Self-Help Resources

There are so many sites on the Internet that it can be hard to focus on what you need. UFV counsellors have reviewed a number of self-help websites and other resources. Here are some you may find helpful:

Abbotsford/Chilliwack Community Resources
Abbotsford Community Services
Services available for youth, families, immigrants, seniors and people with disabilities.
www.abbotsfordcommunityservices.com
604 859-7681

Chilliwack Community Services
Help available for a variety of community and personal concerns.  
www.comserv.bc.ca
604 792-4267

Fraser Health
Services range from hospital care to community-based residential, home health, mental health and public health services.
www.fraserhealth.ca
1-877-935-5669
604 587-4600


Abuse

RespectED

A violence and abuse prevention program from the Red Cross.

www.redcross.ca/article.asp?id=294&tid=030

24-Hour Helpline for Children

Receives reports of child abuse or neglect.

604 310-1234


Addictions

Alcohol & Drug Information & Referral Service

Service for people across B.C. needing help with any kind of substance abuse issue 24 hours a day.

Toll-free: 1-800-663-1441

Lower Mainland: (604) 660-9382

 

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Canadian site with lots of information about addiction issues.

www.camh.ca

Gambling Help

A help-line and website for anyone who is affected by their own or another’s gambling habit.

Toll-free line: 1-888-795-6111

www.bcresponsiblegambling.ca

Anxiety

AnxietyBC

AnxietyBC increases awareness and promotes education and evidence-based treatments for anxiety-related disorders. The site includes pamphlets and self-help programs on obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic attacks, anxiety, phobias, social anxiety and post traumatic stress disorder.

www.anxietybc.com

 

Also see listings under Mental Health.

Depression

Antidepressant Skills Workbook

This workbook gives an overview of depression, explains how to manage it and gives instructions for changing patterns that trigger depression.

www.comh.ca/antidepressant-skills/adult/
 

Antidepressant Skills for Teens

This is a workbook for teens that explains three main skills you can use to overcome depression or prevent it.

www.comh.ca/publications/pages/dwd/

Are you Depressed?

Interactive tool from the BC Ministry of Health.

www.healthlinkbc.ca/kb/content/special/tx4369.html#tx4371 

Also see listings under Mental Health.

 

Eating Disorders

Eating Disorder Questionnaire

This questionnaire is from New York University.

http://www.nyu.edu/shc/medservices/questionnaire.html
 

Eating Disorders Resource Centre

Toll-free information line for the public about eating disorders that serves individuals with disordered eating issues, as well as their families, friends and health professionals.

Toll-free line: 1-800-665-1822

Lower Mainland: (604) 806-9000

 

Mental Health

Canadian Psychological Association

This site provides a range of information sheets on a variety of common mental health issues.

www.cpa.ca/psychologyfactsheets

HeretoHelp

HeretoHelp is a group of seven leading B.C. mental health and addictions agencies. They have brochures, fact sheets and toolkits to help you manage mental health problems.   

www.heretohelp.bc.ca

 

Mental Health After Hours Service

Serves adults in the Fraser Health Region.

1-877-384-8062

 

Mental Health Meter

The Canadian Mental Health Association’s Mental Health Meter helps you to assess your mental health and your coping skills.

http://www.cmha.ca/bins/meter_page.asp?cid=2-267-1304&lang=1
 

University of Illinois Pamphets

The university counselling centre has developed a series of pamphlets on a variety of topics of interest to students.

www.counselingcenter.illinois.edu/?page_id=7

 

Relationships

Options for Sexual Health

Website devoted to providing reliable and confidential sexual health information and support.
www.optionsforsexualhealth.org

 

Sexuality and U

Canadian website that provides credible sexual information.

www.sexualityandu.ca
 

Suicide

Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of BC

Visit their website or call their phone line 24/7 for support for emotional distress.

1-800-SUICIDE

www.crisiscentre.bc.ca
 

YouthinBC

Online service where youth can connect with trained volunteers and staff online rather than by phone.

www.youthinbc.com

 


Contact Us

Counselling Services

 

B214, Abbotsford

604 854-4528

 

Chilliwack CEP Building A, Room A1318

604 795-2808

 

9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Monday to Friday

 

After Hours

Call the Crisis Line at

604 951-8855

or toll free
1-877 820-7444



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