This list includes agencies and organizations on the North Shore, other mental health organizations, a selection of library materials for all members of your family, clinical supports, spiritual care and religious resources and 24/7 phone supports.

Mental Health and Wellness

North Shore Wellness and Resilience Centre

In the response to the events that took place in Lynn Valley Village on Saturday afternoon, North Shore Emergency Management (NSEM), with the support of all three North Shore municipalities, has set up a Wellness & Resilience Centre, offering virtual services.

Learn more about the Wellness and Resilience Centre

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)

The Canadian Mental Health Association is a national charity that helps maintain and improve mental health for all Canadians. There are branches to serve residents in both North Vancouver and West Vancouver. Resources for coping after a traumatic event are available.

Learn more about services available at CMHA North and West Vancouver Branch

Family Services of the North Shore

Family Services of the North Shore offers counselling, support, education, and volunteer engagement opportunities to help you reach your full potential throughout your life, whenever you need us most.

Learn more about services available at Family Services of the North Shore

Foundry North Shore

Foundry North Shore offers young people 12-24 access to mental health and substance use support, primary care, peer support and social services.

Learn more about services available at Foundry North Shore


HelpGuide is a small independent nonprofit that runs one of the world’s top 10 mental health websites. They have produced a resource list on Helping Children Cope with Traumatic Events.

Learn more about HelpGuide

Hollyburn Family Services

Hollyburn provides a range of professional counselling services to individuals, couples and families, supports families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other pervasive developmental disorders, provides residential care for children and adults with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges, and offers training and support to foster parents and extended families.

Learn more about services available at Hollyburn Family Services

North Shore Multicultural Society

North Shore Multicultural Society is a full-service community agency, providing a wide range of settlement services as well as leadership in the building of inclusive communities. Resources for Coping with Traumatic Events are available in English, Farsi and Chinese.

Learn more about services available at North Shore Multicultural Society

Public Health Agency of Canada

When events touch our lives more closely, they can cause a lot of distress, fear and anxiety. It is important to be aware that stressful feelings are normal when our lives are touched by catastrophic events, and that there are steps we can take to feel better. The Public Health Agency of Canada has prepared helping information on responding to stressful or traumatic events.

Resources are available for all ages:

Government of BC: Victim Services

Anyone who has been a victim of crime in British Columbia, their family members and witnesses can use victim services. Services include: help understanding and dealing with the effects of a crime, emotional support, referrals to other community agencies that can help, and more.

Learn more about victim services available from the BC government

On the shelf at the NVDPL

North Shore Libraries can provide suggestions for library materials on building resilience for yourself, children, or members of your family. Get in touch with your local library if you are looking for recommendations for addressing grief and loss and traumatic events at home.

Children’s materials at NVDPL
Adult and young adult materials at NVDPL

Clinical supports via referral

Spiritual care and religious supports

24/7 phone supports

  • > Mental Health BC Online: 310-6789 (no area code needed) operates 24/7
  • > RCMP Crisis Intervention Unit: Contact through RCMP at 604-969-7540
  • > VictimLinkBC: A toll-free, confidential, multilingual service available across B.C. and the Yukon 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can be accessed by calling or texting 1-800-563-0808 or sending an email to