Suicide Prevention, Education and Counselling

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SUICIDE PREVENTION, EDUCATION AND COUNSELLING

Do you have a child that has made a suicide attempt or is at risk of doing so?

The Suicide Prevention, Education and Counselling (SPEAC) program provides support and tools necessary to significantly reduce the risk of suicide.

SPEAC provides suicide risk assessment, urgent-response and short-term counselling for children and youth. Services offered include:

  • Individual and family counselling
  • Risk assessment
  • Consultation

SPEAC Workshops

Workshops are available to schools, community agencies and special interest groups. Participants will learn how to identify warning signs of suicide and ways of providing support to those at-risk. For more information, download SPEAC - School Presentation Information.

Please note: Due to the high demand, please submit your request early. To schedule a workshop, please call 604.584.5811 and ask for a SPEAC Intake Worker.

Eligibility criteria

For children and youth (3-18 years old) living in Surrey, White Rock and Langley who have made a suicide attempt or may be at risk of doing so.

Can you access the program directly?

Yes

Other referral options

You may register for this program directly.

Referrals are also accepted from a variety of sources, including but not limited to: community or health professionals, other agencies, parents, and school counsellors.

To register, make a referral or for general inquiries, please call 604.584.5811 and ask for the SPEAC Intake Worker.

Other information

Location(s)

9815 - 140th Street
Surrey, BC  V3T 4M4 (map)

Monday to Friday (8:30 am - 4:30 pm)
evening appointments available

Contact(s)

Nancy Orlikow
Senior Program Manager
604.584.5811 ext 1325
nancy.orlikow@options.bc.ca