Developmental Disabilities Mental Health Services

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Suicide prevention hotline: 1-800-784-2433

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Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868

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Developmental disabilities mental health services provide individualized assessment, treatment and education for adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities and complex mental health needs.

What to expect

Services include:

  • Individualized assessment, treatment and education for adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities and complex mental health needs. 
  • We offer psychiatric and behavioural assessment, diagnosis, psychiatric treatment, clinical counselling, speech/language assessment, music or art therapy, and therapies to deal with behavioural disorders. 
  • We deliver one-to-one support at home or in the hospital for people in crisis, case management, educational, training, and consultative services, and work in collaboration with existing community resources and support networks.

This service is operated by Fraser Health, serving residents of Vancouver Coastal and Fraser Health. For more information, visit: Developmental disabilities mental health services | Fraser Health 

Eligibilty 

Eligibility requirements include:

  • Aged 12 years or older (for youth 12 to 18 years of age, the request must come through the Ministry of Children and Family Development) 
  • Psychological assessment indicating an IQ of 70 or below
  • Have a mental illness and/or challenging behaviour
  • Have developed the intellectual disability before the age of 18
  • Must meet Ministry of Children and Family Development criteria

Contact information 

The Burnaby office serves residents of Bella Bella, Bella Coola, Burnaby, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Pemberton, Pitt Meadows, Powell River, Richmond, Sechelt, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, West Vancouver and Whistler. 

Phone: (604) 918-7540
Fax: (604) 918-7550

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