Supporting providers to deliver the best care close to home
Compass is a province-wide service to improve access to evidence-based care for all BC children and youth living with mental health and substance use concerns.
For healthcare or community care providers
Are you looking for support / clinical consultation on a particular case?
Call Compass for advice and support with diagnostic clarification, medication recommendations and treatment planning.What to expect when you call Compass?
Not a healthcare provider?
Check out these helpful resources.
If you’re a parent or caregiver, go to keltymentalhealth.ca
If you’re a youth or young adult, go to foundrybc.ca
How Compass Works
A team of mental health and substance use professionals is only a call away.
Provider needs support in treating patient with mental health or substance use concerns
Consultation is conducted between the community provider and Compass team
Direct assessment IF needed
For select rural communities, after indirect consultation(s), a DA may be discussed on a case by case basis.
What to expect when you call Compass?
New Compass Toolkit: Self-injurious behaviours in children and youth with Autism & Intellectual Impairments
Do you have child or youth patients with self-injurious behaviour (SIB)? Do these children and youth also have neurodevelopmental conditions such as autism and intellectual impairment? Check out the all NEW Compass SIB toolkit for assessment tools and management strategies for self-injurious behaviours.
Explore the new toolkit here.
Looking for additional resources on self-injurious behaviour? Check out the Compass webinar on SIB, Autism & Other Neurological Conditions.
Webinar Recordings - 2023 School Counsellors Webinar Series
Compass Team members were so pleased to speak and learn with BC School Counsellors during a recent three-part webinar series. The recordings from the Anxiety in Schools & Self-Injury, Depression & Suicide webinars are now available. The webinar slides are also available to view and print for future reference: Anxiety Slides and Self-Injury, Depression & Suicide slides. Thank you so much to all the school counsellors who joined us.
Webinar Recordings: Compass Connections Webinar Series on Somatization
The recordings from the November-December Compass Connections Webinar Series on Somatization are now available for viewing:
- Somatization in Pediatric Populations: Recording and Powerpoint Slides
- Somatization: Communication Strategies: Recording and Powerpoint Slides
- Somatization: Treatment Strategies: Recording and Powerpoint Slides
The scripts from the role play scenario is also available. The scripts highlight key clinical strategies to help reduce mistrust and confusion, deliver information about somatization, and introduce two key concepts in treatment - exploring emotions and optimizing functioning.
Thank you to everyone that joined us for this fantastic webinar series!