Everyone agrees the ER is not the optimal place for children and youth to go to in a mental health and substance use (MHSU) crisis, but people are desperate for help. An ER protocol aims to provide that help.

When end of life journeys did not go well for families in Powell River, a local GP, Dr. David May insisted “we need to do this better”.

On National Aboriginal Day we're celebrating an example of how partnerships and incorporating culture into care are already making an impact on the lives of aboriginal youth in crisis in rural BC.

Increasing access by building physician knowledge, skills and confidence in CYMHSU.

Many small communities struggle with access to specialist services. Read how one community developed solutions and a toolkit to help spread success.

Two legacy items build on 'all learn all share approach to share success for CYMHSU

A new mental health program on the North Shore aims to educate and empower teans, promote positive mental health, and give them the confidence to see help for themselves and others.

"Physicians were telling us, 'We are seeing kids every day. We really need more training"

On August 15th 2016, forty youth, from communities spanning Burnaby to Boston Bar, came together at the first ever Fraser Youth Forum as part of the B.C. Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use Collaborative.

Children, youth and families facing a mental health or substance use crisis will often present in BCs Emergency Departments desperate for help and support. A new ER protocol aims to better support those in crisis.

An interview with Shared Care Co-Chairs sheds light on how evolving goals and priorities of the Committee may be impacting those engaged in Shared Care work.

Nanaimo’s John Barsby Community School opened a new Wellness Centre where young people in grades 8 to 12 can get primary care in an easy, comfortable and friendly way.

Ashley and Abigail share their emotional stories about coping with anxiety in a short video.

Physicians are often the first to care for children, youth and families struggling with mental health and substance use issues.

"It's like a bad family reunion"

The first ever Joint Collaborative Committee Showcase to take place since the committees were formed over a decade ago, attracted close to 400 people this past February in Vancouver.

Hip fractures in BC have a significant impact on individual patients and on the health care system. Specialists, pharmacists, GPs and others are working together to reduce risks for falls and improve outcomes for patients.

A series of informational videos on eating disorders diagnosis, management and treatment is being launched during National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, February 1-7.

“To be able to drive change together is really exciting”, says North Shore family physician, Dr. Lisa Gaede. Dr. Gaede is describing a project that brought together North Shore GPs and orthopaedic specialists to address a common goal.

This fall, a number of community events brought together parents, youth, school personnel, health care providers, and many other community partners, to learn how to support children, youth and families struggling with mental health and substance use issue