The BC Children’s Hospital Compass Mental Health program is a province-wide service that aims to improve access to evidence-based care for all BC children and youth living with mental health and substance use concerns.  The multidisciplinary Compass team works collaboratively with community care providers to understand their unique challenges, and supplement specific community knowledge with the information, advice, and resources they need to support children and youth in their community. Compass can help with diagnostic clarification, medication recommendations, and treatment planning.


Health Professionals 

The BC Children’s Compass team provides clinical consultation to the following providers: 

  • Family physicians
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Public health nurses
  • Pediatricians
  • Psychiatrists
  • Child and youth mental health teams
  • Community carers (including Elders)
  • School mental health teams (such as school counsellors, psychologists, and educational assistants)
  • Substance use teams 

Visit the Compass Website for more information.


Professional Development 

Find educational resources, including toolkits and webinars, on the Compass website.

Sign up for the Compass Connections newsletter for monthly updates on events, new resources and more. 

Contact Compass by phone (1-855-702-7272) or email ( Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm.