Resources for Those Affected by Fires and Floods in BC

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This page provides:

checkmarkAccess to 24/7 youth and adult counseling support
checkmarkAccess to the Peer Support warmline
checkmarkLinks to practical support for people affected by floods in British Columbia

How It Helps

This list of resource can help by:

checkmarkSupporting flood and natural disaster survivors in processing and responding to their emotions
checkmarkProviding opportunities for connection and discussion
checkmarkDirecting to practical supports available in British Columbia

This page provides:

checkmarkAccess to 24/7 youth and adult counseling support
checkmarkAccess to the Peer Support warmline
checkmarkLinks to practical support for people affected by floods in British Columbia

This list of resource can help by:

checkmarkSupporting flood and natural disaster survivors in processing and responding to their emotions
checkmarkProviding opportunities for connection and discussion
checkmarkDirecting to practical supports available in British Columbia

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If you’ve been affected by the flooding in British Columbia, click here to read the latest emergency information and find out if you are eligible for financial aid.

If you or someone you care about has been directly or indirectly impacted by the recent flooding events in British Columbia —or if you’ve been feeling distressed watching these kinds of events happen in recent months—just know that you’re not alone. We’re here to provide support during this difficult time, and to help connect you with the thousands of other people and organizations in Canada who are eager to help.

Below are resources to help you or your loved ones find mental health and wellness support.


Resources on Wellness Together Canada

Talk

Partners of Wellness Together Canada offer counselling support for youth and adults. You don’t have to be going through a specific problem to call these lines. Whatever is on your mind, the counsellors are there to support you. This service is completely free and has low wait times.

Connect

You do not have to go through this alone. Connect with a Peer Supporter who has lived experience with mental health or substance use, or join a support group. 

Track 

Consider taking a 5-minute assessment to measure your current state of wellness. If you create an account, you can use the tool to monitor and track your progress over time. Your wellness results will be displayed in a both a graph form and point scores with explanations to help you understand what your answers reflect. We can send you email reminders when your next check-in is due to help keep you on track.


Agriculture Specific Resources

AgSafe BC 

AgSafe is the health and safety association for BC's agricultural producers.

AgSafe has a team of industry-specific emergency response liaison personnel to work with agricultural producers impacted by the current emergency situation.

Contact the AgSafe office to connect with your Industry Emergency Response Liaison:

Toll Free: 1-877-533-1789

Email: Contact@AgSafeBC.ca

Web: www.AgSafeBC.ca/contact-us


If you are in distress, you can call these confidential lines on any day at any time:

Mental Health Support Line (BC wide): 310-6789 (no area code)

BC Mental Health 310 is a toll-free number that will connect you to a BC crisis line, without a wait or busy signal. 

KUU-US Indigenous Line: 1-800-588-8718

The KUU-US line is a 24-hour support service for callers across British Columbia. The service has protocol agreements with First Nations communities in BC, Métis Nation BC, and several hospitals. They will listen without judgement and connect you to other services if needed.

If you are having suicidal thoughts: 1-800-784-2433

The Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of British Columbia provides a confidential, 24/7 toll-free crisis line for people who are feeling suicidal, are concerned for someone who might be suicidal, or who are looking for emotional support.

The Hope for Wellness Helpline: 1-855-242-3310

The Hope for Wellness Help Line offers immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention to all Indigenous peoples across Canada. On request, phone counselling is also available in Cree, Ojibway, and Inuktitut.

Or text:

Adults: Type/text WELLNESS to the number 741741

Youth: Type/text WELLNESS to the number 686868

Frontline workers: Type/text FRONTLINE to the number 741741

Indigenous peoples can also message Hope for Wellness through https://www.hopeforwellness.ca/ 

Photo courtesy of the Province of British Columbia.

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