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Suicide prevention hotline: 1-800-784-2433

Call BC Crisis Line: 604-310-6789

Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868

BC Wide Indigenous Toll-Free Crisis and Support Line - KUU-US Crisis Support Line: 1-800-588-8717

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The Alan Cashmore Centre provides free treatment and support to families who have concerns about their child's ability to manage in two or more of the following areas of development, including emotional - managing feelings, including anxiety, anger, and sadness; social - getting along with other children; and behavioural - being aggressive, withdrawn, or not doing what is expected.

How to access

  • Check eligibility

    • Infants and children 0-5 years old at the time of referral
    • Families living in Vancouver
    • The parent/caregiver has ongoing concerns about their child’s mental health, their parenting, and/or their relationship with their child
    • The parent/caregiver has talked with another community professional who shares their concerns for their child
  • Get a referral

    Families can self-refer by calling (604) 675-3996, extension 0.

    Intake is by appointment only.

Hours of operation

Currently closed
  • Monday:   9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday:   9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday:   9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday:   9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday:   9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday:   Closed
  • Sunday:   Closed

Parking & Transportation

If taking a bus, please take #20, #9 or #99 and get off at East Broadway and Commercial Drive. If taking the Sky Train, go to the Expo or Millennium Line to Broadway-Commercial station.

There is underground pay parking directly beneath our building. Access this lot from the lane on the east side of Woodland street or the west side of Commercial Drive. Surrounding street parking is also available.

Services at the Alan Cashmore Centre

Services for families

We provide a range of therapy services which may include:

  • Intake screening and a discussion about community resources
  • Psycho-educational workshops for parents/caregivers
  • Therapeutic groups that involve both the child and their parent/caregiver
  • Parent-child relational work to foster emotional development and healthy relationships
  • Therapeutic Day Program for children and their caregivers

Services for the Early Childhood Community

We provide education and consultation about early childhood mental health to childcare centres, community health centres, Family Places, and Neighbourhood Houses. We also provide outreach to Early Childhood Centres to enhance staff knowledge, confidence and skills in caring for children with social, emotional, and/or behavioural concerns.

More about the service

Every child needs the support of strong and healthy family relationships. Building on family strengths helps provide a solid base for a child’s emotional health and well-being. Children and families make changes more easily when everyone plays a part. For these reasons we believe that parents and caregivers should always be involved in the treatment.

The infant and childhood mental health service in Vancouver supports families to

  • help families understand the importance of feelings and how to show them in a healthy way,
  • help children feel safe and secure,
  • help parents/caregivers and their children have satisfying relationships,
  • help parents/caregivers learn ways to be more responsive to their children, and
  • help children be socially capable.

Download the Alan Cashmore Centre: Early Childhood Mental Health Program Brochure

Robert & Lily Lee Family Community Health Centre

At Robert and Lily Lee Family Community Health Centre, you can get basic health care and learn how to keep yourself healthy. We provide services for people of all ages. The Centre works with community organizations and health care providers, such as your family doctor, to keep people and communities healthy.

Early Childhood Mental Health Services

Early childhood mental health services provide treatment and support to families concerned about their child's ability to manage emotional, social and behavioural areas of development.