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CYMHSU Community of Practice

Our Mission 

To equip doctors with the tools, skills, and relationships to advance child and youth mental health care, and substance use prevention and care across BC. 

2023/25 Strategic plan

CYMHSU CoP Annual Gathering

On September 14, 2023, over 100 family physicians, specialists, health care providers, Ministry staff, and Doctors of BC staff came together at the Sheraton Wall Centre in Vancouver for an annual gathering focused on improving the quality of care for children and youth facing mental health and substance use issues. Read the summary report for a look at how the event transpired.


1) Substance Use

2) Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

3) Rotating short-term “Hot Topic” issue as identified by CoP membership


UBC CPD Webinars: Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use

A number of educational webinars have been recorded for ongoing access since 2020. You can access all of the recordings through UBC CPD's webinars page.

ACES resources

For a comprehensive selection of ACEs resources and articles, take a look at our ACEs folder in the Collaborative Toolbox.

ACEs and Trauma-Informed Care for Children and Youth

A virtual education session on ACES & Trauma-Informed Care for Children and Youth by family physicians, Drs. Linda Emiko Uyeda, Shirley Sze, and developmental pediatrician Dr. Christine Loock. This session is for healthcare teams across BC who work with children, youth and families. 

To view the webinar, please use the passcode: e+b+h$1J.

Everyday Anxiety Strategies for Early Years

EASEY is a self-paced, online course and collection of resources that provides BC early years professionals with practical and evidence-informed anxiety information and strategies to strengthen their capacity to support families with young children ages 0-6 experiencing everyday (mild to moderate) anxiety. For more information, view the EASEY Infographic.

Child and Youth Substance Use Clinical Care Pathway

The Shared Care-funded UBC CPD-led CYSU Clinical Pathway project recently accomplished a milestone in this project with the completion of the Child and Youth Substance Use Clinical Care Pathway. For point of care access to this resource, visit Pathways BC.


If you’re passionate about child and youth mental health and would like to get involved, please email Sonia Virk.