Mental health and substance use services provide a range of health care and support services to adults and older adults struggling with acute, chronic or recurring challenges. Services may be provided in hospitals, the community or in your own home.
Click on the links for the services you are interested in learning more about. For other services available in Vancouver you can also go to the Providence Health Care website.
One in five Canadians experiences a mental illness, but recovery is possible. Like most illnesses, getting early treatment is important. Find ways to access mental health and substance use services.
We support children and youth with serious mental health difficulties or social, emotional or behaviour disturbances, including young children and young adults. Go to the Children & youth mental health services page for more information.
Acute and short term treatment services provide assessment, stabilization and short-term treatment in hospital, community or home environments. Go to the acute and short term treatment services page for more details.
These services help individuals develop skills and access resources to be successful in their living, working and social environments. Learn more about community rehabilitation services.
Learn more about how our programs serve clients with major and persistent mental illnesses in the community.
Search our directory for programs for anyone struggling with body image, disordered eating, and eating disorders.
We provide support, counselling, information and referrals to mental health services to clients and their friends and family. Read more about our family involvement and support program.
Harm reduction / needle exchange
Provides supplies for safer drug injection and smoking, as well as information and referrals to health and substance use services. Learn more about harm reduction.
Mental health & substance use housing
Groups homes, enhanced support apartments and supported independent living housing situations are matched to meet specific needs. Read more about our mental health and substance use housing services.
Online services make it easy to get the help you need at a time and place that is convenient for you.
We provide psychiatric assessment, consultation and time-limited group psychotherapy treatment to adults dealing with various forms of mental illness. Learn more about mental health outpatient services.
Our peer support services provide personalized support from another person with lived experience of mental illness or substance use.
Substance use support
We provide a range of services that can help those struggling with substance use or addiction, including detox, counselling and medication.
Counselling, support, end education for anyone feeling suicidal or has attempted suicide, and their friends or family members. Learn more about SAFER.
Tertiary mental health services provide specialized care to meet the needs of individuals with serious and persistent mental illness who have not been successfully treated by other programs.