Access - Referrals to Mental Health & Substance Use Services

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Intake services provide a point of entry for all adult Mental Health and Substance Use services in your community. Areas with central intake may also have other entry points so that services can be easily accessed in multiple ways.

Intake methods may vary from community to community, contact your local office if you need assistance, someone will be happy to help you.

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Nanaimo’s Car 54 partnership drives care and connections for people in crisis

Nanaimo’s Car 54 partnership drives care and connections for people in crisis

Enhanced services are available for people in Nanaimo experiencing mental health and/or substance use crises, thanks to Car 54 – a full-time mental health mobile program that launched in October 2022.

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New Resilience and Safety Grants

In order to expand collaborative opportunities, Island Health is allocating up to $1 million for a new grant program aimed at helping improve mental health, mitigate the harms associated with illicit substance use and build youth resilience.

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Supporting men to stay safer during Movember and beyond

This Movember, Island Health supports men’s mental and physical health by continuing to raise awareness around the toxic drug crisis and its impact on males – especially those who use substances alone.

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