We provide support, counselling, information and referrals to mental health service for clients and their friends and family. We also provide educational programs to other mental health service providers.
Services for friends and family of mental health clients may include:
Mental wellness information and educational materials
Family education and support groups
Mental health and wellness supports for families experiencing difficulty with the mental health system of care
Develops and implements new mental health programs for families
Consults with families, clients and staff to address any concerns around mental health services
We also provide VCH staff with training and education, develop and implement new mental health programs for families, and consult with families, clients and staff to address any concerns around mental health services.
Our program is supported by a Family Advisory Committee that addresses new and ongoing issues relating to family involvement in mental health in Vancouver, including policy and senior management initiatives.
Short-term hospital stays in Vancouver
Vancouver Acute - Isabella Mori (604) 290-3817 Isabella.Mori@vch.ca
Mental health or substance use issues in Vancouver
Vancouver Community ? vacant, please call 604-736-2881 or email firstname.lastname@example.org while this position is filled
Long-term hospital or hospital like settings
Regional Tertiary - Becky Hynes (604) 313-1918 email@example.com
Jennifer Glasgow (604) 736-2881 Jennifer.Glasgow@vch.ca
Families residing in Vancouver, or who have a family member receiving mental health and addictions services within Vancouver or at a tertiary mental health and substance use site.
Contact family coordinators directly for more information.