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Regional Service Information

Summer Hours at B.C. Schizophrenia Society

With summer around the corner, it's important to know who is around when an emergency strikes. Regional Educators and other staff will be taking some time to recharge over the next few months.

Here is a list of who to contact while your local Regional Educator is away.

This page will be updated periodically throughout the summer. And remember, you can always call 1-888-888-0029.

If you require emergency assistance please call the crisis line at 1-800-784-2433 or 911.

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Vancouver – BCSS – Strengthening Families Together

This course is free, however you MUST pre-register for the next Strengthening Families Together, please contact the Vancouver East Regional Educator, Andrew Kellet at or call 604-754-7464

Re-Mind: A Day of Art, Music & Readings

Bringing Cognitive Remediation to British Columbia: A One-Day Conference

Re-Mind: A day of art, music & readings (May 24)

Vancouver and Richmond Staff Information

Vancouver – Schizophrenia Awareness Day Film Festival

Vancouver – UBC – Chinese mental health forum

Vancouver – VCH – Family Connections Support Group – 1st Thursday & 3rd Monday

6pm-8pm First Thursday of the Month and Third Monday of the Month
Info: Isabella Mori,, 604 290-3817, Becky Hynes, 604-313-1918
Vancouver General Hospital Jim Pattison Building 899 West 12th Avenue At the CIBC Center for Patients and Families
right behind the Information Center

Vancouver Coastal Health Support Contact Info

Vancouver – Mental Health Family Support Group – Last Thursdays

6:30-7:30 pm @ St Paul's Hospital, 1081 Burrard Street, Rm 2B-169, 2nd Floor, Burrard Building. Registration: Pam Plain 604-682-2344 local 64203

Wills and Trusts Seminars

BC Schizophrenia Society’s Wills and Trusts Seminars are held in the Spring and Fall of each year and cover topics such as: wills, estate planning, discretionary trusts, non-discretionary trusts, and registered disability savings plans.
These free Seminars are intended for individuals making their estate arrangements in order to care for a family member living with a mental illness or other disability. Spring Seminar: Date: Thursday, May 14th, 2015 Time: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Place: Vancouver Public Library – Peter Kaye Room
350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver

Local referral and support

Do you have a family member with a mental illness? Are you wondering what services are available for serious mental illness in your community and how to access them? Need help figuring out what to do? BCSS can help. We have staff and volunteers in locations near you who can talk to you about your options and help you get connected. Call us at 604-270-7841 or 1-888-888-0029 email the educator nearest you.

Vancouver – Vancouver Community College – 2nd Wednesday of the month

2nd Wednesday of each month 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Vancouver Community College (Broadway Campus), Room G218 (in B Building), 1155 E. Broadway, Vancouver. Contact Andrew Kellett @ Tel: 604-754-7464

Online Support Groups for Family / Supporters

Partnership Education Presentation Program

VCH Family Involvement Newsletter