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Self-Help Resources

UFV counsellors have reviewed a number of self-help websites and other resources. Here are some you may find helpful: 

Abbotsford/Chilliwack Community Resources

Archway (Previously known as Abbotsford Community Services)
Services available for youth, families, immigrants, seniors and people with disabilities.

604 859-7681

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

Fraser Health
Services range from hospital care to community-based residential, home health, mental health and public health services.
604 587-4600



A violence and abuse prevention program from the Red Cross.



Information and Support for All Victims of Crime.

24-Hour Helpline for Children

Receives reports of child abuse or neglect.

604 310-1234


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.

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




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.

Also see listings under Mental Health.




This website provides health strategies for managing and preventing depression, and focuses on Men's 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.

Antidepressant Skills for Teens

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

Are you Depressed?

Interactive tool from the BC Ministry of Health.

Also see listings under Mental Health.

Eating Disorders

Kelty Eating Disorders Resources 

This website connects you with resources and information for every stage of the eating disorder journey.  Learn about eating disorders, how to find help for yourself or others, and recovery.

This questionnaire is from New York University.


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)-875-2084

Mental Health

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



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.


Mental Health After Hours Service

Serves adults in the Fraser Health Region.



Mental Health Meter

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


University of Illinois Pamphlets

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


Options for Sexual Health

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


Sexuality and U

Canadian website that provides credible sexual information.



Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of BC

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



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