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 & Support Groups and direct mental health and wellness supports for families experiencing difficulty with the mental health system of care.
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.
The 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 - Justun Miller (604) 736-2881 Justun.Miller@vch.ca
Long-term hospital or hospital like settings
Regional Tertiary - Zachariah Finley (604) 313-1918 Zachariah.Finley@vch.ca
Jennifer Glasgow (604) 736-2881 Jennifer.Glasgow@vch.ca