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Mental health & substance use

Mental health and substance use services in your community.

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Child & youth mental health & substance use

27 services

Mental health & substance use services in Vancouver

12 services

Mental health & substance use services in Richmond

0 services

Mental health & substance use services in North Shore

11 services

Addiction & substance use

40 services

Body image & eating disorders

3 services

Community-based mental health & substance use services

16 services

Depression, mood & anxiety

28 services

Harm reduction

6 services

Neurodevelopmental conditions

3 services

Psychosis & thought disorders

27 services

Supported housing

2 services

Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind mental health

1 services

Senior's Mental Health

4 services

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

2 services


1 services

Mental health and substance use services A to Z

Browse the complete A to Z list of mental health and substance use services available in-person and virtually.


  • Access and Assessment Centre (AAC)

  • Access Central - Detox Referral Line

  • Acute & Short-Term Crisis Intervention

  • Addiction Medicine

  • Addiction Recovery Program (ARP)

  • Adult Community Support Services

  • Adult Intensive Tertiary Mental Health Rehabilitation Services

  • Adult Mental Health Teams

  • Adult Short-Term Assessment Treatment (ASTAT)

  • Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Clinic

  • Attention Deficit Hyper Activity Disorder (ADHD) Family Education

  • BC Psychosis Program

  • Central Addiction Intake Team (CAIT)

  • Child & Adolescent Mental Health Program (CAP)

  • Child & Youth Mental Health Teams

  • Child & Youth Urgent Response Mental Health Services

  • Community Psychiatric Services

  • Community Transition Teams

  • Complex Pain & Addictions Services (CPAS)

  • Concurrent Disorders Intervention Units

  • Concurrent Disorders Services

  • Connect Parent Group (FACES)

  • Consumer Initiative Fund

  • Crisis Response Lines

  • Detox Services

  • Developmental Disabilities Mental Health Services

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Group Therapy

  • Diners’ Club Congregate Meals Program

  • Drug & Alcohol Resource Teams

  • Drug Checking

  • Early Childhood Mental Health Services

  • Early Psychosis Intervention (EPI)

  • Eating Disorders Program

  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

  • Family & Child Counselling Program

  • Gastown Vocational Services (GVS)

  • Harm Reduction Supplies & Needle Distribution Sites

  • Here4Peers

  • HOpe Centre Family Support

  • Intensive Case Management Teams (ICMT)

  • Lighthouse Virtual Substance Use Care

  • Mental Health & Substance Use Services

  • Mental Health & Substance Use Supported Housing (MHSUSH)

  • Mental Health Outpatient Services

  • Mood Disorders Clinic

  • Neuropsychiatry Program

  • Older Adult Mental Health and Substance Use Central Intake Line

  • Older Adult Mental Health Programs

  • Overdose Outreach Team

  • Pacific Post-Partum Support Group

  • Peak House

  • Peer Support Worker Programs

  • Perinatal Depression Group

  • Provincial Specialized Eating Disorders Program

  • Psychiatric Crisis & Emergency Services

  • Psychiatric Inpatient Services

  • Psychiatry Consultation Clinic

  • Rapid Access Consult Clinic (RACC)

  • Regional ADHD Clinic

  • Residential Historical Abuse Program (RHAP)

  • Resilient Kids (FACES)

  • Richmond Mental Health Consumer and Friends’ Society (RCFC)

  • Richmond Mental Health Emergency Services

  • Safe Babies Program

  • Sheway Pregnancy Outreach Program

  • Sisters Together Active in Recovery (STAR)

  • SMART Recovery

  • STEPS Mental Health Rehabilitation Program

  • Substance Use Public Education

  • Substance-Use Treatment And Response Team (START)

  • Suicide Attempt, Follow-up, Education & Research (S.A.F.E.R.)

  • Supporting and Connecting Youth (SACY) Substance Use Prevention Initiative

  • Supporting and Connecting Youth Leadership & Resiliency Program

  • Tertiary Mental Health & Substance Use Services

  • The Deaf, Hard of Hearing & Deaf-Blind Well-Being Program (WBP)

  • Transitions Concurrent Disorders Program

  • Vancouver Addiction Matrix Program (VAMP)

  • Vancouver Integrated Supervision Unit (VISU)

  • Vancouver Junction

  • Vancouver Needle Distribution and Recovery Van

  • Venture

  • Youth & Young Adult Drop-In Mental Health Counselling

  • Youth & Young Adult Mental Health Substance Use Support

  • Youth Assertive Outreach Mental Health Team

  • Youth Central Addiction Intake Team (CAIT)

  • Youth Concurrent Disorders Services

  • Youth Day Treatment Program

  • Youth Home Stabilization Program

  • Youth Intensive Case Management Teams (YICMT)

  • Youth Peer Support

Decriminalization of controlled substances for personal use

For information on decriminalization of small amounts of controlled substances for adults in B.C., visit our decriminalization webpage.

Crisis support

    • Medical emergency

    • Healthlink BC

      HealthLink BC is a 24-hour free phone line for confidential health information and advice.

    • HealthLink BC - for deaf or hearing impaired

    • Kids Help Phone

      Immediate and caring support, information and if necessary, referral to a local community or social service agency.

    • Youth in BC Distress Line

      24-hour distress line staffed by trained volunteers who are committed to helping youths in crisis.

    • Seniors Distress Line

      Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

    • Crisis Centre - Youth Online Chat

      Chat with a crisis responder in the Youth Online Chat from 12 p.m. to 1 a.m.

    • Crisis Centre - Crisis Online Chat

      Chat with a crisis responder from 12 p.m. to 1 a.m.

    • Talk Suicide Crisis Line or Text

      24 hours a day, 7 days a week to connect to a crisis responder to get help without judgement. Text available 45645 4 p.m. to midnight ET.

More about mental health & substance use

Emergency mental health care

Decriminalization of controlled substances for personal use

Post partum depression

MindHealthBC: Online mental health & substance use services

Nurse prescribing

New complex-care housing services open on the Sunshine Coast

A safe space for patients seeking emergency mental health and substance use treatment opens at Lions Gate Hospital

Vancouver Community’s Child & Youth Mental Health & Substance Use Strategy

Foundry Richmond opens its doors to young people

Vancouver Coastal Health, North Vancouver RCMP, and West Vancouver Police Department launch Car 22 program

Not Just an Art Show: The Overdose Crisis on Canvas

BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS and Vancouver Coastal Health Collaborate on Treatment Optimization of Psychosis (TOP)

New overdose prevention site opens in Vancouver

Guidelines for opioid addiction & treatment

Admission to the Mental Health Inpatient Unit

Family support

Sheway programs and services

VCH North Shore community partners & external resources for families