Carlile Youth Concurrent Disorders Centre

The Carlile Youth Concurrent Disorders Centre supports youth 13 ? 18 years of age who are experiencing combined mental health and problematic substance use concerns.  

Mental illness and substance misuse affects every aspect of an individual?s life, creating particular challenges for young people who are struggling to finish school, develop a career and find their place in the community. Youth have unique needs that are not well served in traditional adult or paediatric mental health inpatient settings, so the Carlile Centre serves as a ?hub? for clinical expertise, accepting referrals from across VCH and filling a gap in the current continuum of care for youth. This expertise, combined with a warm, homelike environment will ensure youth with concurrent disorders benefit from leading-edge, best practice mental health and substance use treatment.

We focus on helping youth as they manage their substance use and mental health concerns by providing: 

  • A Multidisciplinary treatment team consisting of psychiatrists, a psychologist, occupational therapist, nurses, youth care counsellors, social workers, concurrent disorders therapist and teacher 
  • Diagnostic clarification and medication management
  • Individualized treatment plans incorporating the youth?s needs and goals
  • Medically managed detox
  • A safe and welcoming environment and culturally competent care
  • Ways to build coping skills
  • Opportunities to create positive connections and skills through a range of therapeutic approaches
  • Connection with support systems (families, friends, community etc.)  
  • Discharge planning to provide sustainable support for youth

HOpe centre

1337 St Andrews Avenue
3rd floor
North Vancouver, BC
V7L 3L4
Phone: (604) 984-5004
Fax: (604) 984-3793

Referral

Access to the Carlile Youth Concurrent Disorders Centre is by referral only and through your local Mental Health and/or Substance Use team.  

Download the Carlile Youth Referral form. Once this is complete please fax to Central Addictions and Intake Team (CAIT) at (604) 681-1894

For questions regarding the referral process please contact your local mental health and substance use team or CAIT at (604) 675-2455 extension 22501 

Parking & transportation

Paid parking is available underground at the HOpe Centre. There is also two-hour street parking located close to the HOpe Centre. 

Eligibility

?This service is for clients:

  • Age 13- 18 years 

  • Resident of Vancouver Coastal Health region 

  • Severe Mental Health Symptoms 

  • Current severe problematic substance use 

  • Severe functional impairment in 2 or more of the following: school/work, social relationships, housing, or self-care. 

  • Requires a comprehensive assessment and treatment initiation in a secure setting 

  • Community resources exhausted and/or unable to manage in the community 

  • Identified community case manager as per local determination