While mental illness or substance use can seriously affect you and your family members, recovery is possible. Like most illnesses, getting early treatment is important. Mental Health and Substance Use services provide a range of health care and support services to adults and older adults struggling with acute, chronic, or recurring challenges, including:

  • Addiction
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychosis
  • Schizophrenia
  • Substance Use
  • Suicide

Services may be provided in hospitals, the community or in your own home. For other services available in Vancouver, visit Providence Health Care website.

Accessing mental health and substance use services

Find ways to access mental health and substance use services.

Children and youth mental health services

We support children and youth with serious mental health difficulties or social, emotional or behaviour disturbances.

Acute and short-term treatment services

Acute and short term treatment services provide assessment, stabilization and short-term treatment in hospital, community or home environments.

Community rehabilitation services

  • Gastown Vocational Services – East Hastings Street

  • STEPS Mental Health Rehabilitation Program

Community mental health services

Learn more about how our programs serve clients with major and persistent mental illnesses in the community.

Deaf, Hard of Hearing & Deaf-Blind Well-Being Program

  • Deaf, Hard of Hearing & Deaf-Blind Well-Being Program website

Eating disorders programs

Search our directory for programs for anyone struggling with body image, disordered eating, and eating disorders.

Family involvement & support program

  • Family Involvement and Support Program
Harm reduction / needle exchange

We provide supplies for safer drug injection and smoking, as well as information and referrals to health and substance use services. Learn more about harm reduction.

LGBT2Q+ services

Providing services to help you access health care comfortably and respectfully. Learn more about LGBT2Q+ services.

Mental health & substance use housing
  • Mental Health and Addiction Supported Housing Services – East Hastings Street

  • Mental Health and Addiction Supportive Housing Service – Sunshine Coast

Online mental health & substance use services

Online services make it easy to get the help you need at a time and place that is convenient for you.

Outpatient services

Services for adults dealing with various forms of mental illness. Learn more about mental health outpatient services.

  • Suicide Attempt Follow-up, Education & Research (S.A.F.E.R.) – Counselling, support, end education for anyone feeling suicidal or has attempted suicide, and their friends or family members.

Mental health peer support

  • Consumer Initiative Fund – West 6th Avenue

  • Peer Support Worker Program – West 6th Avenue

Substance use support

Services that can help those struggling with substance use or addiction, including detox, counselling and medication.

Tertiary mental health services

Tertiary mental health services provide specialized care to meet the needs of individuals with serious and persistent mental illness who have not been successfully treated by other programs.