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BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services provides a network of services for BC residents across the province.
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Introducing PHSA Correctional Health Services - Supporting transitions, maintaining connections<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/our-services/corrections%20article.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Introducing PHSA Correctional Health Services - Supporting transitions, maintaining connectionsAs of October 1, 2017, the Provincial Health Services Authority assumed responsibility for health services provided in BC correctional centres.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/introducing-phsa-correctional-health-services-supporting-transitions-maintaining-connectionsRead more about correctional health care services.
What's in a word? How language can destigmatize substance use<img alt="" height="236" src="/PublishingImages/our-services/shutterstock_320923037.jpg" width="354" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />What's in a word? How language can destigmatize substance useThis week is National Addictions Awareness Week (NAAW), and the theme is Words Matter. Learn how stigmatizing language can affect those struggling with substance use disorders.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/whats-in-a-word-how-language-can-destigmatize-substance-useRead more.
Trauma-informed care - an approach to grow together<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/our-services/garden%20article.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Trauma-informed care - an approach to grow togetherJames Heap, a case manager with Forensic Psychiatric Services at the Nanaimo Regional Clinic, has an approach to working with clients that is truly inspirational.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/trauma-informed-care-an-approach-to-grow-togetherRead more about this trauma-informed care approach and what it means for clients.

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​Building a new Centre for Mental Health & Addiction

We are building a new residential treatment centre on the Riverview lands in Coquitlam for adults with severe substance use and mental health issues.



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PHSA Assumption of Correctional Health Services UpdatePHSA Assumption of Correctional Health Services UpdateCollaborative process confirms new leadership team for Correctional Health Services.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/news/2017/phsa-assumption-of-correctional-health-services-update-august-20172017-08-24T07:00:00Z
PHSA Assumption of Correctional Health Services UpdatePHSA Assumption of Correctional Health Services UpdateEffective October 1, 2017, responsibility for health care services in BC correctional centres will be assumed by BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS), an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority. http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/news/2017/phsa-assumption-of-correctional-health-services-update2017-05-31T07:00:00Z
BC Corrections Health Care Services – from private provider to public sectorBC Corrections Health Care Services – from private provider to public sectorHealth care services at provincial correctional centres operated by BC Corrections will be provided by BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS), an agency of PHSA that provides forensic mental health services across BC.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/news/2017/bc-corrections-health-care-services-from-private-provider-to-public-sector2017-04-28T07:00:00Z
New treatment beds to open for adults with serious substance use challengesNew treatment beds to open for adults with serious substance use challenges​Vancouver – Thirty new substance use treatment beds for adults across the province are now accepting referrals through contracted providers managed by BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services, an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/news/2017/new-treatment-beds-to-open-for-adults-with-serious-substance-use-challenges2017-04-05T07:00:00Z
Ashnola at The Crossing open for youth seeking treatmentAshnola at The Crossing open for youth seeking treatmentKEREMEOS - British Columbia youth and young adults struggling with serious substance use problems now have access to Ashnola at The Crossing, the re-opened and re-named 22-bed residential treatment program in Keremeos. http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/news/2017/ashnola-at-the-crossing-open-for-youth-seeking-treatment2017-04-04T07:00:00Z

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