Together We Give Hope

About Us

The Crisis Centre of BC is dedicated to providing help and hope to individuals, organizations, and communities. Spanning the spectrum of crisis support, suicide prevention, and postvention, we engage staff and volunteers in a variety of services and programs that educate, train, and support the strength and capacity of individuals and communities.

We offer:

  • Immediate access to barrier-free, non-judgemental, confidential support and follow-up to youth, adults, and seniors throughout 24/7 phone lines and online services.
  • Education and training programs that promote mental wellness and equip schools, organizations and communities to assist people at risk of suicide.

Our programs work to ensure timely access to support, destigmatize suicide and mental health concerns, and increase awareness and skills for mental health. We engage a community of passionate volunteers. We foster and create compassionate, connected, suicide-safer communities.

Distress Services

Our Distress Services program provides support to vulnerable individuals across British Columbia. We offer services through our 24/7 distress phone lines and online chat services between 12pm and 1am.

Services are delivered by highly trained volunteers and paid responders who provide non-judgemental emotional support through risk assessment, collaborative safety planning, and short-term follow-up by phone. We also engage in emergency rescue services as needed.

If you are in crisis, distress, or having thoughts of suicide, help is available! We are here to listen, here to help – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Contact us:

Anywhere in BC 1-800-SUICIDE: 1-800-784-2433
Mental Health Support Line: 310-6789
Vancouver Coastal Regional Distress Line: 604-872-3311
Sunshine Coast/Sea to Sky: 1-866-661-3311
Online Chat Service for Youth: www.YouthInBC.com (Noon to 1am)
Online Chat Service for Adults: www.CrisisCentreChat.ca (Noon to 1am)

Community Learning & Engagement

We work with individuals across the lifespan to support wellbeing in schools, communities, and organizations. Our programs and services increase awareness about suicide, strengthen intervention skills, facilitate growth and recovery after a suicide experience and provide empowering tools for resiliency.

Training & Courses for Youth

Practical and innovative programs provide a unique opportunity for youth to learn about mental health and gain practical skills for coping. Delivered by staff and volunteers, our youth programs are a vital component of school district mental health education.

More information about programming is available online.

Training & Courses for Adults

Evidence-based and empowering, our education programs form a critical component of organizations’ professional development. In building suicide-safer communities, we engage school staff, health care practitioners, mental health professionals, police, emergency services staff, youth workers, older adult care providers, and community members who want to make a difference.

Our programs recognize the importance of self-awareness and self-care and provide skills and strategies that foster resilience and help prevent stress, burnout, vicarious trauma, and compassion fatigue.

More information about programming is available online.

Newsletter

Subscribe to the Crisis Centre’s monthly newsletter to receive information about upcoming events, special announcements, education and training workshops, volunteer opportunities, ways to support our work, our annual report, and impact stories.