The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is the nation-wide leader and champion for mental health. Our Vision: Mentally Healthy People in a Healthy Society
CMHA's BC Division (CMHA BC) is a provincial charity that promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness or addiction in BC.
We are proud to be part of a network of CMHA branches in communities across BC whose grassroots involvement and direct services – such as housing, employment services, crisis lines, and support groups to name a few – have touched the lives of countless British Columbians. Together, we provide a wide range of innovative services and supports tailored to and in partnership with our communities.
Help change the way we think about, talk about, and treat mental illness and addiction. With your help, Let's Get Loud to create a much-needed shift in our approach to mental health and addictions and our system of care.
Help teens with mental health and substance use issues. Blue Wave is a youth program that includes Living Life to the Full for Youth—CMHA BC’s transformational program to help youth build personal capacity: emotional health, problem-solving and coping skills—in a safe group setting. The Janice Lee Blue Wave Bursary supports educational goals of under-19 youth with mental illness and addiction.
Support educational and career goals. Mental illness should never stop anyone from seeking higher education. Join founder Lorne Fraser in ensuring people who’ve experienced mental illness can pursue their chosen career. Since 1982, over 180 students have benefited from bursaries and scholarships through the Lorne Fraser Educational Fund.
What People Are Saying
"mental illness could eclipse physical illness one day"
— Darryl Plecas, Read More
"[Ride Don't Hide] has started many conversations at school and with my family."
— A BC Ride Don't Hide cyclist