British Columbia Resources
We have assembled links to resources here for you to find additional non-pharmacological based ADHD support within British Columbia.
Crisis and Distress Lines
Should you ever feel you are in need of urgent, emergency support, please contact one of the contacts below.
Mental Health Support Line (BC-wide):
310-6789 (no area code needed)
1-866-872-0113 (TTY for hearing impaired)
Access to free, non-emergency health information from a registered nurse
Vancouver Coastal Health Region:
Vancouver, Richmond, North Shore, Sea to Sky
1-866-661-3311 (toll free for Howe Sound, Sunshine Coast & Bella Coola
Fraser Health Crisis Line:
604-951-8855 or 1-877-820-7444
Seniors’ Distress Line:
KUU-US Crisis Response Services
Provides culturally sensitive support and counselling to First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call 1-800-KUU-US17 (1-800-588-8717).
The Métis Crisis Line
Available for immediate crisis intervention, but also a variety of other issues like relationship troubles, depression and anxiety, financial issues, and bullying and peer pressure support.
Call 1-833MÉTISBC (1-833-638-4722).
Finding Doctor or Physician
Unfortunately, B.C. is currently undergoing an unprecedented family physician and nurse practitioner (NP) shortage. There is no list of providers or database to register to.
However, the below resources offer directions on how to go about looking. You may also call 8-1-1 for support in trying to find a primary care practitioner.
You may also access care for urgent, non-emergency situations at Urgent Primary Care Centres.
Private ADHD Clinics in B.C.
Dr. Craig Eames
Psychiatrist, Telehealth ADHD (requires a referral)
Finding Therapeutic Programming
If you are looking for therapeutic programs within British Columbia, these are organizations that you can look into.
CBT Skills Group Program - Virtual, Requires Referral
A 8-week virtual CBT group, covered by MSP with practitioner referral. Low wait times. You are required to pay a $65 deposit to secure a spot in program, which is refunded if you attend all sessions (with one absence permitted).
Developed by Vancouver Coastal Health, Keltey's Key is a free online self-directed programming for Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Substance Use, Chronic Pain, Panic, Insomnia & Family Support.
The Canadian Mental Health Association offers various wellness programs within British Columbia, including the BounceBack program (free, evidence based program for mild to moderate depression, low mood, stress, anxiety) and Confident Parents program (telephone based coaching service for parents and caregivers).
Here to Help BC
Seven agencies haven come together to form this BC partnership, aiming to provide access to quality information on mental health, illness and substance use.
Virtual services with drop-in or scheduled counselling appointments, peer support and groups for individuals between the ages of 12 and 24 and their caregivers.
Wellness Together Canada
Free collection of resources and counsellors for mental health and substance use. Practice skills with courses, connect with others and track results with regular assessments.
BC Government Virtual Mental Health Supports Guide
The government of BC has compiled information and services around mental health and substance use including a service map and options for housing.
Center for ADHD Awareness Canada
CADDAC has mapped coaching and other resource clinics around Canada to find local support near you.
Mindshift CBT App
Mindshift uses CBT based tools to help reorient thinking and behavioural strategies. The anxiety app is free for users, with additional offerings such as group therapy offered at a fee.
Finding a Virtual Support Group
Frida Community and Circles
Frida now has an online discord community for Frida patients, as well as Frida Circles, a series of peer support groups that meet-up on a weekly basis. If you are interested, please reach out to email@example.com.
Other Support Groups
CADDAC Support Groups, organized by region
CADDAC runs a series of support groups, divided by region and group (e.g., parents, young adults)
CADDAC Support Finder
Annie from CADDAC will connect you with support groups and other resources within your area. Please contact CADDAC using the information listed.