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 toxic drug crisis.

Featured Topics

  • 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. 
  • 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.   
  • 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.

Featured Services

  • 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.
  • 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.