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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    Call Compass
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    Get Registered
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    Initial consultation call
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    Follow up consultation call
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    Claim CME Credits
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Call Compass
Providers call 1-855-702-7272 without patients/caregivers present, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm


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New Compass Toolkit: Trauma

Do you have children or youth in your clinical practice who have experienced trauma which is impacting their mental health? Check out the all NEW Compass Trauma toolkit for guidance with assessment, screening and treatment.

Explore the new toolkit here.

"This toolkit is designed to help care providers better understand how to engage in trauma-informed care and understand the health impacts of trauma among children and youth. 

Trauma is a complex but common mental health concern that can affect the emotional and physical wellbeing of children and youth. This Toolkit offers foundational information as well as concrete clinical tools and techniques to help clinicians address trauma-related concerns in their clinical practices." -Dr. Priya Watson, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

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Printable Compass Program Infographic: Your Ultimate Guide in One Page

Connecting with the Compass Program just got easier! We're thrilled to present a one-page graphic that simplifies the program's key details and contact information. Designed for ultimate convenience, this printable easy-to-use resource can be placed by your phone or computer, ensuring that providers have essential information at their fingertips. 

Link to PDF

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Wildfire Preparedness

We are deeply saddened by impacts of wildfires during this season, particularly the recent example of the devastating wildfires in Northeastern British Columbia. The Compass Program is committed to the well-being and safety of our communities, especially during times of crisis. As the recent disaster and evacuation alerts in the Peace River Regional District highlight, there is urgent need for disaster preparedness and we want to ensure that you have access to the necessary resources for child and youth mental health support during these times.

Red Cross: Guide to Disaster Recovery for Parents & Caregivers

FNHA: Recognizing and Resolving Trauma in Children during Disasters

CMHA: Coping through a natural disaster emergency