Reach Out

If you need immediate emergency assistance call 911.

There are several organizations dedicated to supporting first responders and their families with mental health issues. Find out what resources are available to you.

Crisis Numbers

If you or someone you know is in crisis, these organizations can assist you.

The Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Center of BC

The Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of BC (Crisis Centre) is a non-profit, volunteer organization committed to helping people help themselves and others deal with crisis.


Phone toll-free. 24 hours a day,
7 days a week

WorkSafeBC - Crisis Support Line

Contact WorkSafeBC if you are an injured worker, and you or your family is in emotional crisis.


Phone toll-free. 24 hours a day,
7 days a week

Goverment of Canada Mental Health Support

The Government of Canada Mental Health Support page provides free resources for mental health and substance use support.


24 hours a day, 7 days a week or
text WELLNESS to: 686868 for youth, 741741 for adults

First Responder Mental Health Supports

As a first responder, there are support organizations and programs available to you.

Honour House Society

Honour House Society is a refuge, a home away from home for Canadian Forces personnel, emergency services personnel and their families to stay, completely free of charge, while they are receiving medical care and treatment in the Metro Vancouver area.

509 St. George Street New Westminster, BC V3L 1L1

Phone: 778-397-4399 Fax: 778-397-4396

Honour Ranch

In October 2019, Honour Ranch was unveiled as the new chapter in Honour House Society’s outreach.

Located 10 kilometres south of Ashcroft, B.C., Honour Ranch is a tranquil retreat, a place of education and personal growth. Members of the Canadian Armed Forces, Veterans, Emergency Services Personnel, and their families can discover cutting edge strategies in the treatment of operational stress injuries including anxiety, depression, and PTSD.

First Responder Support Network

The mission of the First Responder Support Network (FRSN) is to provide educational treatment programs to promote recovery from stress and critical incidents experienced by first responders and their families.

First Responder Support Network - The Significant Other And Spouses (SOS) Program

The SOS residential program is for emergency responder partners and spouses who have been affected by their loved one’s critical incidents (resulting in secondary or vicarious trauma), but may also be experiencing symptoms of depression or anxiety and need a program to address their needs.

Other Organizations That Support Mental Health

These organizations can support you and your workplace to better support the mental health of the workplace.

Mental Health Commission of Canada

The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) leads the development and dissemination of innovative programs and tools to support the mental health and wellness of Canadians. Through its unique mandate from the Government of Canada, the MHCC supports federal, provincial, and territorial governments as well as organizations in the implementation of sound public policy.

Canadian Mental Health Association

As a nation-wide, voluntary organization, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness. The CMHA accomplishes this mission through advocacy, education, research and service.

The Tema Foundation

The Tema Foundation is a non-profit organization that focuses on mental health and wellness for frontline workers, first responders, healthcare professionals, public safety personnel, and the important people in their lives. The Tema Foundation website provides free to access educational video resources around mental health.

First Responders First

This website offers resources and services for the First Responder community to understand the various steps of a PTSD program from managing a crisis through to implementing best practices into an existing program.

Wounded Warriors Canada

Wounded Warriors Canada is a national mental health service provider utilizing clinical best practices and evidence-based care to create an environment of compassion, resiliency and hope for Canada’s Veterans, First Responders and their families.