Addiction & Mental Health Resources in British Columbia

Addiction & Mental Health Resources in British Columbia

Mental illness can feel isolating. However, the experience is much more common than many Canadians realize. According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, approximately 20 percent of the population will have a mental health problem in any given year, while eight percent of adults will experience depression and a full half of the population will have had some kind of mental health issue by the age of 40.

Thankfully, there are plenty of services in British Columbia that exist to help those struggling with mental health. That’s why Share lawyers has put together a list of British Columbia addition and mental health resources available to people in the province.

As always, you should still call 9-1-1 in case of an emergency.


British Columbia Mental Health and Addiction Resources

HealthLinkBC: 8-1-1 or 7-1-1 (TTY)
Health Link BC is a 24-hour service that provides non-emergency medical information, including information related to mental health. It also offers a Health Services Locator Map that can help you find other medical services in your area.

Canadian Mental Health Association (BC Division): (604) 688-3234 or 1-800-555-8222 (Toll Free in BC only)
The CMHA is a charitable organization that works to improve the mental health of Canadian citizens. The organization also addresses substance abuse and addiction.

Crisis Lines BC: 310-6789 (No area code)
Suicide Prevention Line: 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
Crisis Lines BC operates a mental health support line and a suicide prevention line that you can reach out to if you are considering suicide. They also provide a number of other services related to addiction and mental health.

Kid’s Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868
British Columbia Office: (778) 379-5437 or 1-844-849-4551
Kid’s Help Phone is a mental health help line specifically set up to help children and young adults. The service offers information, counseling, and referrals.

Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre: (604) 875-2084 or 1-800-665-1822 (Toll Free)
The Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre focuses on issues affecting children, families, and young adults, and is operated by the BC Children’s Hospital.

BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services: (604) 524-7700
Mental Health and Substance Use Services provides information and mental health services to people across BC.

Alcohol and Drug Information and Referral Service: 604-660-9382 (Lower Mainland) or 1-800-663-1441 (Toll Free)
The referral service is a 24-hour hotline for people with any kind of substance abuse issues.

British Columbia Responsible & Problem Gambling Program:  (250) 387-5311
Toll Free Info Line: 1-888-795-6111 or (604) 875-0885 (Deaf and Hard of Hearing)
The Problem Gambling Program provides information and resources about problem gambling behaviours, as well as counseling and services for those struggling with a gaming issue.  

VictimLinkBC: 1-800-563-0808
VictimLinkBC is a confidential, 24-hour support line that provides information and support to women who have been victims of domestic abuse.


Regional Mental Health and Addiction Resources

Vancouver and Coastal Health Mental and Substance Use: (604) 736-2033 (General Inquiries)
Whistler Health Care Centre: (604) 932-3202 or (604) 698-6455
Adult Mental Health Program (Alderbridge Way): (604) 675-3975
Adult Mental Health Program (East Hastings Street): (604) 675-3890
Adult Mental Health Program (Heatley Street): (604) 253-4401
Powel River Community Health Centre: (604) 485-3310
Raven Song Community Health Centre: (604) 872-8441
Robert and Lily Lee Family Community Health Centre: (604) 675-3990
South Mental Health and Substance Use Services: (604) 266-6124
Three Bridges Community Health Centre: (604) 331-8904
Community Transition Team (East Hastings Street): (604) 675-3898
Mental Health Team (Kitsilano-Fairview): (604) 736-2881
North Shore Adult Community Psychiatric Services (HOpe Centre): (604) 984-5000
West Vancouver Community Health Centre: (604) 913-0066
Older Adult Mental Health Program (North Vancouver): (604) 982-5600
Older Adult Mental Health Program (Powell River General Hospital): (604) 485-3300

Victoria Mental Health Centre: (250) 370-8175
Canadian Mental Health Association Victoria Office: (250) 216-4228
Vancouver Island Crisis Line: 1-888-494-3888
Victoria Women’s Sexual Assault Centre Crisis Line: (250) 383-3232
Citizen’s Counseling Centre: (250) 384-9934
Pacific Centre Family Services: (250) 478-8357
Al-Anon: (250) 383-4020
Narcotics Anonymous: 1-855-562-2262
Men’s Trauma Centre: (250) 381-6367
The Victoria Youth Clinic: (250) 383-3552

Canadian Mental Health Association Mid-Island Branch: (250) 244-4042
Nanaimo Mental Health and Addiction: (250) 739-5880
Nanaimo Mental Health and Substance Use Referrals (Island Health): (250) 739-5710
Vancouver Island Mental Health Society: (250) 758-8711 or (250) 741-0229

Abbotsford Mental Health Centre: (604)-870-7800
Fraser Health Crisis Line: (604) 951-8855 or 1-877-820-7444 (Toll Free)
Fraser Health Authority Mental Health Centre Directory
Abbotsford Community Services: (604) 859-7681

Kelowna and Kamloops
Canadian Mental Health Association Kelowna: (250) 861-3644
Canadian Mental Health Association Kamloops Branch: (250) 374-0440
Okanagan Mental Health Services Society: (250) 717-3022
Kelowna Mental Health and Substance Use (and Location Directory): (250) 469-7070
Kamloops Sexual Assault Counselling Centre: (250) 372-0179

Prince George
Canadian Mental Health Association Prince George Branch: (250) 564-8644
Northern Health Mental Health & Substance Use Services and Directory: (250) 565-2100

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