When you call or email the Helpline you will be met with a trained and compassionate volunteer who can provide you compassionate listening, or qualified referrals for grief support in B.C.
Please note our Helpline will be closed on Saturday, May 20th, Monday, May 22nd and Saturday, May 27th. And, as of May 17th, we have currently paused our Wednesday and Friday evening 5pm - 8:30pm shift due to limited resources (staffing/volunteers). If you call during a time when the line is not answered, please leave us as message and we'll get back to you the next business day. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you are in crisis and need immediate assistance, please contact the Crisis Line at 1-866-661-3311.
Building Hope: a new grief education series offered by BC Bereavement Helpline, in partnership with the Crisis Centre of BC, for the suicide bereaved.
View the sessions and register here!
Please note these sessions are intended for people who have lost someone to suicide. If you are a professional interested in grief training, please email email@example.com
As a non-profit organization, the BC Bereavement Helpline relies on government grants, community grants, and private donations to deliver our programs and services. Please consider making a donation to support BCBH and the people we serve.
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We gratefully acknowledge that our offices are located on the traditional and unceded territories of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
For 30 years, BCBH has operated the Helpline, our telephone or email-based grief support system open 9am - 5pm, Monday through Friday
The BCBH specializes in helping those who have experienced traumatic loss (through homicide or suicide) offering facilitated homicide and suicide grief support groups, sudden death trainings for victim services professionals and special events
The BCBH is committed to increasing public understanding of bereavement as a normal life process through education, advocacy, networking, and dissemination of information