Mental Health

While sex can be a lot of fun, it can also be a significant source of stress. Whether that’s because we’re having too much or too little for our liking, or for a wide range of other issues, it’s clear that our sex lives can impact our mental health (or the other way around!). Because gay life isn’t always smooth sailing, it’s good to talk to someone about whatever may be troubling you, things you are coping with, or stuff you are trying to sort out.

HIM cares about your mental health, and HIM has some programs designed to help:

Professional Counselling

HIM offers a zero-cost volunteer run counselling program to gay men with low annual income (as well as guys from marginalized groups), staffed by professional counsellors from our communities. HIM uses a “solution focused model” in their 8-session service. Our counsellors aim to create a safe, welcoming environment where you can safely and confidentially explore difficult personal issues. Counselling sessions are provided for free, or by donation. For more information:


Counselling can help in a lot of areas in your life, and for guys who have a medium to high annual income, HIM offers a reduced rate counselling program to make sure that guys can get access to high quality counselling at a price they can afford. To make this happen, HIM has offered the use of the Davie Health Centre to certain trusted counsellors free of charge. In exchange, the counsellors will work with guys for a rate between $50-80 per session. For more information:

Is your health and wellness being challenged?
Talking to one of the Health Promotion Case Managers can help!

Want to make changes in your life and improve your sexual, physical, or mental health? Need help navigating health and social services such as finding a doctor, housing or getting on income assistance? We’re here for you!

We provide a holistic approach to health that goes beyond HIV, STIs and sexual practices to address the physical, social, and mental aspects of your health and well-being. Our case managers work with you to recognize and address your needs on your terms.

Want to know more about us and what we do? Visit our website:, or give us a call Monday to Friday (9am – 5pm) at: 604 812 2838

To find out more information about these programs and services, please contact HIM at: