Pledge your support for our five recommendations and become a champion for people living with mental illness 

“Yes! I support building resilient, inclusive and thriving communities!" 

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Join us in advocating for community-based mental health supports and services in your backyard. We encourage you to say: 

‘Yes, In My Backyard!’ 

to creating resilient communities. 

In any given year, one in five people in Canada experiences a mental health problem.

More than 6.7 million people in Canada are living with a mental health problem or illness today. By comparison 2.2 million people in Canada have type 2 diabetes. 

And as we observe more densification across Greater Vancouver, we need to build communities that include everyone - including people living with mental illness. 

As BC's largest provider of community-based mental health support, we have plenty of experience building homes in new areas, often facing significant push-back from those already living there. But we have seen our homes become an inherent part of the neighbourhood, enriching the area by adding more diversity and economic development to the community.

Equity. Trust. Wellness. Employment. Recovery. Choice. Resiliency. These are what community-based mental health care can bring with the right funding and support. 

Will you say 'Yes, in my backyard!'?

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 When we started developing Dunbar Apartments (Vancouver, BC) in 2019, neighbours were concerned that social housing would increase criminal activity, and potentially reduce the value of their homes. This didn’t happen. Instead the community came together and community members even became regular volunteers at the Dunbar Apartments. Now, fifty-one people, many at risk of homelessness, have a permanent home and mental health supports. 

 
Basil is 72 years old senior who lives at Dunbar Apartments. He’s a recovering alcoholic and lives with mental illness. When he thinks of what he is grateful for, he counts a permanent home with supports among his blessings.

 

Inclusive communities in your backyard

OUR FIVE KEY RECOMMENDATIONS


Find out how community-based mental health care supports help people living with mental illness:

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ABOUT COAST MENTAL HEALTH
A BC-based non-profit, we know that people living with mental illness can thrive in our communities if they are given the right resources: housing, support services, and employment and education opportunities.

Our approach is client-focused and community-based. 

Together, every day, we prove that recovery from serious mental illness is possible. 

Fund permanent housing with supports for people living with mental illness 

1

Provide onsite mental health clinical supports to save lives  

2

Invest in specialized employment and training programs to support recovery 

3

Deliver systemic change in the provision of healthcare to support vulnerable populations

4

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As part of the pre-budget consultation with government, Coast Mental Health submitted the following five recommendations, which we believe need funding and support to build thriving communities in our backyards:

Advance IT infrastructures to support vulnerable people 

5

Fund permanent housing with supports for people living with mental illness 

1

Provide onside mental health clinical supports to save lives 

2

Advance IT infrastructures to support vulnerable people 

5

Deliver systemic change in the provision of healthcare to support vulnerable populations

4

Invest in specialized employment and training programs to support recovery 

3

OUR 5 RECOMMENDATIONS

As part of the pre-budget consultation, Coast Mental Health submitted the following five recommendations, which we believe need funding and support to build thriving communities in our backyards: