Mental Health and Substance Use

Mental Health and Substance Use

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Explore impactful, purpose-driven careers in Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU).


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MHSU Program and Services

Fraser Health mental health and substance use (MHSU) services focus on improving overall health and quality of life, harm reduction, primary and collaborative care, withdrawal management, community outreach and residential care. We offer various adult and youth substance rehabilitation and recovery services targeting the most appropriate needs for individuals and communities.

From community mental health centres that offer services to improve quality of life by restoring and preserving mental health at all ages to a range of intensive and highly specialized care services for people living with serious and persistent mental illnesses, Fraser Health offers a variety of career opportunities to support primary and secondary in-patient and community mental health services.

Professions include:

Urgent Care Response Centre (UCRC)

The Surrey mental health and substance use (SMHSUS) urgent care response centre offer access for adults in the Surrey and Delta communities seeking urgent care for mental health and substance use concerns but don’t require hospitalization.

If you are a professional specializing in mental health and substance use, we would love to hear from you. Become a part of our innovative environment. 

Are you currently a Fraser Health employee? Browse and apply for jobs on the internal job portal.

Youth Therapist, Substance Use Services - Master's Degree


MHSU Clinician, Masters - Community Mental Health & Substance Use Services


Registered Nurse/Registered Psychiatric Nurse, Community Mental Health & Substance Use Services


Occupational Therapist, Inpatient Psychiatry Unit (IPU)


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Integrated Homelessness Action Response Teams (IHART)

Supporting homeless and at-risk people in the Fraser Health region.

IHART teams provide integrated, coordinated health services to members of our population who have inadequate or unstable housing. Utilizing a hands-on and direct approach of meeting individuals where they are currently situated. The teams connect with individuals who are unsheltered, in shelters, in homeless encampments, and/or supportive housing environments.  

The teams are comprised of multidisciplinary teams (including nurses, clinicians and support workers) capable of responding to health, mental health, and substance use issues including health promotion and prevention. They will also support continuity of care by providing cohesive linkages to primary care, and Specialized Community Services Programs (SCSP) such as Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Teams and specialized care services focused on seniors.

IHART addresses a broad spectrum of health care concerns, including new and chronic conditions, by enabling supportive wrap-around care for those greatest in need and who have, historically, had the least access to services due to inadequate or unstable housing.

Fraser Health Integrated Homelessness Action Response team
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“We work hard to support community members struggling with substance use, while also building community rapport and engagement.”
Indigenous Outreach Worker
“I work with great colleagues and leadership that acknowledges and promote staff’s skills and accomplishments – all of whom share a passion for the work, and those we serve,”
Family Support Coordinator
“My team often participates in group team-building activities outside of work, like running races and axe throwing, and we get together monthly for social gatherings.”
Clinical Coordinator, Urgent Care Response Centre
“I love the continuous opportunities that allow me to learn and improve my practice.”
Occupational Therapist
I love that my job allows me to meet my clients where they are at in their recovery.
Occupational Therapist
“My position is dynamic and offers variety and flexibility, which contributes to my success in the role. “
Youth Concurrent Disorders Therapist Mental Health and Substance Use

Hear what the team has to say about their experience working in MHSU.