About Us

Welcome to HelpStartsHere.gov.bc.ca, managed by the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions.

Everyone's story is unique – whether you are on a personal journey or are supporting someone who is facing mental health or substance use challenges.

HelpStartsHere.gov.bc.ca was created because:

  • People from all over British Columbia should have the tools necessary to navigate accessing the services and resources they need. And sometimes you may not know where to start.
  • People need access to the right supports, at the right time, that meet them where they are at, easily and quickly.

​The site has over 2600 service listings publicly-funded or not-for-profit mental health and substance use supports and many articles featuring easy to understand language and curated information about commonly searched topics.