Skip to main content

Caring for people with complex mental health and substance use challenges

BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services provides specialized treatment, education, health promotion and more for British Columbians.


Refer a client or patient to one of our programs


 Content Editor ‭[3]‬

What is complex mental health and substance use?

We treat the most ill, most vulnerable people in B.C., whose needs go beyond what they can access in their communities. One frequent example of the kind of complex illness we treat is a concurrent disorder, which is defined as a combination of a severe mental illness and substance use disorder.                           Learn about complex mental health and addiction 

 Content Search

 

 

Leaders share a sneak peek at the future of BCMHSUSLeaders share a sneak peek at the future of BCMHSUSAs we enter a new year, goal-setting is at the top of many people’s minds, including leaders planning for the year ahead. http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/leaders-share-vision-for-future-bcmhsus2022-01-06T08:00:00Z
Tips to help manage stress over the holidaysTips to help manage stress over the holidaysWhile often seen as “merry” or “joyful,” the holiday season can bring added emotional, physical or financial stress. Dr. Sean Butler at BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services shares some tips to help you through the holidays.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/tips-to-help-manage-stress-over-holidays2021-12-15T08:00:00Z
Challenging stigma through storytellingChallenging stigma through storytellingTo combat stigma around mental health and addiction, we must listen and learn from those who experience it directly. The UNITE mini-documentary series at BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services is helping people do just that.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/challenging-stigma-through-storytelling2021-11-22T08:00:00Z
Supporting and affirming LGBTQIA2S+ clients living with mental illness and addictionSupporting and affirming LGBTQIA2S+ clients living with mental illness and addictionAll too often, members of the Two-Spirit and LGBTQIA community experience discrimination and stigma, which can exacerbate existing health issues. BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services is prioritizing safe, patient-centred and gender-affirming care.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/supporting-affirming-lgbtqia2s-clients-mental-illness-addiction2021-11-17T08:00:00Z
Province gets first look into new Red Fish Healing Centre for Mental Health and AddictionProvince gets first look into new Red Fish Healing Centre for Mental Health and AddictionLast week, members of the provincial government, Kwikwetlem First Nation and other partners of BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services celebrated the opening of a new, state-of-the-art treatment centre for mental health and substance use clients.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/province-gets-first-look-into-new-red-fish-healing-centre2021-11-02T07:00:00Z

SOURCE: Caring for people with complex mental health and substance use challenges ( )
Page printed: . Unofficial document if printed. Please refer to SOURCE for latest information.

Copyright © BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services. All Rights Reserved.

    Copyright © 2022 Provincial Health Services Authority.