Skip to main content

Compass Toolkits, a new online resource for community care providers

Each Compass Toolkit has sections on essential knowledge, assessment, and treatment about high priority mental health topics to support children and youth across BC.
Use this image as both the current Page Image and for News listings

​Compass Toolkits are a new online resource for community care providers. Each toolkit highlights sections on essential knowledge, assessment, and treatment about high priority mental health topics and substance youth concerns for BC children and youth. 

Overall, the goal of Compass, and these toolkits are to build our capacity as a province to take care of children and youth with mental health and substance use close to home. The toolkits that are available now cover ADHD, anxiety, depression, disruptive behavior problems, suicide risk assessment and substance use/concurrent disorders.

CHECK OUT THE COMPASS TOOLKITS


They are designed in an e-learning format, are user-friendly and easily viewable on desktop and mobile devices. At the end of each toolkit, care providers can access patient resources and additional curated information that they can share with patients and their families.

ADHD-toolkit-3-family-resources.png

About the Compass program

Compass is a province-wide service supporting community care providers with what they need in order to deliver quality care to BC children and youth living with mental health and substance use concerns. This program includes services for care providers across B.C. including: phone support, connection to resources, direct telehealth consultations (if needed) with patients and tailored training and education.

The team is made up of child and youth psychiatrists, mental health and substance use clinicians (social workers, nurses, psychologists, etc.), and a care coordinator. They support with substance use, mental health, behavioural and family challenges, trauma and general guidance for when care providers need additional support with a youth patient. 

LEARN MORE ABOUT COMPASS 


Have questions?

Contact Meredith de Freitas
Program Manager, Health Literacy / Compass, BC Children's Hospital
Meredith.deFreitas@cw.bc.ca

BC Children's Hospital; anxiety; addiction; depression; Substance use
Children's Health
SOURCE: Compass Toolkits, a new online resource for community care providers ( )
Page printed: . Unofficial document if printed. Please refer to SOURCE for latest information.

Copyright © BC Children's Hospital. All Rights Reserved.

    Copyright © 2022 Provincial Health Services Authority.