Additional resources

Access mental health resources for students, faculty, and staff.

Resources for Students

UBC Vancouver campus

UBC Okanagan campus

After Hours

  • Empower Me (24 hours) – 1.844.741.6389
    • Free urgent counselling for UBC students in person, by telephone, video, or via online chat.
    • Free life coaching about subjects like personal performance, wellbeing, and relationships for students who are members of the AMS/GSS Student Health Plan.
  • Crisis Centre (24 hours) – 1.800.784.2433
    • Multi-lingual service
    • Confidential chat and phone support
    • TTY: 1.866.872.0113

For mental health emergencies

  • Call 9.1.1

Resources for Faculty and Staff

UBC Vancouver campus

UBC Okanagan campus

  • Employee and Family Assistance Program for Faculty and Staff
    • 1.800.387.4765
    • A confidential counselling service that can provide support to you or your family members regarding any personal problems that affect your family or work life, or your general well-being. EFAP also provides preventative resources, such as financial counselling, parenting and eldercare experts, legal advice and nutritional counselling.

After Hours

  • Crisis Centre (24 hours) – 1.800.784.2433
    • Multi-lingual service
    • Confidential chat and phone support
    • TTY: 1.866.872.0113

For mental health emergencies

  • Call 9.1.1

Tools for Faculty and Staff

Vancouver Campus

Okanagan Campus

Coping with Loss

“Losing someone to suicide is a unique loss like no other, and can lead to a number of conflicting feelings and many unanswered questions.  There is no one way to feel or grieve the death by suicide – we all react and grieve differently.  And most importantly, it is important to remember that you are not alone – that suicide impacts more people than we often know about.”

– Crisis Centre of BC

For resources, support and information: https://crisiscentre.bc.ca/suicide-loss/