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?
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: 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
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.
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.