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Child & youth mental health & substance use

Prevention, assessment and treatment services and resources for children and youth who are experiencing mental health challenges.

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It’s ok to ask for help.

Learn the early signs and symptoms of mental health challenges in children and youth and ensure they, along with their families, caregivers and other involved adults, are aware of the mental health supports and resources. In crisis? Call 9-1-1 for medical emergencies and missing persons. For crisis or suicide, call 1 (800) 784-2433. Online options are also here to support you:

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Children aged 0 to 6

6 services

School-aged children (6-12)

10 services

Youth & young adults (age 12 to 18)

23 services

Parents, caregivers & families

9 services

Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind mental health

1 services

Youth substance use services

7 services

Child & youth mental health & substance use services A to Z

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. Browse the complete A to Z list of child and youth mental health and substance use services available in person or virtually.


  • Attention Deficit Hyper Activity Disorder (ADHD) Family Education

  • Boundaries Program (FACES)

  • Central Addiction Intake Team (CAIT)

  • Child & Adolescent Mental Health Program (CAP)

  • Child & Adolescent Response Team (CART)

  • Child & Youth Cross Cultural Mental Health Program

  • Child & Youth Mental Health Teams

  • Child & Youth Suicide Prevention Services

  • Connect Parent Group (FACES)

  • Early Childhood Mental Health Services

  • Eating Disorders Program

  • Family & Child Counselling Program

  • Family Involvement & Support Programs

  • Family Peer Support

  • Foundations Program (FACES)

  • Foundry Works

  • Here4Peers

  • Peak House

  • Resilient Kids (FACES)

  • Supporting and Connecting Youth (SACY) Substance Use Prevention Initiative

  • Supporting and Connecting Youth Leadership & Resiliency Program

  • Youth & Young Adult Drop-In Mental Health Counselling

  • Youth & Young Adult Mental Health Substance Use Support

  • Youth Assertive Outreach Mental Health Team

  • Youth Concurrent Disorders Program (FACES)

  • Youth Concurrent Disorders Services

  • Youth Day Treatment Program

  • Youth Home Stabilization Program

  • Youth Intensive Case Management Teams (YICMT)

  • Youth Urgent Response Team (YURT)

Crisis support


Take the MindHealthBC Screening Quiz to help find out what mental health challenges you might be facing. It should take less than 10 minutes to complete.

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