The Provincial Crisis Lines Network
is a network of crisis lines across BC. The Crisis Line Association of British Columbia (CLABC) oversees the work of these crisis lines, whose purpose is to promote, support and enhance telephone crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for individuals and communities throughout British Columbia.
CLABC provides a structure for its member crisis lines, including those under contract with regional health authorities, which enables the sharing of experience, resources and information to support quality services that empower people to cope with emotional crisis, distress and suicide.
The network is responsible for two crisis lines that offer immediate, 24 hour access to services for anyone in the province with suicide or mental health or substance use issues and/or concerns:
- 1800SUICIDE, developed for individuals considering suicide or for those who are concerned about someone who may be;
- 310Mental Health Support (310-6789), a mental health support line that provides emotional support, information and resources specific to mental health and substance use.
The work of the Provincial Crisis Lines Network is supported by BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services and the Ministry of Health. BCMHSUS funds CLABC to keep the Provincial Crisis Line Network in operation and facilitates regular meetings of the Provincial Advisory Committee for the Provincial Crisis Lines Network.