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Children & youth mental health services


Due to the current COVID19 Pandemic, CYMHSU operations are being modified as of March 23rd, 2020. For details including the updated hours for Child and Youth Mental Health Teams, the Child and Adolescent Response Team (CART), Youth Outreach and Alan Cashmore Centre (ACC) for Infant Mental Health, please download the Remote Intake Clinics and Specialized Programs Response Plan for COVID-19. For details of Youth Substance Use Services including SACY and LRP please download the Youth Substance Use Services Response Plan for 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.


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


These services are free-of-charge.

How to access mental health services for children and youth


To access child and youth mental health services in 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.

Child and youth mental health services near you

Below is a list of child and youth mental health services. The links below will take you to a directory listing, which includes descriptions, contact details and related documents for our services.

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