Mental Health

Mental Health Island Health

This health topic provides information and resources that can help you and your loved ones through your mental health journey.

If you are looking for services and how to access our programs, please see Mental Health and Substance Use Services

If you are experiencing a crisis or an emergency, the Vancouver Island Crisis Line, available 24/7: 1-888-494-3888.

As of April 30, 2021, the BoosterBuddy app is retiring.

We provide urgent & crisis services for children & youth experiencing serious emotional, behavioural or psychiatric difficulties.

The teenaged mind is only beginning to develop the ability for abstract thought processes such as considering the consequences of behaviour and planning for the future.

Learn about resources and tools to guide you through wellness and recovery.

Child, Youth and Family Mental Health Services offers a range of services that will help support the young people in your life.

If a refugee is urgently unwell upon arrival, take them to the nearest Emergency Department. Present any health insurance at the registration desk.

Island Health has developed a resilience and safety grants program to improve mental health, youth resiliency, and address problem substance use.

These resources are available to children, youth and families living in our region.

Improve your quality of life by optimizing ability and independence.