Addictions and Mental Health

Mental health is an important part of our general health and personal well-being. Mental illness is not the opposite of mental health. It is possible to have good mental health while living with a mental illness or substance use problem. Likewise, it is possible to have poor mental health without having mental illness or substance dependence.

The Addiction and Mental Health branch is responsible for providing leadership which includes the planning and funding of mental health policies and programs while emphasizing a recovery oriented approach where people living with substance use problems and mental illness are supported through their journey of wellbeing. Therapeutic services are provided by the Addiction and Mental Health services of the Vitalité and Horizon Health Networks.

Working closely with the Regional Health Authorities, other government departments, community organizations, and people with lived experience, we support access to quality mental health and addiction services for all New Brunswickers.

Addiction and Mental Health Helpline. Call the free provincial addiction and mental health helpline 1-866-355-5550