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.
- Virtual Mental Health Supports during COVID-19
Virtual services are available for British Columbians who are experiencing mental health challenges, such as anxiety or depression, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- 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.
- Overdose Prevention and Response
Find services and information on overdose prevention and learn how the Province is responding to the crisis.
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.
- 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.
- In Crisis? Call 9-1-1 for immediate emergency help.
Get immediate support for a mental health issue from a list of telephone support services including the Crisis Centre, Kids Help Phone, Youth in B.C. Chat, and Health Link.
- Child Care for Essential Workers during COVID-19
Essential workers can now fill out a request form to identify their need for urgent child care.
- MAP: Mental Health and Substance Use Services in B.C.
An interactive map of mental health and substance use services throughout B.C.
- Know the Risks and Signs of an Overdose
Find information on the risks and signs of an overdose, how to respond to an overdose and where to find naloxone.