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Emergency and Crisis Response
A crisis can be caused by events such as physical or emotional injury or illness, thoughts of suicide, harassment or discrimination, worries about your safety, substance misuse, violence, or academic failure.
Monday to Friday, 9am - 4pm
If you are faced with an emergency or crisis, a counsellor or other health care provider will see you as soon as possible. During normal office hours, please call 250 807 9270 or come to UNC 337 and let the person you speak with know that you are experiencing a crisis or emergency.
After Hours and Weekends
If you experience a crisis or emergency after routine office hours, please call UBCO security at their emergency number of 250 807 8111. RCMP and ambulance are available by calling 911.
Sexual Assault Crisis and Concerns
Students are asked to alert Campus Security to any concerns about sexual assaults. If you are the victim of an assault please seek out the appropriate health care as soon as possible. Health and Wellness attempts to respond to these concerns as soon as possible.The Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office also offers a number of resources to support those who have experienced sexual assault.
For students who live on campus, Resident Advisors or Resident Life Managers may be able to assist.
Students: Helping yourself
At times, university life can be very stressful and although students utilize a variety of helpful coping strategies to deal with stress, things can become overwhelming. If you feel you are at risk of hurting yourself or feel suicidal...
- Health and Wellness is available Mon - Fri, 9am-4pm. Call 250 807 9270 and alert the person you speak with about your concerns to ensure you can be seen immediately
- Security can be reached outside of these hours at 250 807 8111
- If this feels urgent, call 911
- Crisis lines are available 24/7 at 1-800-SUICIDE (784 2433)
- "People in Need" crisis line is available 24/7 at 1-888-353-CARES (353 2273)
Students: Helping others
If you are a student who is concerned about another student, reach out and offer support using this guide of steps and resources, provided by UBC Vancouver. Please reach out to staff or faculty to assist you.
Any community member can also reach out to the Community Response Team at Interior Health. This team of trained professionals will go into the community to assess anyone that a community member raises concerns about.
Many staff, faculty and students had been trained in QPR. This suicide awareness program stands for "Question-Persuade-Refer." This program teaches people to recognize warning signs in individuals experiencing distress and educates people on how to response to those in distress to prevent a possible tragedy. We encourage all students interested in this to attend a training session - contact Health and Wellness to find out when the next session will be.
Dr. C. Szostak's 2013 Term 2 Psychology 361 class created a suicide awareness brochure that can be downloaded here: Suicide Awareness
Students can also use the above contacts to help them in addressing concerns for a friend in distress.
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