A community that embraces and honours people with mental illness, so they may thrive and contribute.
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As we emerge from the pandemic, the demands on community-based mental health services have increased significantly. Many of these services are currently supported by non-profit organizations and require ongoing investments to be sustainable.
As a non-profit and registered charity, Coast Mental Health is committed to providing daily mental health supports to communities in need. Our vision for the next 10+ years focuses on three pillars of support: Housing, Support Services and Employment and Education, with specific attention in the following areas:
Coast Mental Health will continue to engage donors through Coast Mental Health Foundation, so that we can continue to develop and pilot ground-breaking services and programs that have a transformational impact on the lives of those living with mental illness.
The toxic drug supply in B.C. has been challenging for clients in our care, many of whom also struggle with substance use disorders. While we’ve taken steps to provide harm reduction supports to keep people safe, fatalities are still occurring in high numbers. For this reason, we will continue to advocate for harm reduction supports and services to assist people living with substance use disorders.
We strive for an annual allotment of housing with specialized mental health supports, including training and employments services, to assist people with sustained recovery and wellness. With community support, Coast Mental Health has the expertise and infrastructure to make mental health services accessible in every neighbourhood.
We continue to advance research in community mental health through ongoing research collaborations with education institutions, community-level partnerships, and through our advocacy efforts to support policy changes in community healthcare.
We also recognize the importance of employment as part of recovery and strive to expand these services across the communities we serve. As an organization, we are committed to providing more employment opportunities to people who would otherwise be faced with barriers because of their mental illness.