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Invest to build an affordable and accessible mental healthcare system where cost is not a barrier to seeking help. The B.C. Greens would allocate $1.0 billion over a four-year cycle to address mental health issues within the medical services plan.

Answer:

Allocate $1.0 billion over a four-year cycle to address mental health care within the medical services plan.

Funding should be provided for a comprehensive suite of initiatives including:

  • Establishing accessible mental health treatment options for all those struggling with anxiety or depression.
  • Early intervention, youth mental health initiatives, integrated primary care specific to youth and mental health enabling families to easily navigate resources in a supportive environment.
  • Community based options for responding to those who need mental healthcare and their families such as Clubhouse International.
  • Enhanced counselling outreach services to work with the homeless community.
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