictions, a counsellor (counselling psychologist), and a social worker. Refers to other services such as residential care, detox, other outpatient addiction services, and hospital and outpatient mental health services.
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Program (CAP)
6100 Bowling Green Road
Richmond,  V6Y 4G2   (Map)
Phone:  604-207-2511
A program for children and youth 5 to 18 years of age, and their families, who are affected by serious mental health issues. Services include crisis response, youth-focused mental health promotion and counselling, and a consultation clinic for family physicians to access psychiatric services. Hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5:30pm with extended evening hours Thursday at 7:00pm. Some services require a referral.
Community Based Support - Pathways Club House
7351 Elmbridge Way
Richmond,  BC   V6X 1B8   (Map)
Phone:  604-276-8834
Contracts with the Canadian Mental Health Association to provide a variety of mental health services including supported housing programs, rehabilitation programs, a social/recreation program, wellness programs, a public education program, Bounce Back, support to Chinese speaking individuals with a mental illness, their families and service providers. Also liaises with services and programs that serve the Chinese speaking community.
Community Mental Health Programs for Adults Community Mental Health Programs for Adults
6061 No. 3 Road
Richmond,  BC   V6Y 2B2   (Map)
Phone:  604-675-3975
Offers community based psychiatric assessment and treatment for adults with a severe and persistent mental illness that interferes with their functioning in the community. Multidisciplinary services include case management, outreach, and rehabilitation programs.
Community Mental Health Programs for Older Adults
6061 No. 3 Road
Richmond,  BC   Phone:  604-675-3975
Community based assessment and treatment for older adults with dementia-related behaviour problems or psychiatric and medical needs requiring multidisciplinary care including case management and rehabilitation services. Family support and education are also provided. Care is coordinated with primary care physicians, elder care facilities and other community programs. Services are provided on an outreach basis.
Crisis and Help Line - Cantonese and Mandarin
220 - 7000 Minoru Boulevard
Richmond,  BC   V6Y 3Z5   (Map)
Phone:  604-270-8233
Fax:  604-279-7188
Counselling and support is available seven days a week from 10:00am to 10:00pm in Cantonese or Mandarin. Assists people who feel lonely or in despair because of unemployment, family conflict, difficulty adapting to local culture, or other problems. Volunteers offer information about community resources. For Cantonese call 604-270-8233; for Mandarin call 604-270-8222.
Crisis and Help Line - English
120 - 7000 Minoru Boulevard
Richmond,  BC   V6Y 3Z5   (Map)
Phone:  604-279-7070
Provides telephone counselling to people in distress, seven days a week from 8:00am to midnight. Offers support and non-judgmental understanding to help callers identify problem areas and work towards resolving them.
Crisis and Suicide Intervention
120 - 7000 Minoru Boulevard
Richmond,  BC   V6Y 3Z5   (Map)
Phone:  604-279-7077
E-mail: chimo@chimoservices.com
CHIMO Community Services offers a counselling service to people who are experiencing a crisis, who are at risk of suicide, or who have made a suicide attempt. Counselling service is available to those ages 19 and older. Limited counselling for those under 19 is also available. Offers a support group for those who have lost a friend or family member to suicide.
DART (Drug and Alcohol Resource Team)
7000 Westminster Highway
Richmond,  BC   Phone:  604-244-5396
Operates Monday to Friday. Offers addictions assessment, counselling, education and referral services for hospital inpatients and provides information and linkage to community addictions resources. Services provided include consultation regarding diagnosis and medical management, assistance with clinical decision making and nursing management, counselling of patients and families, assistance with discharge planning, treatment planning and referral to community based addiction resources, education for patients, families and hospital staff, and provision of resource materials related to substance use.
Early Childhood Mental Health
7000 Westminster Highway
Richmond,  BC   V6X 1A2   (Map)
Phone:  604-278-9711
Assists families who have children 0 to 5 years of age who have challenging behaviours. Provides assessment and treatment of a wide range of behavioural problems including crying, bonding, sleep difficulties, toileting problems, aggression and anxiety. Treatment is tailored to the individual needs of the child and family. Operates Monday to Friday, call for hours of operation at extension 4055.
Hospital Inpatient Program
7000 Westminster Highway
Richmond,  BC   V6X 1A2   (Map)
Phone:  604-244-5504
An 18-bed inpatient psychiatry unit providing assessment and treatment to adults with psychiatric diagnoses who require 24 hour management in hospital. Staffed by an interdisciplinary team who work with the patient, their family, and community supports to provide individualized patient-centred care. Discharge planning may include a referral to community resources for follow up.
Mental Health Emergency Services (MHES)
Phone:  604-244-5562
A mobile service providing community assessment and intervention to individuals experiencing a mental health crisis. Services include assessments, referrals to follow up mental health services (both hospital and community based), health care professionals or other agencies. Evening and weekend intervention and support are provided to individuals during non-office hours through the crisis line service. Hours of operation are 11:00am - 1:00am, seven days a week.
Needle Exchange Locations
For disposal of used needles in a safe and legal way to reduce the spread of HIV and Hepatitis C and to prevent other health complications. Reduces the number of needles in public places and the incidence of needle-stick injuries. Encourages safer injecting practices by providing sterile water, alcohol wipes, and health information. Services are provided in a safe and non-judgmental manner. Clean needles are available in exchange. Locations are at City Centre Health (8160 Cook Road, Richmond, 604-233-5699) and Richmond Public Health (8100 Granville Avenue, Richmond, 604-233-3150).
Peer Support, Mental Health
200 - 6061 No. 3 Road
Richmond,  BC   V6Y 2B2   (Map)
Phone:  604-675-3977
In partnership with the Richmond Mental Health Consumer and Friends Society. Provides a peer support program for mental health consumers. Provides funding which increases the effectiveness of the mental health system while helping mental health consumers develop skills and gain confidence. Offers a peer support program for Chinese-speaking clients.
Psychiatry Emergency Unit (PEU)
Phone:  604-244-5475
A 4-bed brief stay (72 hours or less) unit providing assessment, stabilization, and treatment to individuals experiencing a psychiatric/mental health crisis. Provides specialized mental health and addictions services in an environment that supports a patient and family centered approach. The interdisciplinary team has the support of both hospital and community resources, on an as needed basis. Provides discharge planning, case consultation, and linkage with community resources for follow up.
Richmond Addiction Services Society (RASS)
200 - 7900 Alderbridge Way
Richmond,  BC   V6X 2A5   (Map)
Web site: www.richmondaddictions.ca
Phone:  604-270-9220
Provides a variety of services for those who have alcohol, drug, and gambling problems. Helps family members and others who are affected by substance misuse. Services include individual counselling, an education program, youth outreach counselling, constructive alternatives to teen school suspension, therapy groups, relapse prevention, public education presentations, seminars and workshops, prevention and community outreach programs and services, and older adult services.
Richmond Bridge House
Phone:  604-244-7840
A 10-bed residential short stay crisis intervention facility for clients who are experiencing a mental health crisis but do not require an acute psychiatric hospitalization. Clients are cared for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can be admitted for a maximum of 14 days. Provides an environment where clients have the opportunity to learn new skills to manage their illness. Referrals require a physician assessment prior to acceptance and are screened prior to admission to ensure the facility is able to provide safe care.
Richmond Mental Health and Addictions Housing
Phone:  604-675-3975
Provides housing services to individuals with severe and persistent mental health conditions. This includes Licensed Specialized Residential Care Facilities, Enhanced Supported Housing, and Supported Independent Living placements.
Richmond Mental Health Outpatient Services (RMHOS)
7000 Westminster Highway
Richmond,  BC   V6X 1A2   (Map)
Phone:  604-244-5534
Community-based assessment and treatment for adults and older adults with mood and/or anxiety disorders and related problems of living. Group therapy programs and psychiatric consultation and treatment services are offered. Psychiatry Clinics include: reproductive mental health, older adult mental health, and cross-cultural services. Open Monday to Friday, call for more information.
Richmond School Program
6480 Blundell Road
Richmond,  BC   V7C 1H8   (Map)
Phone:  604-718-4056
Provides school accessed, short to medium term, early intervention treatment services for high-risk elementary school children manifesting psychiatric disturbances. Open Monday to Friday.
Richmond Youth Eating Disorders Services
Phone:  604-244-5489
Offers assessment and treatment services for children and adolescents with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, or an eating disorder not otherwise specified. A treatment plan is developed with the client/family's input, and can include individual therapy, family therapy, group therapy, parent support group, medical support and/or nutritional therapy. To be eligible, clients must show eating disordered behaviour as a primary concern, have a referral from a family doctor, and be a resident of Richmond.
The Supporting Families with Parental Mental Illness Initiatives
Phone:  604-207-2511
Funded by the Ministry for Children and Families in partnership with Vancouver Coastal Health. Organized and run by a community table in Richmond consisting of members from many agencies. Programs are available to anyone living in Richmond who has a family member with a mental health or substance use issue, or both. Programs include Building Resiliency in Children, Super Tuesday, Super Saturday Club, Life Lessons, and Family Fun Nights. Call 604-207-2511 ext 232 for more information.
600 - 8100 Granville Avenue
Richmond,  BC   V6Y 3T6   (Map)
Phone:  604-244-5486
Offers outpatient assessment, treatment and advocacy/referral services for adults experiencing substance misuse, mood and anxiety disorders and/or concurrent psychiatric, and substance use disorders. Individual and group counselling are available. Open Monday to Friday.

