The Provincial Overdose Mobile Response Team (MRT) was created with support from the BC Ministry of Health and BC Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions in recognition of the psychosocial impact of the overdose public health emergency on first responders, frontline workers, and people with lived/living experience/peers.
The team offers psychosocial support, education, and consultation to organizations and agencies working within British Columbia’s overdose public health emergency. This includes people impacted by critical incidents such as overdoses and/or overdose deaths during their work.
During our response to COVID-19
, the team's mandate has been expanded to support the mental wellbeing and psychologically safety of frontline healthcare workers, specifically long-term care professionals and other community care providers, who are experiencing exponential distress and mental health concerns.
The team responds to all areas of the province experiencing direct impacts related to the provincial overdose public health emergency and COVID-19.