Child and Youth Mental Health

If You Are in Crisis…

call 911 or go directly to Lady Minto Hospital.  BC Crisis LIne: 310-6789 – 24 hours 7 days a week. 

The Child and Youth Mental Health services includes assessment, counselling and case planning for children and youth with depression, anxiety, family conflict, unmanageable behaviour, or other mental health concerns in home, school or community. The service provides specialized clinical interventions and  support and follow-up in office or on an outreach basis.

The Child and Youth Team work closely and consult with the child and adolescent psychiatrist who is on site periodically. Staff also provide consultation on mental health issues for others working with children and youth.

The program is aimed at children and youth under 19 years of age residing in the Gulf Islands who present with moderate to severe emotional, behavioral and/or psychological difficulties.

There may be some exclusions that relate to the needs beyond the scope of the program.


Services are provided from the Salt Spring Island Community Services building at 134 McPhillips Avenue. The building is wheelchair accessible and has private counselling offices and group/family meeting rooms. Services may also be provided in community locations including schools.

Access to Service

The services can be accessed through Salt Spring Island Community Services intake services. 

Referrals are accepted from Ministry of Children and Family Development, schools, physicians, community agencies and self-referrals.

Please see Intakes and Referrals for online referral and intake forms.