You are here

Reach Out: Help is Available

 

Help is available if you or a loved one are experiencing suicidal thoughts. Reach Out.  

Get help if you or someone else is in immediate danger, or at risk of harming yourself or others. Call 911, or visit your nearest emergency room

On-Campus Resources for Students (Vancouver and Okanagan) 
UBC Vancouver campus

Student Health Services

  • Student Health Service offers a wide range of health assessments and treatments provided by doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, and specialists. 
  • To book your first mental health appointment, phone 604 822 7011 or come in person.
  • For all other concerns, book online, call, or come in person.

Mental health support at Counselling Services

  • If you're feeling persistently stressed, anxious, or sad, you can drop in to Counselling Services to schedule a Wellness Advising or Drop-In Counselling appointment in Brock Hall. These appointments are available on a drop-in basis each day.
  • Wellness Advising appointment:  These 15 – 20 minute appointments focus on assessment and wellness planning that connects you to the level of support that best meets your needs. 
  • Drop-In Counselling appointment:  Many students find that a single counselling session can help them move forward in a positive direction. These 45 minute appointments are goal-directed, focusing on strengths and identifying helpful perspectives and/or strategies. 

Counselling and Coaching through Empower Me

  • 1-844-741-6389 (toll-free)
  • Empower Me offers mental health counselling in person, by telephone, by video-counselling, or by e-counselling. This support is available 24/7 and support is available in multiple languages.
UBC Okanagan campus
  • Health and Wellness
  • 250-807-9270
  • Health and Wellness provides a range of student health services on the UBC Okanagan campus.
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.
Off-Campus 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.

Empower Me

  • 1-844-741-6389 (toll-free)
  • Empower Me offers mental health counselling in person, by telephone, by video-counselling, or by e-counselling. This support is available 24/7 and is free of charge for students who are members of the AMS/GSS Student Health Plan.

Here To Help

  • Offers information on a number of topics, including suicide.

Métis Crisis Line

  • 1-833-MÉTISBC (1-833-638-4722)
  • This toll-free number is available 24/7 for immediate crisis intervention, but also a variety of other issues like relationship troubles, depression and anxiety, financial issues, and bullying and peer pressure support. The staff have training to assist in many ways. They also have Métis information available like how to connect with local Métis Chartered Communities.
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.

Here To Help

  • Offers information on a number of topics, including suicide.

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.

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.

Headsupguys

  • Health strategies for managing and preventing depression for men.

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.

 

 

Need help now?

Reach out and call 1-800-784-2433

We all have a hand in shaping campus environments that support health, wellbeing, and sustainability. By championing wellbeing, we can build stronger and more inclusive communities at UBC and beyond.