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?
Healthcare Providers Wanted for SFU study on Climate Change
The Research for Eco-Social and Equitable Transformation (RESET) Lab at Simon Fraser University is working on a research initiative called ‘Bridging Climate Change and Healthcare: Opportunities for Intergenerational Justice and Supporting Youth and Children's Mental Health’, which seeks to support youth and children’s mental health care during the climate crisis. They hope to learn about how health care providers and other health care professionals see:
-Youth/children’s mental health being affected by climate change,
-What healthcare related to climate change looks like in rural and remote communities,
-How children and youth are currently being supported,
-Which places in the healthcare system could better support these youth/children,
-What the role of other family/peers/networks is in the healthcare journey for youth experiencing climate events,
-Where climate change stays and disappears in the medical journey,
-How youth/children’s mental health could be incorporated into a community's existing community programming,
-How healthcare policies and settings could incorporate youth/children voices.
Their work is grounded in community participation and seeks to collaborate with and hear from health care professionals who are currently working with youth and/or children in rural/remote communities in BC. As such, we are looking for health care professionals to share their unique experiences and perceptions about how climate change is impacting youth and children as participants in our interviews. The interviews will be approximately 60-90 minutes and held virtually over Zoom.
If you know anyone or organizations who may be interested in participating in the study, please reach out to Adrienne at email@example.com by March 31, 2023.
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!