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.
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 www.youthinbc.com, www.crisiscentrechat.ca 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
- Foundry North Shore
211 W. 1st Street, North Vancouver, BC V7M 0E3
- Family Services of the North Shore
Suite 203 – 1111 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, BC V7M 2H4
- Hollyburn Community Services
Unit 104 – 267 West Esplanade, North Vancouver, BC V7M 1A5
- Canadian Mental Health Association of North and West Vancouver
Suite 300 – 1835 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, BC V7M 2J8
- HOpe Centre at Lions Gate Hospital
1337 St. Andrews Avenue, North Vancouver, BC V7L 3L4
Local Resources for Indigenous Peoples
- Aboriginal Wellness Program
Phone: (604) 675-2551
- First Nations Health Authority: Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program
413 West Esplanade Street, North Vancouver, BC, V7M 1A6
- Squamish Nation: Yúustway Health Services
9A-380 Welch Street, West Vancouver, BC, V7P 0A7
- Connections Community Services: Pathways Aboriginal Centre
422 West Esplanade, North Vancouver, BC, V7M 1A7
- Tsleil-Waututh Nation
3075 Takaya Drive, North Vancouver, BC, V7H 3A8
For more Mental Health resources for Indigenous people, in Metro Vancouver resources, please visit the Aboriginal Executive Council’s Mental Health Resource List.
- Family Services of the North Shore: Proud2Be
- Directory of Trans-Friendly Services in BC
- Resource Guide for Supporting Health & Wellbeing of Indigenous Trans-People
Last updated: June 17, 2022.