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Welcome to the BC Bereavement Helpline

The BC Bereavement Helpline (BCBH) is here for you. 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.


 
December 8th, 2017 Traumatic Loss Facilitator Training – Feb. 23-24, 2018

The BC Bereavement Helpline is hosting a two-day training session for individuals and professionals who wish to be trained to run an 8-week traumatic death (including homicide and suicide) grief support group. This training will build upon the individual’s pre-existing skill-set and introduce topics specific to traumatic loss.

Date: February 23rd & 24th, 2018 (attendance mandatory at both sessions)

Time: 9am-4pm with a 1-hour lunch break each day

Location: @ the BC Crisis Centre, 763 East Broadway, Vancouver

Cost:  $250 Early Bird rate expires January 19, 2018. $300/person after Jan. 19. Includes manual. Registration form and full payment is required in advance via cheque (payable to BC Bereavement Helpline), E-transfer (contact@bcbh.ca) or by credit card through PayPal either on the phone (604-738-9950) or through our website (www.bcbh.ca).

Click here for the registration form: 2018 Feb 23-24 Traumatic Loss Facilitator Training Registration and email to contact@bcbh.ca.

For more information, please contact Jessica Lowe at 604-738-9950 or email contact@bcbh.ca.

2018Spring – Traumatic Loss Facilitator Training Poster


December 5th, 2017 BCBH Needs Volunteers!

With the holidays fast approaching, the BC Bereavement Helpline gets an increase in calls for those who are grieving their loved ones over the holidays. We are in need of more volunteers to help now and into the future to assist those who need help finding resources to help cope with their grief throughout British Columbia. Additionally, if you’ve got skillz with social media, or website content, or promoting BCBH events we’d love to have you! Please CLICK HERE for our volunteer application and email it to contact@bcbh.ca.


November 25th, 2017 2017 Sisters in Strength Wellness Retreat

The BCBH/BCVOH 2017 Sisters in Strength Retreat was held over the weekend of Friday, October 13 – Sunday, October 15, 2017 at the Stsailes Lhawathet Lalem retreat centre in Agassiz, B.C. for Indigenous women who are family members to one of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

(Photo credit Mikhail Crispin)

Fifteen First Nations women participants and ten supporters and facilitators joined together for one weekend of healing and strength building.

Testimonials from participants included:

“Being in a grassroots setting with ladies who also understand grief and loss, it brings forth the healing along with strength.”

“[The retreat] Helped me gain my balance once again.”

“[I feel] More connected with my heritage.”

BCBH would like to extend its profound gratitude to our partners for their invaluable support. We could not have done it without you.

Please see our full report here: BCBH 2017 Sisters in Strength Wellness Retreat Summary – Final V2

BCBH acknowledges the receipt of civil forfeiture funding from the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, Community Safety and Crime Prevention Branch.


We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia and the Department of Justice Canada Victims Fund.