Thank you for your interest in development of the new mental health and addictions strategy.

Since the formation of the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions in July 2017 public interest has been significant. It’s important to the Ministry to provide a way to capture public feedback and give British Columbians the opportunity to shape our mental health and addictions strategy.

Between March 28–August 21, 2018 Minister Judy Darcy hosted face-to-face roundtable dialogues with, direct services providers, people with lived experience, rural communities, Indigenous peoples, folks from the LGBTQ2S+ community and people from diverse cultural backgrounds to listen about the strength and challenges in the mental health and addictions system and their priorities for action.

We also invited feedback from all British Columbians and received over 1,000 comments through an online feedback form, email and mail.

Input generated through the face-to-face meetings and the public feedback will be used to develop a final ‘What We Heard Report’ and will help inform the mental health and addictions strategy and system-wide improvements. To be notified when the final report is posted please sign-up for project updates here.

Summary reports from the Minister’s face-to-face roundtable dialogues are posted here.

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