Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions

The Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions was created in 2017 to build a seamless, coordinated network of mental health and addictions services that works for everyone in B.C. , as well as lead the response to the overdose crisis.

 Featured Topics

  • Managing stress during COVID-19: Stress, anxiety, and depression are not unusual for people of all ages. But there are things we can do as individuals and collectively to deal with stress and support one another during these challenging times.
  • 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
    Learn more about the types of mental health and substance use supports available in B.C. and look for services in your area.
  • Mental Health Information for Children, Youth and Young Adults
    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. 
  • StopOverdoseBC
    In partnership with the Vancouver Canucks, the BC Lions, and the Vancouver Warriors, the Province has launched a campaign to end the stigma around substance use and encourage people  to talk openly about mental health and addiction challenges.   
  • Overdose Prevention and Response
    Find services and information on overdose prevention and learn how the Province is responding to the crisis. *Additional information is also available from the Office of the Provincial Health Officer.
  • Mental Health Act
    Learn about B.C.’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 Publications
    ​List of information resources, guidelines, strategy documents, and toolkits related to mental health and substance use challenges.
  • Organizations Providing Mental Health and Substance Use Supports
    A comprehensive index of organizations in B.C. and Canada that provide 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 responsible for monitoring the health and population of B.C.

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