Child and Youth Mental Health
The Ministry for Children and Family Development CYMH team offers a range of mental health services for children, youth and their families including assessment , treatment, counselling, groups, consultation and education. Some of these services are provided directly by a Child and Youth Mental Health Clinician, others are provided by partnering community agencies. All of these government-funded services are free to BC residents. Use of these services is voluntary.
Parents and youth can refer themselves by attending one of our Child and Youth Mental Health Intake Clinics. Parents will complete an assessment questionnaire for any child under the age of 12. Youth over 12 years of age will complete an adolescent questionnaire. No appointments are necessary for your intake and it will take approximately an hour. Our intake assessment will help us to identify what resources and supports best fit your needs. This could be with our Child and Youth Mental Health Team or another resource in the community with one of our community partners. A decision will be made by the intake team and you will be informed of whether you will be placed on our waitlist for one of our clinicians or referred to a more appropriate service.
Our intake clinics our on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9am to 4pm. No appointment is necessary.