Family Involvement & Support Program

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.

Contact our team

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 - (604) 736-2881

Long-term hospital or hospital like settings 
Regional Tertiary - Zachariah Finley (604) 313-1918 Zachariah.Finley@vch.ca 

Manager
Jennifer Glasgow (604) 736-2881 Jennifer.Glasgow@vch.ca

Hours of operation

Monday - Friday 
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Eligibility

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.