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.
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 brochure, program descriptions, and Community Referral Guide.
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
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
Family Peer Support – Coffee and refreshments with parents who know the ropes. Led by a parent with lived experience, this group provides support, navigation and a social opportunity for parents of children living with mild to severe mental health issues. Share strategies around reducing anxiety, school refusal, or self-care. Learn about community resources and remember – You Are Not Alone.
Looking for a Family Doctor or Nurse Practitioner? Live in the Chilliwack, Hope, or Agassiz-Harrison area? Register online for the waitlist to be attached to a local healthcare provider. Please note that this service is only available to those who do not already have a Family Doctor/Nurse Practitioner. Those without internet access can register through the phone system at 604-795-0034.
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.
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.