Volunteer Richmond Information Services
190 - 7000 Minoru Boulevard
Richmond,  BC    V6Y  3Z5   (Map)
Web site: www.volunteerrichmond.ca
Phone:  604-279-7020
Fax:  604-279-7038
E-mail: info@volunteerrichmond.ca

A non-profit organization that brings people and services together through community information and volunteerism.

Community Action Ambassadors
Trained senior volunteers offer peer-to-peer support to others seniors by facilitating public education forums and workshops regarding healthy aging, including mental health issues and the use of alcohol and drugs. Arrangements can be made through Volunteer Richmond Information Services for the Ambassadors to speak at community centers, seniors residences and other public venues in Richmond and Vancouver.

West Coast Mental Health Network Society
207 - 1300 Richards Street
Vancouver,  BC    V6B 3G6   (Map)
Web site: www.wcmhn.org
Phone:  604-733-5570
E-mail: office@wcmhn.org

A charitable, non-profit society run wholly by and for men and women who have experienced treatment in the mental health system. Operates as a community within a community, a safe place where members can attend a variety of self-help groups, monthly education workshops in alternative healing, and other informative and entertaining events in the Lower Mainland.

Westminster House
11675 Bird Road
Richmond,  BC    V6X  1N7   (Map)
Phone:  604-270-9510
Fax:  604-270-3539

Provides community residential services for clients with a mental illness. Focuses on the rehabilitation of residents and programs that will develop skills for independent living. The House is provided by the Katherine Sanford Housing Society.