Supporting the Royal Columbian Hospital Mental Health & Substance Use Wellness Centre

Mental Health and Wellness

Did you know that 1 in 5 Canadians experience a mental illness in any given year? Looking after your mental health is imperative to your overall health. Being emotionally healthy has a positive effect on your productivity and effectiveness in activities such as work, school, or caregiving. In addition, it also allows you to adapt to changes in your life and cope with adversity.




Mental health and wellness are core to our well-being. ABC Recycling is committed to supporting the well-being of its employees and their families. Our decision to make a gift to the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation in support of the new Mental Health & Substance Use Wellness Centre was the perfect fit for us.

Supporting our Community

The new Centre is tentatively set to open this summer as part of the first phase of Royal Columbian Hospital’s redevelopment. The 75-bed facility has been under construction for the last three years. It’s now ready to start providing inpatient and outpatient care, as well as educational and research opportunities.

Outpatient services are a cornerstone of mental health treatment. The goal is to prevent people from needing admission to hospital by providing timely and high-quality mental health care in an outpatient setting.

Royal Columbian Hospital is Fraser Health’s education hub for UBC’s Psychiatry Residency Program, and the new facility will have more space to teach medical students, psychiatry residents, psychologists, nursing students, and other health professionals.
Royal Columbian is the only hospital in BC with trauma, cardiac, neurosciences, high-risk maternity, and neonatal intensive care on one site. It is also one of Fraser Health’s three primary COVID-19 sites.

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