Suicide prevention resources

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Resources for students

UBC Vancouver campus

Counselling Services
UBC Counselling Services is available to assist students with a wide variety of personal concerns including stress, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, and suicidality.

Student Health Service
604-822-7011
Provides medical care for UBC Vancouver students.

UBC Okanagan campus

Health and Wellness
250.807.9270
Health and Wellness provides a range of student health services on the UBC Okanagan campus.

Off campus

Crisis Centre BC
Vancouver crisis line (24 hours): 604-872-3311
Suicide Hotline (24 hours, BC-wide toll free): 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
TTY: 1.866.872.0113
Provides confidential, non-judgmental, free emotional support to anyone experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

SAFER Counselling Service
604-675-3985
Provides support, counselling, and referrals for individuals who feel suicidal and for people whose lives have been affected by suicide.

YouthinBC.com Online Crisis Support 
Provides support, information and resources for a variety of youth-related issues.

Here To Help
Offers information on a number of topics, including suicide.


Resources for faculty and staff

UBC Vancouver 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.

Assisting Students in Distress: A Guide for Faculty and Staff

Everyone plays an important role in supporting student mental health and wellbeing.  Faculty and staff can use this guide to know what to look for, say and do if they are concerned about a student.

Helping Staff and Faculty in Distress: A Guide for Colleagues and Supervisors

We all play a role in creating a healthy and respectful work environment. The following guidelines are meant to help you take the first steps in helping a colleague you are concerned about or who may be in distress.

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.

Assisting Students in Distress: A Guide for Faculty and Staff

Everyone plays an important role in supporting student mental health and wellbeing.  Faculty and staff can use this guide to know what to look for, say and do if they are concerned about a student.

Other resources

Crisis Centre BC
Vancouver crisis line (24 hours): 604-872-3311
Suicide Hotline (24 hours, BC-wide toll free): 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
TTY: 1.866.872.0113
Provides confidential, non-judgmental, free emotional support, to anyone experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

SAFER Counselling Service
604-675-3985
Provides support, counselling, and referrals for individuals who feel suicidal and for people whose lives have been affected by suicide.


Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) training

UBC “QPR” Suicide Prevention Training
Provides the knowledge needed to reach out to a friend, peer, student, family member, or colleague who may be experiencing suicidality and connects them to resources that will help.


More resources

Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention
The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention website provides information and resources related to suicide.

Canadian Mental Health Association
The Canadian Mental Health Association website provides information on suicide prevention and other mental health issues.

Okanagan Suicide Awareness Society (OSAS)
Based in Kelowna, OSAS is a registered charity with a goal is to raise awareness and to offer support to survivors of suicide loss.