Mental Health

The Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions was created in 2017 to build a seamless, coordinated network of mental health and addictions services that works for everyone in B.C., as well as lead the response to the overdose crisis.

➤ Visit BC Gov Mental Health & Substance Use to explore supports and resources.
➤ Access free and low-cost Mental Health Supports.

Emergency Resources

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 9-1-1. On the North Shore, Car 22 pairs officers with a Vancouver Coastal health mental health care professional to respond to emergencies relating to mental health.

If you are in crisis and/or distress and require immediate response, please contact the Distress Support Line using the numbers and links below. You can also find a local Crisis Support Centre near you.

  • Distress Line Numbers:
    Greater Vancouver 604-872-3311
    Toll free – Lower Mainland and Sunshine Coast 1-866-661-3311
    TTY 1-866-872-0113
    BC-wide 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
    Online Distress Services,
    Seniors’ Distress Line 604-872-1234
    Mental Health Support (BC-wide) 310-6789

On the North Shore, you are also able to call the North Shore Peer Assisted Care Team (PACT) for help. PACT is a mobile civilian-led team launched on November 4, 2021, that will respond to crisis calls related to mental health and/or substance use on the North Shore. Available in both English and Farsi, you can contact them for yourself or a loved one by calling 1-888-261-7228 or text 778-839-1831. Their service hours are Thursday to Sunday, 6 pm to 12 midnight.

Local North Shore Resources

Local Resources for Indigenous Peoples

For more Mental Health resources for Indigenous people, in Metro Vancouver resources, please visit the Aboriginal Executive Council’s Mental Health Resource List.

LGBTQ+ Resources

Last updated: June 17, 2022.