For fifty years we have been dedicated to providing help and hope to individuals, organizations, and communities. We seek to foster compassionate, connected, suicide-safer communities.
Help break down the barriers to accessing immediate crisis support and enhance community learning.
- immediate access to barrier-free, non-judgmental, confidential support and follow-up is provided to youth, adults and seniors through our 24/7 phone lines and online services
- education and training programs that promote mental wellness and equip schools, organizations and communities to assist people at risk of suicide
Join us in marking 50 years of service.
The Centre was founded by community-minded volunteers who saw a need in the community and believed that a listening service could help people in distress.
We are carrying on that vision!
Stigma and affordability are too often a barrier to seeking support. Stigma prevents 40% of folks with anxiety or depression from seeking help. From 2009 - 2017, there was an 86% increase in hospitalizations across BC for mental health issues of youth. More than 600 BC residents died by suicide in 2015, and suicide remains the second leading cause of death among youth.