Aboriginal Child and Youth Mental Health (ACYMH)

ACYMH ensures mental health services are respectful of traditional teachings and accessible to the Aboriginal community. The program strives for a holistic view of health as set out on the medicine wheel, taking into account the spiritual, the physical, the mental and the emotional.

Call 604-858-0113 or see their brochure for services provided and emergency numbers.

Chilliwack Child and Youth Mental Health (CYMH)

Child and Youth Mental Health (CYMH) provides specialized mental health treatment to children and youth  (0-18) and their families, who are experiencing mental health symptoms that impact thoughts, behaviours and feelings. View their brochureprogram descriptions, and Community Referral Guide.

Also see the Chilliwack Mental Health & Substance Resources for Children, Youth and Families.

Contact CYMH at 604-702-2311 for more details, or for more information about Child and Youth Mental Health Programs in British Columbia, visit http://www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/mental_health/.

Chilliwack Youth Health Centre

The Chilliwack Youth Health Centre has two sites dedicated to wellness for youth and young adults ages 12-26 years. You don’t need a referral, it’s free, confidential, and you can drop-in. Teams of service providers can address your medical and mental health needs. You can see them for anything from acne to sexual health to counselling for issues related to anxiety, depression, substance use, gender identity, family conflict, peer conflict, and school and life planning.

Location: Neighbourhood Learning Centre (attached to Chilliwack Senior Secondary)
Address: 46361 Yale Road
Date and Time:
Every Tuesday from 1-7pm
Providers: Counsellors 1-7pm, last drop-in 6pm; Doctors 3-6pm, last drop-in 5:30pm.
Bus Route: 1 Vedder, 3 Chilliwack, and 11 Agassiz/Harrison
Phone: 604-819-4603
Email: chilliwackyouthhealthcentre@gmail.com

Location: Stó:lo Primary Health Care Clinic
Address: 7201 Vedder Rd, Building #7
Date and Time: Every Thursday from 2-7pm
Providers: Counsellors 2-7pm, last drop-in 6pm; Doctors 2-5pm, last drop-in 4:30pm
Bus Route: 1 Vedder and 5 Yarrow/Greendale
Phone: 604-824-3219 or 1-844-827-2473

For the most up to date information, check out www.chilliwackyhc.com or www.facebook.com/chilliwackyhc.

F.O.R.C.E. (Families Organized for Recognition and Care Equality)

Offering support, advice and advocacy for parents who are working within the Mental Health system.

Contact Lina at 604-799-5099, or chilliwack.pir.force@gmail.com. Learn more at www.forcesociety.com.

START Team

The Short Term, Assessment, Response, Treatment (START) Team provides confidential mental health crisis intervention services for children and teens (ages 6 – 18). Services may include mental health and risk assessment, safety planning, short term individual or group therapy, resource and referral coordination, and family support.

Youth, families and professionals can directly access services by contacting the START Team at 1-844-START11 (1-844-782-7811). For more information see Fraser Health’s website.

Telecare Crisis and Caring Line

You may be feeling down, lonely worried. Life can be pretty overwhelming at times. Give the Telecare Crisis and Caring Line a call at  1-888-852-9099, and tell them what’s on your mind. Calls are free and are answered by fully trained, life experienced and caring volunteers.

For more information go to www.telecarebc.com.