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Crisis numbers for Vancouver Island

Need support over the holidays or in general? Reach out and give these numbers a call.


The Vancouver Island Crisis Line offers 24-hour crisis line service to Vancouver Island, the islands of the Georgia Strait, and the mainland communities between Powell River and Rivers Inlet, as defined by Island Health. It operates 365 days a year. Crisis workers provide short-term nonjudgemental emotional, support, crisis intervention, information, and resources.

Note: This toll-free number works only within the province of British Columbia. Out-of-province callers needing to reach the Crisis Line are invited to dial our office number at 1-250-753-2495 (long distance fees apply) and select Option 2 to be transferred to the Vancouver Island Crisis Line.

1800SUICIDE 1-800-784-2433

The Vancouver Island Crisis Line and other network members of the Crisis Line Association of BC answer this 24/7/365 provincial service to support callers experiencing suicidal thoughts. Workers provide skilled suicide assessment, de-escalation, intervention, referrals, and short-term support.

310-6789 310Mental Health Support

(no need for "1" in front of this number) The Vancouver Island Crisis Society also answers the provincial 310Mental Health Support service 24/7/365 to provide empowering emotional support, information on appropriate resources and a wide range of support relating to mental health concerns.

1-833-456-4566 Canada Suicide Prevention Service

Developed by Crisis Services Canada (CSC), the Canada Suicide Prevention Service includes 24/7 Crisis Line service. The Vancouver Island Crisis Society is part of the CSC collaboration of non-profit distress and crisis service centres located throughout Canada. This service is available throughout Canada.



Vancouver Island Crisis Line: 1-888-494-3888 The Vancouver Island Crisis Line is an Island Health contracted service Please see note for out-of-province callers.

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