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

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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?


Are you wanting to learn more about child and youth mental health or substance use?

Explore Compass’ Education Resources & Initiatives

Not a healthcare provider?
Check out these helpful resources.

If you’re a parent or caregiver, go to

If you’re a youth or young adult, go to


How Compass Works

A team of mental health and substance use professionals is only a call away.

Feeling stuck

Feeling stuck

Provider needs support in treating patient with mental health or substance use concerns

Telephone consultation

Telephone consultation

Consultation is conducted between the community provider and Compass team

Direct consult if needed

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?

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Providers call 1-855-702-7272 without patients/caregivers present, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm


Pathways BC

New Child & Youth Substance Use Guideline Live on Pathways BC!

Formulated in collaboration with Shared Care / Docs of BC and UBC CPD, the Child & Youth Substance Use guideline has been crafted with a principal focus on catering to primary care providers, although its utility extends to other providers. The primary objective of this guideline is to deliver a concise and practical resource tailored for a 15-minute primary care visit, supplemented with links to pertinent resources for further reference.

Explore the new CYSU Clinical Care Pathway here.

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NEW Compass Toolkit: Challenging Behaviours and Emotional Dysregulation

Do you have children or youth in your clinical practice with challenging behaviours and emotional dysregulation? Check out the all NEW Compass Challenging Behaviors and Emotional Dysregulation Toolkit for guidance with assessment and management.

Explore the new toolkit here.

This toolkit is designed to help clinicians better understand how to approach children and youth presenting with challenging behaviors. Challenging behaviors are often the "tip of the iceberg" and this toolkit guides clinicians in how to assess for underlying environmental, mental health, and developmental factors with the goal of developing a compassionate, trauma-informed management plan that supports both the child and family." -Dr. Susan Baer, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

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BCCH-UBC ADHD Research Study

BCCH-UBC are investigating how Asian Canadian and White Canadian families make decisions about what treatment to pursue for their children and youth with ADHD. The hope is to help reduce the mental health service gap for Asian Canadian families. Each family will complete measures at 3 time points over a year.

Families are eligible for this study if their child/youth:

  • has been assessed for ADHD within 2 months, and
  • is between the ages of 6-18 years, and
  • is of Asian decent, or
  • is of western European descent

Referring Physicians Receive:

  • With families' consent, BCCH-UBC will share with you individualized information about elevated scores on common comorbidities with ADHD that the child/youth is presenting with.
  • Study results, including strategies physicians can use to connect Asian Canadian families with treatments they find acceptable.

Find out more about the study and find study resources to share with families here:

Contact the team for more information:

  • UBC peer lab director: Dr Amori Mikami
  • BCCH psychologist & investigator: Dr Janet Mah