Children and youth who are referred to the Mental Health Clinician will be contacted for an intake appointment to determine the best course of action. This can include:
The Mental Health Clinician is also involved in community-based, preventative projects:
The Mental Health Clinician meets clients in a variety of settings and every effort is made to meet the needs of the child/youth and family. The clinician has a main office located at The Henry Grube Education Centre, but is also available to meet at the Children and Youth Mental Health office, school sites, public locations and sometimes in the family home.
The Mental Health Clinician is a full time position with flexibility in terms of hours. In general, availability is 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, with evening appointments easily arranged. The clinician follows the school year calendar in terms of holidays.
Referrals to the Mental Health Clinician are made the following ways:
Referrals are processed as quickly as possible, with initial contact usually occurring within a few days of receipt.
The Kelty Centre is a free, all-inclusive, virtual resource for BC children, youth, and their families. The centre provides timely, relevant, evidence-based and client-friendly information on topics concerning mental health and addictions and on programs and services available in British Columbia. The center has an office at BC Children’s Hospital.
Toll free 1-800-665-1822
Website: The Kelty Resource Center
The Teen Mental Health website is Canadian based and an excellent resource for parents and teens in regards to a wide variety of mental health issues. It is user friendly and is continually updated to provide the most current information
Website Teen Mental Health
AnxietyBC™ provides a rich resource of self-help information and programs, as well as resources for parents and caregivers. Their mission is to increase awareness, promote education and improve access to programs that work.
This resource provides web-based information, resources, toolkits, and an information line
Toll free 1-800-661-2121
Website: BC Partners for Mental Health and Addiction
This distress line provides confidential, non-judgemental, free emotional support 24 hours a day 7 days a week for those experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including feeling that may lead to suicide. Call if you need to talk to someone because you are worried about something or feel upset or confused.
Toll free 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
A national, bilingual 24 hour toll free confidential phone counselling, referral and internet services for children, youth, or their parents.
Toll free 1-800-668-6868
Website Kids Help Phone
Provides crisis intervention.
Toll free 1-866-661-3311
Website: Youth in BC