By calling 8-1-1 you can speak to a health services representative, who can connect you with a registered nurse, registered dietitian, or a pharmacist. They will help you get the information you need to manage your health concerns or those of your family. Available 24 hours. Call to speak to a Nurse 24/7 about non-emergency health concerns. Pharmacists are available 5:00pm - 9:00pm. Dietitians are available 8:00am - 8:00pm Monday to Thursday, 8:00am - 5:00pm Fridays.
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VANCOUVER ISLAND CRISIS LINE
The Vancouver Island Crisis Line is committed to bringing mental health wellness to all communities of Vancouver Island by providing accessible, 24 hour, 7 days a week, emotional telephone support during times of crisis, including connection to the Mental Health Crisis Professionals when required, and information about community resources. We value the principles of confidentiality, non-judgmental acceptance, and respect for diversity, personal empowerment and cooperation.
Online Emotional Support - Anouther service newly added to increase access to support services, there is now a link called, 'Chat Now' on our webpage, www.vicrisis.ca, that will allow someone to begin connecting. Available every night, 7 days a week, from 6pm to 10pm. Chat creates a safe online venue where people can reach out for help. This will be an outlet for populations traditionally hard to engage in face-to-face mental health care such as teens, those who are homebound, people with social anxieties and phobias, and people with hearing or speech impairments.
Additional Contact Information:
1-800-Sucide (784-2433) 310-6789 Mental Health Information Line
Crisis Chat – online emotional support, www.vicrisis.ca, 7 days a week, 6:00pm-10:00pm
Heather Owen, Promotions & Community Relations Coordinator