Ministry of Mental Health & Addictions


The Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions was created in 2017 to improve the access and quality of mental health and addictions services for all British Columbians, as well as develop an immediate response to the opioid public health emergency.

  Featured Topics

  • A Pathway to Hope
    A roadmap for making mental health and addiction care better for people in British Columbia.
  • Mental Health and Substance Use Supports in B.C.
    Learn more about the types of mental health and substance use supports available in B.C. and look for services in your area.
  • Overdose Prevention and Response in B.C.
    Find services and information on overdose prevention, including overdose prevention, responding to an overdose, naloxone, talking to youth about drugs, and how the B.C. Government is responding to the crisis. Additional information is also available from the Office of the Provincial Health Officer here.
  • Anti-Stigma Public Awareness Campaign
    In partnership with the Vancouver Canucks, the Province has launched a campaign to end stigma around substance use and addiction that prevents people from asking for help. 
  • Child and Teen Mental Health
    Access information about mental health services and resources available to families from the Ministry of Children and Family Development and a number of partner service providers. 
  • Mental Health Act
    Learn about British Columbia's Mental Health Act and the important implications for individuals requiring involuntary treatment or receiving voluntary treatment under the act, their families and service providers.
  • Mental Health and Substance Use Information and Publications
    A list of information resources, guidelines, strategy documents, and toolkits related to substance use and mental health matters.
  • Organizations Supporting Mental Health and Substance Use in B.C.
    A comprehensive index of organizations in British Columbia and Canada that provide a wide variety of supports, services and resources for people affected by mental health and substance use.
  • Office of the Provincial Health Officer
    Learn more about the provincial health officer, the senior public health official for B.C., responsible for monitoring the health and population of B.C.

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