As of January 6, 2020, Vancouver Child and Youth Mental Health & Substance Use (CYMHSU), the Child and Adolescent Response Team (CART) and Alan Cashmore Centre (ACC) Infant Mental Health are increasing their hours of operation. For details and updated hours, please download the CYMHSU Intake Clinic handout.
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 mental health programs offer a range of services including:
- 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.
To access child and youth mental health services in Vancouver, call (604) 675-3895.
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.
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.
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.