Voting day has come and gone. The NDP-Green coalition has taken hold of the majority in the legislature. The new BC government has announced a Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, who will be responsible for establishing a dedicated Ministry to improve access to services and support across the province.
Now we have leadership in place. It's time to address the facts. We currently pay for a system of care in the most expensive ways possible. People wait too long for care and too many people get their care from emergency departments and police. We can offer proven choices and support to help people recover and keep people connected in communities.
We believe action in these five areas will lead to better mental health in our province
- Focus on Prevention and Early Intervention
- Build Access to an Addictions System of Care
- Strengthen Recovery Closer to Home
- Improve Crisis Care
- Lead Change in Mental Health and Addiction
The CMHA BC declaration outlines these ideas for change – but we need your continued support to put these ideas into action. Join us in calling on provincial leadership to keep mental health and addictions top of mind.