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Are you struggling with a recent crisis/incident that is causing you distress? Do you need immediate help? Get help now.

If this is an emergency call 9-1-1- immediately.

Health care is a unique line of work with a unique set of factors and pressures. Many of us are exposed to traumatic and mentally draining events that can have a significant impact on our health. At Fraser Health, we want our employees, medical staff and volunteers to feel safe at all times. The following resources can help if you are in distress.

Resources to help you cope with your emotions around the Ukraine/Russia conflict

Fraser Health’s Employee Assistance Program has shared timely and relevant resources to help staff and medical staff in response to the Ukraine/Russia war.

Access counselling support through our Employees Assistance Program

The 24/7 employee assistance toll-free number is 1-844-880-9142. The employee assistance program offers counseling as well as a wide variety of work/life-oriented services at no cost to you to help you balance your responsibilities at work with the obligations you have at home. All Fraser Health employees are eligible for EAP, including casual employees.

How to cope when strong emotions enter our mental and emotional spaces

The resources below offer insights into how we can cope and care for ourselves when strong emotions and/or trauma enters our mental and emotional spaces.

  • Coping with Feelings of Fear and Anxiety About Violence

English | French | Ukrainian | Russian

  • How a traumatic event can affect you

English | French | Ukrainian | Russian

  • Taking care after a traumatic event in English

English | French | Ukrainian | Russian 

  • Tips for helping your child through a traumatic event

English | French | Ukrainian | Russian

The Fraser Health Crisis Line is available and open 24/7 for professional emotional support (details below). 

Fraser Health Crisis Line

The Fraser Health Crisis line provides immediate, free, and confidential emotional support, crisis intervention and community resource information to people of all ages, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Visit the Fraser Health Crisis Line website or call 604-951-8855 or toll free at 1-877-820-7444.

Fraser Health Critical Incident, Stress Management and Resilience team

In the event of a stressful or traumatic event, contact the Fraser Health Critical Incident and Stress Management and Resilience team at 1-844-880-9142 to provide onsite team support. Learn more about Critical Incident Stress Management.

VictimLink BC

VictimLinkBC is a toll-free, confidential telephone service available 24-7, 7-days a week across B.C. and the Yukon that provides support for victims of domestic violence or sexual abuse. Services are offered in 150+ languages, including 17 Indigenous languages.

Visit the VictimLinkBC website, call 1-800-563-0808, or send an email to VictimLinkBC@bc211.ca

Fraser Health respectful workplace

Fraser Health is committed to ensuring employees, medical staff, volunteers, students and others working within our organization are treated with dignity and respect, free from discrimination, harassment and bullying and are supported in resolving workplace disputes in a constructive manner. If you need support in this area, contact Fraser Health’s respectful workplace team