Aboriginal Child and Youth Mental Health Program

Aboriginal Child and Youth Mental Health Program

The Aboriginal Child and Youth Mental Health (ACYMH) program provide culturally sensitive and competent supports which integrate cultural teachings and cultural opportunities. The program is guided by the traditions of the Medicine Wheel and the Seven Sacred Teachings.

Aboriginal healing in combination with Western philosophies and approaches provide the support and help maintain a long-term connection with wellness. Together, the Clinicians and the Wellness coordinator deliver groups to children, youth, families, and caregivers based on need. The program accepts both self-referrals and community. After the referral has been received the Wellness coordinator will contact the family to set up an initial consultation.

For moderate to severe mental health concerns, the Clinician provides one-on-one service for children and youth, develops treatment plans, supports parents and/or caregivers when needed, and makes recommendations for post-service support.

The Wellness coordinator provides pre- and post-service support for clients and their families develops community links and maintains the program developments.

Clinical Counselling for Children and Youth experiencing (but not limited to):

  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma
  • Self Harm
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

For support services call Community Mental Health Intake at 250-377-6500. If your need is urgent, call the Crisis Team at 250-377-0088.