The St. Paul’s mental health team provides a wide variety of services to both our in-hospital patients and those who attend our many out-patient clinics.

The Mental Health Program at St. Paul's Hospital has a range of services that provide mental health care to specific populations.

There are four general inpatient mental health units at St. Paul’s Hospital with a total of 60 beds and nine subprograms within the Mental Health Program at Providence Health Care. 

71%of patients

The majority of patients with a psychiatric issue presenting at St. Paul's are between the age of 21-50.

Our programs serve the people of Vancouver and each meet the needs of patients with a variety of needs. We are known for a number of innovative programs including a provincial program for eating disorders and one of the only Inner City Youth Mental Health Programs in Canada. 

Other unique programs include geriatric psychiatry and neuropsychiatry — all programs built around the needs of growing populations in British Columbia.


Our People

Get to know who's here to help.

Alison Barrett, BSW, MSW, RSW

Acting Operations Leader

“I come to work because of my motivation and desire to make a difference in the lives of the patients I work with, their families, and the larger system. I learn from my patients about hope, recovery, compassion, and social justice.”