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Children & youth mental health services


COVID-19 update

As of March 23, 2020, CYMHSU operations are being modified due to COVID-19. 

Our programs serve diverse populations, including young children, children in school and young adults. Some services are provided in languages other than English. Mental Health teams may include nurses, counsellors, occupational therapists, physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, rehabilitation therapists, social workers and support staff. Each team is unique, with the mix of staff and services reflecting the needs of each community and population. 

Our services

  • Assessment

  • Treatment

  • Consultation

  • Therapy (individual, group, and family therapy)

  • Psycho-pharmacological treatment, day programs and parent education.

Eligibility & cost

Our services are free-of-charge and available to children and youth who live in the Vancouver Coastal Health region. Age ranges may vary by program. See the program descriptions using the links below for more information. 

Access services

  • Vancouver - Call 604-675-3895.

  • North Vancouver and West Vancouver - Intake is done in person at the Ministry for Children and Family office at 301-224 West Esplanade, North Vancouver BC, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

  • Sea to Sky and Sunshine Coast - Child and youth mental health services are operated by the Ministry for Children and Family Development. Contact a Child and Youth Mental Health Office outside of Vancouver directly.

Youth substance use services

Our free youth substance use services are designed to meet the needs of youth struggling with substance misuse or addiction to drugs or alcohol. They include prevention, counselling and treatment services. 

Youth substance use services

VCH child and youth mental health services

Click on the program listings below for details. 

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