Each year Distress Centre Niagara holds a Suicide Awareness walk on September 10th in recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day. The event is held in support of those affected by suicide and to raise awareness in the community. The event and what it stands for is significant to us and the community at large.
With the uncertainty of the timeline of the group gathering restrictions in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic and wanting to create a safe environment for participants, we will be holding this year’s event in a Virtual format.
For more information and current updates on this year's walk please follow the event on Facebook (click here).
To register for this event (free) click here.
If you are interested in fundraising for this event as an individual or a team you can signup and create your own fundraising page here.
Hamilton is hosting a Zero Suicide Initiative conference in October. Check out the poster for details!!!
Distress Centre Crisis Line
Distress Centre of Niagara provides a free, confidential telephone support service, utilizing highly skilled volunteers, to assist anyone in need in the Niagara Region. Volunteer crisis workers listen to callers’ concerns, assist callers with solving their own problems, provide information and referrals where appropriate and intervene in life threatening situations.
Mental Health and Addictions Access Line
The Mental Health and Addictions Access Line is the first point of access to mental health and addiction services for adult residents of Niagara. Volunteers provide immediate support and explore services with the caller to find the most appropriate fit. Once that is determined, a referral can be made.
Additional training relative to the protocols established with the sixteen service partners within the network will be required before starting on the Mental Health and Addictions Access Line. For more information about the Mental Health and Addictions Access Line, visit their website: AccessLineNiagara.com
As a representative of Distress Centre Niagara, a Bingo Volunteer would be expected to attend pre-scheduled gaming events at the local Gaming Centre. While attending, the volunteer would be responsible for greeting and welcoming individuals and providing information about the agency should the patron ask. The intention is create a fun, active and welcoming environment. Other responsibilities include keeping the hall tidy and potentially calling back winning bingo cards.
Please contact the Distress Centre for an additional volunteer informational package.