Better mental health for all British Columbians
Every year, more than one in five British Columbians will experience a mental health or substance use challenge. Mental health and substance use issues can affect anyone, regardless of their age, social status, or income. People with complex mental health and substance use challenges are more likely to experience other social inequalities, including homelessness, poverty, and interactions with the legal system. All of these challenges lead to poorer health incomes. Addressing mental health and addiction issues is a key part of better health outcomes for everyone.
About the BC Mental Health Foundation
The BC Mental Health Foundation is a provincial fundraising organization created in 2005 to support BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services, part of the Provincial Health Services Authority.
Every day, BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services works to provide high-quality care for vulnerable British Columbians who struggle with the most severe mental health and substance use challenges. The BC Mental Health Foundation helps to make this important work possible. Founded in 2005, the foundation raises funds and awareness in support of our many programs, services and research initiatives to help make sure people have access to the mental health and addiction treatment and resources they need.
To learn more about the work at BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services, visit bcmhsus.ca.
We envision better mental health for all British Columbians.
We are changing the face of mental health and addiction by supporting breakthroughs in care, public understanding, research and knowledge exchange.
The foundation is dedicated to the following:
- Increasing public understanding of mental health and substance use issues
- Eradicating stigma
- Supporting patient and client care and wellness programs
- Funding research innovations that are transforming mental health and substance use care
How you can help
Your gift will directly support client and patient care, health literacy and anti-stigma initiatives, and research projects that are building the foundation of emerging best practices in mental health and substance use care. Thank you for your generosity!Donate