B.C. children and families get help with mental health at 100 intake clinics – BC Gov

Dec. 6, 2018

VICTORIA – “With school in full swing, midterms over and the holiday season on the horizon, December makes sense as a time for parents to check in with their children to see how things are going,” said Wade Maybie, a registered nurse at the Child and Youth Mental Health (CYMH) Clinic in Saanich.

British Columbia parents may not know that there are 100 walk-in intake clinics around the province, funded by the Ministry of Children and Family Development, where children and youth who may be struggling with mental-health challenges can get assessed and connected to supports and services.

CYMH Clinic locations and contacts can be found here:https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content?id=7A47F63419D248FABE810E421BFD4D21

“Ten years ago, we might have had about 200 referrals annually. Seven years ago, that number rose to over 300, and now that number is approaching 500 each year just at the Saanich clinic,” said Maybie.

Read More: https://archive.news.gov.bc.ca/releases/news_releases_2017-2021/2018CFD0103-002340.htm

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