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Other BC Mental Health & Substance Use Resources

Most of our services are for people with complex mental illness and addiction challenges. If you live in British Columbia and you're looking for help with general or less severe mental health and substance use issues, consider one of these resources.

BC Partners for Mental Health and Substance Use Information

The BC Partners for Mental Health and Substance Use Information is a coalition of seven non-profit organizations stewarded by BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services. The BC Partners work together to promote mental health literacy and decrease stigma related to mental health and substance use across the province.

The seven non-profit partners are as follows:

Anxiety Canada

Anxiety Canada promotes awareness of anxiety disorders through information sessions, professional seminars and workshops. The organization also offers free online tools, resources and support for adults and young people experiencing anxiety.

BC Schizophrenia Society

The BC Schizophrenia Society is dedicated to educating the public about schizophrenia and raising funds for research. The society advocates for better services for people with schizophrenia and other serious and persistent mental illness.

Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research

The Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research (CISUR) is a network of people and groups who study substance use and addiction in support of community-wide efforts to promote health and reduce harm. Its research is used to inform a broad range of projects, reports, publications and initiatives.

Canadian Mental Health Association — British Columbia Division

The Canadian Mental Health Association helps maintain and improve mental health for all Canadians through more than 100 local, provincial and national locations. In B.C., mental health, substance use and addictive behaviour fall within the scope of the organization.

FamilySmart® (formerly Institute of Families)

FamilySmart® provides support, navigation assistance and information to young people with mental health issues and their families. The organization also encourages family members and professionals to learn with and from each other to enhance the quality of experiences and services for child and youth mental health.

Jessie’s Legacy

Jessie’s Legacy is a program of Family Services of the North Shore. It provides eating disorders prevention education, resources and support for youth, families, educators and professionals.

Mood Disorders Association of BC

The Mood Disorders Association of BC provides treatment, support, education, and hope of recovery for people living with a mood disorder. The association builds awareness and understanding in communities throughout the province to reduce the stigma around mood disorders.

Legal assistance

The Community Legal Assistance Society provides legal services to people in B.C. who are marginalized. The society provides representation at BC Review Board hearings for people who are receiving treatment at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital, as well as independent legal information for people receiving involuntary treatment under B.C.'s Mental Health Act.

Mental health and substance use literacy resources

For information and resources on mental health and substance use literacy, visit our mental health promotion and literacy section.

Other resources

Here to Help

A joint project of the BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions, HeretoHelp provides information and resources in B.C. to help people manage their mental health and substance use. Through this resource, family members can learn more about these conditions as well as how to support a loved one with mental health or addiction issues. 

Kelty Resource Centre is a website that provides young people and their families information on mental health and well-being, substance use, social support and services, navigation assistance and self-management.

Other PHSA services

BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority. For other mental health and substance use services at PHSA, visit our services.

Other health authorities in B.C.

If you're looking for community-based treatment options for a mental illness or addiction, visit a doctor or contact your local health authority.

Vancouver Coastal Health Authority

General inquiries: (604) 736-2033
Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 
1 (866) 884-0888 (Toll-free if you live outside the Lower Mainland)

Fraser Health Authority

General inquiries: 1-877-935-5669 (toll-free), 604-587-4600 (local)

Island Health Authority

General inquiries: 250-370-8699 

Interior Health Authority

General inquiries: 250-469-7070

Northern Health Authority

Regional office: 250-565-2649

Providence Health Care

General inquiries: 
Phone: 604-806-9090

First Nations Health Authority

General inquiries
Phone: 604-693-6500
Toll free: 1-866-913-0033


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