OUR ORGANIZATION

The Crisis Line Association of BC (CLABC) is the provincial association representing member crisis lines from across BC. The organization, formed in 1998, became a registered non-profit society on March 14, 2007 and is dedicated to ensuring that every person in BC has access to the needed emotional support and critical services that crisis lines provide.

 

With this in mind, CLABC developed two provincial networks: 1800SUICIDE and 310Mental Health Support. The networks enhance immediate access to 24-hour crisis line services for anyone at anytime from anywhere in BC. Easy to remember, toll-free phone numbers use routing technology to direct calls to the nearest crisis line network partner. During times when demand for service is high, the technology automatically re-routes the call to  other network partners thereby increasing response capacity. Once connected to a crisis

line, the caller receives the same emotional support, crisis intervention and community resource information that would be provided to those callers who dialed their local crisis line number.

 

To learn more about how you can support our work, please contact us at the phone number or address listed at the bottom of the page.

OUR APPROACH

The 1800SUICIDE and Mental Health Support networks operate on a common approach and make decisions that support a commitment to:

  • Better Practices

  • Empowerment

  • Inclusivity

  • Collaboration & Cooperation among members and Community Stakeholders

  • Respect

  • Accountability

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Liz Robbins
President

 

Distress Services Co-Director, Clinical/Operations, Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prevention Centre of BC, Vancouver

Sheila Dudek
Director

Volunteer Coordinator

West Kootenay Boundary Regional (WKBR)  Crisis Line 

Sandra Boulianne
Vice-President

 

Program Coordinator, Crisis Centre for Northern BC

Akhila Blaise
Director

 

Distress Services Co-Director
Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prevention Centre of BC, Vancouver

Elizabeth Newcombe
Treasurer

 

Executive Director, Vancouver Island Crisis Society, Nanaimo

Debbie Cazander
Director

 

Executive Director
Telecare Crisis & Caring Line

Michelle Nelmes
Director

 

Crisis Line Coordinator

Interior Crisis Line Network, Kelowna

Crisis Line Association of British Columbia

Crisis Lines provide

empowering support

one call at a time

CLABC

crisis line
association
of bc

 

1800SUICIDE
(1-800-784-2433)​

310Mental Health Support
310-6789
(no need to dial area code)
CONTACT US:

Crisis Line Association of BC can be reached c/o Vancouver Island Crisis Society.

​ADDRESS: PO Box 1118, Nanaimo, BC V9R 6E7      PHONE: 250-753-2495

Email: info@crisislines.bc.ca