We love our coffee on the west coast.  Well here's another reason to grab a cup.

Blenz has partnered with the Canadian Mental Health Association and Vancouver Coastal Health. They've opened a North Vancouver cafe and staffed it with people who are living with mental illness.

The new location is at the Ho Centre for Psychiatry and Education — or HOpe. Jo-anne McDougall manages the cafe and Sandra Severs is with the Canadian Mental Health Association.

They both spoke to Gloria Macarenko on "Our Vancouver". Have a listen by clicking on the video above.