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Shifting to increase Crisis Centre capacity

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By Chelsea Carter with Josh Cytrynbaum, Director, Distress Services, Crisis Response & Operations   While the world seemed to have stopped in response to COVID-19, nothing stopped in the Crisis Centre call-room and online chat services. Crisis line operations remained the same – the Centre did what it does best: respond to crisis.  Calls increased, […]

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Providing support in the new normal

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By Chelsea Carter with Lu Ripley, Director of Community Learning and Engagement In a moment’s notice, a new “normal” was created as British Columbia responded to COVID-19. Schools and offices closed, shops were no longer taking customers, and playgrounds were taped off. In the midst of it, support service providers were suddenly faced with the […]

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Doing what we do best – responding and supporting

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By Oliver Lum In March, the lives of British Columbians along with the majority of Canada changed. We were asked to “stay home” with self-isolation and quarantine orders put in place to do our part in slowing down the spread of COVID-19. The Crisis Centre was called on to do what we do best – […]

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Indigenous Mindfulness Project

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The Crisis Centre of BC has been offering a mindfulness-based life skills for resiliency program for the past 12 years ​within the traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples – sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nations (Vancouver, Burnaby and the North Shore). Flexible and adaptive, this program has been offered in a range […]

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Responding to the mental health crisis: Giving Tuesday Now campaign

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By Chelsea Carter with Stacy Ashton As the global COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the physical health of people around the globe, we face an ongoing mental health crisis. During this ever-changing and uncertain time, people are facing unforeseen financial and social stresses due to sudden job loss, fear of illness, and the pressures of […]

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