• Adult Mental Health Teams

  • Central Addiction Intake Team (CAIT)

  • Community Psychiatric Services

  • Community Rehabilitation and Resource Team

  • Community Transition Teams

  • Early Psychosis Intervention (EPI)

  • HOpe Centre Family Support

  • Intensive Case Management Teams (ICMT)

  • Older Adult Mental Health Programs

  • Peak House

  • Primary Care Clinics

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

  • Vancouver Integrated Supervision Unit (VISU)

  • Youth Assertive Outreach Mental Health Team

  • Youth Home Stabilization Program

  • Youth Intensive Case Management Teams (YICMT)

How to access community mental health services

Access services with a referral through the Access and Assessment Centre (AAC), or by a family physician, psychiatrist or nurse practitioner. The Vancouver/ Richmond Early Psychosis Intervention Program also accepts self-referrals. Find more information and details on

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) teams provide enhanced, wrap around care and treatment in the community to people living with complex mental health or concurrent mental health and substance use disorders who may benefit from a supportive approach to care beyond that of standard services.

About community mental health programs

Community mental health programs serve clients over the age of 19 who are diagnosed with a major mental illness and experiencing significant problems that interfere with their functioning in the community.

We offer a wide array of multidisciplinary services, activities, resources, and health care professions to adults and older adults in a variety of settings including outpatient, inpatient, and in the home. Clients primarily fall into one of two categories:

  • Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders
  • Mood disorders, i.e. bipolar and major depressive disorders.
  • Services are also provided to people who have co-occurring disorders such as personality disorders, substance abuse/misuse, mental challenges, etc.

These services are free of charge.

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