Aboriginal Child and Youth Mental Health
Caring & Sharing Family Support Group
Chilliwack Addictions and Prevention Services (CAPS)
Chilliwack Child and Youth Mental Health
Chilliwack Church Youth Groups
Chilliwack Youth Health Centre
Early Psychosis Intervention Program
Family Peer Support
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.
Chilliwack BC Schizophrenia Society provides a Family Support group for people who have a family member with a mental illness. Not limited to those with schizophrenia, it is for all kinds of diagnosed or undiagnosed mental illnesses.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-888-888-0029.
Chilliwack Addictions and Prevention Services provides effective and coordinated alcohol and drug prevention, intervention, and treatment services for adults, youth, and families living in Chilliwack. CAPS is a non-judgmental program that works with participants to find the right service to meet their needs.
The program offers a range of options, depending on the need of the participant, including:
- Individual and group counseling for adults and youth experiencing or affected by alcohol and drugs
- Secondary prevention and early intervention programming to people who are misusing drugs
- substance affected counselling for people who are not using drugs or alcohol, but instead affected by the use of someone they care about
- Referrals to other programs such as in-patient treatment at Fraser Health approved facilities
- Alcohol and drug information
- Outreach services
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 and program descriptions.
The benefits a youth club can bring are very varied, ranging from the fun to the serious. For a listing of local Church Youth Groups, see this pdf.
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 2-6pm
Providers: Counsellors and Doctors
Bus Route: 1 Vedder and 5 Yarrow/Greendale
Phone: 604-824-3219 or 1-844-827-2473
Recreational programs for youth who cannot afford or are unable to access other recreational options in the community. Emphasis on healthy activity as a lifestyle in a safe, supportive environment. Program also includes special events such a field trips and special outings during breaks in schools schedule. Summer programs designed to provide unique opportunities to experience new recreational choices. Drop-in access for after school programs. No pre-registration required. Funded by the City of Chilliwack.
For more information call Chilliwack Community Services at 604-792-6632 ext 102 or visit www.comserv.bc.ca.
Early intervention in psychosis involves early detection and treatment of first-episode psychosis; sustained intensive treatment during the early years or ‘critical period’ in the course of a psychotic disorder; and early detection and treatment of psychotic relapses. Emerging evidence suggests that the benefits of early intervention include improvement in both short and long term outcomes, and reduction of immediate suffering and danger. This EPI Training Program is an online training program designed for Mental Health Clinicians and Physicians to enhance their knowledge and skills in order to provide evidence-based early intervention in psychosis.
For more information visit http://www.epitrainingbc.org/.
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.
Opt clinics provide sexual and reproductive health services for all genders, all orientations and all ages. Our clinicians are committed to providing you with confidential, nonjudgmental, youth-friendly, pro-choice, and sex-positive services. Our services include low-cost contraception, STI care, pap screening, pregnancy testing and pregnancy options counselling.
Drop-in Tuesdays from 4:45-6:45pm, 45470 Menholm Rd. Note: There are limited drop in spots available. Making an appointment will guarantee you will be seen.Appointments are required for Pap screening: 604-997-7526.
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.
We can help you by helping to protect yourself from sexually transmitted diseases, and providing information about substance abuse services, a needle exchange, cleaning needles, mental health services, sexual assault services, and Hepatitis B vaccine.
Contact the Chilliwack Health Unit, 45470 Menholm Rd, at 604-702-4900.
Teen Clubs promote and facilitate growth and independence within the home and community by teaching social, vocational and personal life skills to Youth within a peer group setting. This service is offered to Youth with special needs aged 13 through 18 years of age. An MCFD-CYSN Social Worker (Ministry of Children and Family Development – Child & Youth with Special Needs) completes eligibility for this service and will complete the referral process. Once referred, Youth and their families are able to select their preference of Teen Clubs each semester. There are three annual semesters that run from January to June, July to August, and September to December.
Teen Clubs vary by semester but can include: Glee Club (Singing Program), Girls ONLY (Lifeskills Program), Culinary Crew & Breakfast Club (Cooking Programs), Health, Fitness & Wellness (Sports and Nutrition Program), REC Club (Recreation, Exercise & Comradery). Other seasonal offerings may include Snapshot Club (Photography Program), Film Club (Movie Making Program), Great Outdoor Eco-Warriors Club (Outdoor Program), etc. Registration and activity fees apply.
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.
YAG is a mental health literacy and suicide prevention awareness program for youth, where youth aim to educate other youth and community members about mental health and work at reducing the stigma surrounding mental health. For more information contact email@example.com.
Provides outreach services to youth ages 12 to 18 who are homeless, street involved, or at risk of becoming so; including possible sex trade involvement. Offers support and advocacy, helping youth to choose a healthier, safer lifestyle and reconnect with their families, schools, and communities. Services include help accessing shelter, food, and other community resources or services; working towards developing long term stability. Funded by MCFD.
Contact Chilliwack Community Services at 8937 School St, 604-792-6632 Ext 101 or 604-798-3246.