Comox Valley Division of Family Practice

Child & Youth Mental Health

Ensuring children, youth and families receive timely access to integrated mental health and substance use services and supports is a priority for our Division’s members. The expansion of the province-wide collaborative on child and youth mental health and substance use from Interior Health to Island Health presented an excellent opportunity to support increased access to services in our community. 

The community has created a local action team with a wide reach across the Comox Valley to ensure that all voices are heard as we gather input to help enhance local child and youth mental health and substance use supports. This work is primarily funded by Shared Care, a joint collaborative committee of Doctors of BC and the Ministry of Health.  Over the next year, the local action team will identify and work toward achieving objectives relating to improved access to integrated care.

Resources

Parenting Support Resources - Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use [CYMHSU]

Adverse Childhood Experiences Questionnaires:

CYW Adverse Childhood Experiences Questionnaire (ACE-Q) Child

CYW Adverse Childhood Experiences Questionnaire Teen (ACE-Q) Teen:

Local Action Team member agencies

  • Child Psychiatry
  • City of Courtenay
    • City Councillor
    • The LINC Youth Centre​
  • Comox Valley Child Development Association
  • Comox Valley Community Justice Centre
  • Comox Valley Division of Family Practice
  • Comox Valley Family Services Association
  • Comox Valley Housing Task Force
  • Family Representatives
  • Hornby and Denman Community Health Care Society
  • Island Health
    • Public Health
    • Mental Health and Substance Use​
  • John Howard Society
  • Military Family Resource Centre
  • Military Family Resource Centre
  • Ministry of Child and Family Development (MCFD)
  • School District 71
  • St. Joseph’s General Hospital
    • Adolescent Day Therapy Program​
  • The F.O.R.C.E. Society for Kids Mental Health
  • Upper Island Women of Native Ancestry
  • Wachiay Friendship Centre
  • Youth as Caregivers Program (sponsored by Comox Valley Community Justice)