Crisis and Emergency

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Community Supports and Services

  • Vancouver Island Crisis Line at 1.888.494.3888 (24/7)
    • Crisis Chat VI Crisis, and text (250.800.3806) 6-10pm, 7 days a week
      Note that due to a staff shortage, Chat and Text services may not be available
  • First Nations and Inuit helpline and chat, 24-7, 1.855.242.3310, culturally competent counsellors, services in English, French, Ojibway, Cree, and Inuktitut
  • Here2Talk  Here2Talk is a free and confidential program that provides all students currently registered with a B.C. post-secondary school access to single-session 24/7 mental health support and community referral services via app, phone and web. 604.642.5212 or Toll Free at 1-877-857-3397
  • 9.8.8 - Suicide Crisis Helpline.  Phone or text support to people in every province and territory 24/7 and 365 days a year through the Government of Canada mental health support.
  • YouthInBC - for youth <25, 24-hr suicide 1.800.784.2433; chat, 12pm-1am PST; other mental health #'s
  • CrisisCentreChat - adults 25+, 24-hr suicide 1.800.784.2433, other mental health #'s; chat 12pm-1am PST
  • CrisisServicesCanada - Suicide prevention and support 1.833.456.4566 (24/7)  text (4546) and chat (2-10pm PST)
    • Haven Society for women who have been sexually assaulted or in situations of domestic violence
      • 24-hr crisis line 1.888.756.0616    see Haven Society for a variety of services 

    Emergency On-Campus

    Emergency, First Aid, Security, Ambulance, Fire, Police, Bomb Threat

    7 days a week / 24 hours a day

    Campus Emergency Phone Numbers

    • Nanaimo Phone: 250.740.6600
    • Cowichan Phone: 1.250.740.6600
    • tiwšɛmawtxʷ (Powell River) Phone: 604.485.2878
    • Parksville Phone: 250.951.3000 or 911

    Emergency Off-Campus

    Police, Fire, and Ambulance Services

    7 days a week /24 hours a day

    • Phone: 911

    Nanaimo Regional General Hospital

    7 days a week/24 hours a day

    • Phone: 250.754.2141
    • Location: 1200 Dufferin Crescent, Nanaimo, BC V9S 5R6

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