British Columbia

The province of B.C. reorganized the planning and delivery of health services on a regional basis with local health authorities being responsible for the planning and coordination of mental health services.

Here to Help
Although this guide is quite dated, it is a comprehensive listing of the types of supports and services helpful to people with mental health problems and can serve as a reference for what is available.

HealthLink BC
Simply dial 8-1-1 from anywhere in British Columbia to connect with registered health professionals specially trained to provide confidential health information and advice on the telephone. Nurses are available 24 hours daily, pharmacists are available between the hours of 5 p.m. and 9 a.m and dietitians from 9a.m. to 5p.m. Mon-Fri.

Toll Free 24 Hour Health Line: Dial 8-1-1
Deaf and hearing-impaired: Dial 7-1-1
Translation Services available in over 130 languages

College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia
This site provides a listing of physicians accepting patients by location.

BC Medical Association

Mood Disorders Association B.C.
This link will connect you to the Mood Disorders Association of British Columbia. Built on the principles of self-help this organization provide information, education and support to people with mood disorders and their families.

BC Self Help
Self-Help Resource Association of BC
306 – 1212 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC, V6H 3V1
Tel: 604-733-6186
Fax: 604-730-1015
Self Help Resource Centre of B.C. has an online listing of province wide self help resources including support groups for mood and anxiety disorders.

British Columbia Psychological Association
This site offers a referral service by specialty and a description of services provided by psychologists.

Canadian Mental Health Association of British Columbia
1111 Melville St., Suite 1200
Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6E 3V6
Tel.: 604.688.3234,
Toll Free: 800.555.8222
Fax: 604.688.3236,

British Columbia Schizophrenia Society
#201, 6011 Westminster Highway
Richmond, BC V7C 4V4
Tel: (604) 270-7841
Fax: (604) 270-9861
Provincial Office E-mail: