"It's nice to be heard... I am glad you are there..."
"My grief is normal, I will survive."
Homicide Support Group Participant
"What a gift to be able to be held in such a loving space. I wouldn't be where I am today without this group."
Suicide Support Group Participant
"Thank you so much for your help, and laughing at my jokes.
Welcome to the BC Bereavement Helpline
We are a non-profit, free, and confidential service that connects the public to grief support services within the province of BC. Whether you are looking for bereavement support groups, community events, information on BC Bereavement Day, information on how to donate or to volunteer with us you will find it here. Please call the BC Bereavement Helpline and speak with one of our caring volunteers for information on our bereavement support groups, agencies, and peer-based support.
Your call is free, confidential, and anonymous. We will help you find the most appropriate support for your specific type of loss.
Call the Helpline at 604-738-9950 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9am - 5pm, Wednesday and Friday 9am - 8:30pm and Saturday 9am - 1pm
Toll free 1-877-779-2223
National Truth and Reconciliation Day
September 30, 2022
How can you become an ally?
Take an indigenous course to learn the untold history of First Nations loss in Canada
As of September 14, 2022 we are happy to announce the expansion to existing Helpline service hours into evening and weekends. 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.
Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9am - 5pm
Wednesdays and Fridays: 9am - 8:30pm
Saturdays: 9am - 1pm
We wish to thank the Sovereign Order of St. John Jerusalem, Vancouver Commandery for their support in the expansion of the Helpline.
The BC Bereavement Helpline relies on government grants, community grants and private donations to deliver its services. Please consider a donation towards additional programming and support for the BCBH.
What Should I Say?
Sometimes we don't know what exactly to say to a friend or loved one experiencing grief.
Here's a guide for what grievers find helpful following a loss.
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