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Contact the Helpline 604-738-9950
Toll-Free: 1-877-779-2223
  
"It's nice to be heard... I am glad you are there..."
Helpline Caller
"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.
Helpline Caller

Welcome to the BC Bereavement Helpline



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

or

email

LATEST NEWS

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

           https://www.ualberta.ca/admissions-programs/online-courses/indigenous-canada/index.ht

  • Watch a documentary to learn about past and present indigenous realities

           https://forlovefilm.com/

  • Donate to an organization that supports indigenous projects, movements and nations

           https://www.onedayspay.ca/


Expanded Helpline Hours

 

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.


Please Donate

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 Helpline

    For 30 years, BCBH has operated the Helpline, our telephone or email-based grief support system open 9am - 5pm, Monday through Friday

  • Support Groups & Events

    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

  • Resources & Support Materials

    The BCBH is committed to increasing public understanding of bereavement as a normal life process through education, advocacy, networking, and dissemination of information

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