Our services are for people with complex mental illness and addictions. If you live in B.C. and you're looking for help with general or less severe mental health and substance use issues, these resources may help.
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.
For more information on these organizations, visit the BC Partners section of our website.
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.
For information and resources on mental health and substance use literacy, visit our
mental health promotion and literacy section.
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 Mental Health Resource Centre provides mental health and substance use information, resources, and peer support to children, youth and their families from across B.C. They also provide peer support to people of all ages with eating disorders. All of their services are free of charge. Contact them by phone, in person, or by
Foundrybc.ca 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.
Toward the Heart is a provincial harm reduction program of the BC Centre for Disease Control.
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
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
First Nations Health Authority
Toll free: 1-866-913-0033