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Mental health & substance use

Mental health and substance use services in your community.

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Mental health & substance use services in Vancouver

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Mental health & substance use services in Richmond

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Mental health & substance use services in North Shore & Coastal

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Child and youth mental health and substance use

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Addiction & substance use

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Body image & eating disorders

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Depression, mood & anxiety

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Harm reduction

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Psychosis & thought disorders

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Supported housing

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

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Senior's Mental Health

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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Operational stress injury (OSI)

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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)

  • 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

  • Assertive Community Treatment Teams

  • Attention Deficit Hyper Activity Disorder (ADHD) Family Education

  • BC Operational Stress Injury Clinic

  • BC Psychosis Program

  • Central Addiction Intake Team (CAIT)

  • Child & Youth Mental Health Intake ages 6 to 18

  • Child & Youth Urgent Response Mental Health Services

  • Community Psychiatric Services

  • Community Transition Teams

  • Complex Pain & Addictions Services (CPAS)

  • Concurrent Disorders Services

  • Connect Parent Group (FACES)

  • Consumer Initiative Fund

  • Crisis Response Lines

  • Detox Referral Line - Access Central

  • 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) Programs

  • 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

  • Integrated Child & Youth Team (ICY)

  • Intensive Case Management Teams (ICMT)

  • Ketamine Intervention Program for Treatment-Resistant Depression

  • Lighthouse Virtual Substance Use Care

  • Mental Health & Substance Use Services

  • Mental Health & Substance Use Supported Housing (MHSUSH)

  • Mental Health and Substance Use 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

  • Sexual Medicine Services

  • 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

  • Young Bears Lodge

  • Youth & Young Adult Drop-In Mental Health Counselling

  • 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

    • 310Mental Health Support

      Crisis line that provides emotional support, information and resources specific to mental health and substance use disorders.

    • 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.

Other mental health & substance use resources

    • Kelty's Key online therapy

      Get free, tailored treatment from an online therapist, or work on your own with our self-help resources.

    • Heretohelp resource library

      Mental health and substance use information you can trust.

    • Bounce Back

      A free skill-building program designed to help adults and youth 13+ manage low mood, mild to moderate depression, anxiety, stress or worry.

    • Breaking Free Online

      Confidential wellness and recovery support program for alcohol and drugs.

    • Interventional NeuroPsychiatry Clinic

      Provides psychiatric consultation covered by MSP for persons who are considering non-invasive neurostimulation therapies.

    • BC Children's Hospital

      BC Children's Hospital offers clinics, support services and hospital care to BC children and their families.

    • BC mental health and substance use services

      Highly specialized treatment for people across British Columbia with severe mental health and substance use/addiction issues.

    • BC Cancer

      BC Cancer plans, coordinates and evaluates cancer care with the health authorities across BC.

    • Child and youth mental health intake clinics

      Children and youth can access free and voluntary community-based mental health supports and services in B.C.

    • Transition houses and safe homes list - BC Housing

      Find and contact a transition house or safe home near you.

    • Foundry BC

      Foundry is a province-wide network of integrated health and wellness services for young people ages 12-24.

    • Turning Point Recovery Society

      Turning Point currently offers bed-based services for adults in Vancouver, Richmond, the North Shore and Squamish, BC.

    • 24/7 addiction medicine clinician support line

      Provides addiction and substance use telephone consultation to physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, midwives, and pharmacists.

    • eCASE (electronic Consultative Access to Specialist Expertise)

      Complementary e-Consultation service for health professionals.

    • Compass toolkits

      Online resource for community care providers.

    • Telehealth - First Nations Health Authority

      Telehealth allows First Nations individuals living in remote or rural areas to receive some health services without leaving their communities.

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

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