Provincial Mental Health Diversion Program

Information for Health Professionals


The primary goal of the Provincial Mental Health Diversion Program (PMHDP) is to divert individuals charged with a minor criminal offence who have a suspected or diagnosed mental or concurrent disorder from the criminal justice system to appropriate mental health, addiction treatment, and social supports in their community.

Referral Information

Learn more, view the Alberta Referral Directory service listing:


A partnership between AHS and Justice and Solicitor General of Alberta, the PMHDP, provides an alternative to traditional court prosecution for individuals who have come into conflict with the law primarily due to a mental health disorder.

Training Video

The Provincial Diversion training video has been developed to assist individuals who work with adults and youth with mental illness and who are in conflict with the law, receive appropriate care, support and treatment from mental health, social and support services.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, or would like to learn more about the Provincial Mental Health Diversion Program, email