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.
April 19th, 2017 North Shore Bereavement Support Group
Family Services of the North Shore is offering a bereavement support group for those who have experienced the recent death of a loved one starting Thursdays, May 4th to June 22nd, 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Please see our Support Groups page for more information.
April 18th, 2017 Forum: Substance Abuse Deaths – Who is Impacted & How Do We Support Them?
Valley View Funeral Home is hosting a forum specific to substance abuse deaths Wednesday, April 26 at 7 pm. Forum speakers include:
- Andra Dunn – A mother who shares her story of loss
- Roselle Quinones – Port Moody Police Victims Services Program Manager & President of Police Victim Services of BC
- Mark Goheen – M.A., R.C.C. ICCECT Clinical Specialist Mental Health & Substance Use Services, Fraser Health
- George Passmore – M.A., R.C.C. – Manager, Counselling and Substance Use Services, Sources Community Resources
Call 604-596-8866 for more information.
April 18th, 2017 Crisis Response Following Sudden Death Training
BCBH will be hosting free training sessions for victim service workers supporting individuals and families who have been bereaved by a sudden death. Training sessions will be offered in:
- Prince George – April 28, 2017 (space still available)
- Terrace – May 26, 2017
- Fort St. John – June 30, 2017
- Nelson – September 22, 2017
- Nanaimo – October 20, 2017
- Mission – November 24, 2017
For more information, see our training page.
April 18th, 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.