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.
- 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.
- Medical Services Plan
The Medical Services Plan provides public health insurance to eligible British Columbians for medically-necessary services provided by physicians and supplementary health-care practitioners, and diagnostic procedures.
Find information on the Fair PharmaCare Plan that provides coverage for families with eligible prescription drugs. You can also find information on the Psychiatric Medications Plan (Plan G) that provides coverage for certain psychiatric medications for British Columbians of any age who demonstrate clinical and financial need.
Visit the BC Housing website for information about community programs and services, subsidized housing, homelessness services, housing with support, women fleeing violence, and more.