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.
February 21st, 2017 Scotiabank Charity Challenge June 25!
Please join us in our annual fundraising effort by walking or running in the Scotiabank Vancouver 5K walk/run or 1/2 Marathon Group Charity Challenge! Our goal is to raise $50,000 to allow us to continue helping provide education, advocacy and support for those coping with grief.
See our Facebook Event Page for information on registration.
February 14th, 2017 Thank You Arbor Memorial!
A big thank you to Arbor Memorial Foundation for generously donating $2000 to BC Bereavement Helpline. Our Vice President, Marlyn Ferguson, holds the key to more grief support in our community.
February 6th, 2017 Traumatic Loss Facilitator Training & Crisis Response Following Sudden Death Training
The BC Bereavement Helpline is hosting a two-day training session for individuals and professionals who wish to be trained to run an eight week traumatic death (including homicide and suicide) grief support group (Vancouver) as well as training sessions for victim service workers supporting individuals and families who have been bereaved by a sudden death (all across BC).
For more information, see our training page.
February 6th, 2017 Homicide and Suicide Loss Support Groups
The BC Bereavement Helpline will be hosting an 8-week homicide loss support group, starting April 11th, as well as a suicide loss support group (in partnership with the Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prevention Centre of BC), starting February 21st. For more information, please see our Coming Events and Support Groups page.
January 9th, 2017 BCBH in the News
Asya Hadzismajlovic, Executive Director of the BC Bereavement Helpline, discusses grieving the loss of a loved one over the holidays, including coping strategies and ways to pay tribute, with Global News. Watch on our new Media Coverage page.