Health & Wellness

Brighton College promotes off-campus resources for health and wellness to ensure that you can focus on your studies. There are many community resources that you can access for free. Drop by the library for a print version of the list. If you have questions, please contact the library at

Mental Health Emergency

If you of another student is faced with an emergency mental health crisis:

  • Contact local emergency 911
  • Visit the Emergency Room at the nearest hospital
  • Contact Car 87 by calling Access & Assessment Center’s 24-hour crisis line at (604) 675-3700 or via 9-1-1

Sexual Assault

  • If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, the steps you should take include ensuring the survivor’s safety, getting the survivor to a safe place, and seeking medical attention
  • If you are feeling threatened or unsafe, inform the front desk at the campus. You may also call the campus front desk line (604) 430-5608
  • WAVAW Rape Crisis Center: 24-Hour Crisis and Information line: (604) 255-6344

Drug & Alcohol Overdose

  • If you think you may be having an overdose or are witnessing an overdose, call 9-1-1 immediately
  • Brighten College’s address is 101- 4603 Kingsway Street, Burnaby
  • Arrange for someone to meet first responders outside the building and escort them to the scene
  • Alert the Front Desk

Suicide / Crisis Services

  • Call 9-1-1 or visit your nearest emergency department at the hospital
  • Reach out to the following free 24-hour Crisis Services:
    • Vancouver Crisis Line: (604) 872-3311
    • Suicide Hotline: 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
    • Fraser Health Crisis Line: (604) 951-8855 (serves Burnaby and Surrey)
    • Kuu-Us Crisis Response Services: 1-800-588-8717 (Serves Indigenous Community members)
    • Teletypewriter (TTY): 1-866-872-0133
  • Here2talk
    • Free 24-hour services allows you to immediately connect with a counselor through chat or on the phone. You can request counselling services in multiple languages, including French, Mandarin, Cantonese, Punjabi, Spanish, Arabic and more!
    • All you have to do is download the Here2talk app on the Play Store / Apple store or you can call the following number: (604) 642-5212

List of Crisis Contacts

  • 9-1-1 or local Emergency Room
  • Vancouver Crisis Center (604) 872-3311
  • Crisis Line 1-866-661-3311
  • BC Wide Crisis Line 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
  • Metal Health Support Line: Call 310-6789 (no area code)
  • Alcohol & Drug Information Referral Service: Call 1-800-663-1441 (604-660-9382 in the Lower Mainland)