Child and Youth Mental Health Services
Child and Youth Mental Health (CYMH) Services, includes community-based CYMH services, the FRIENDS for Life program, the Maples Adolescent Treatment Centre, and Youth Forensic Psychiatric Services and offers a wide range of supports to promote mental health, prevent mental health and/or substance use problems and intervene appropriately to mitigate their effects on children, youth and their families.
Child and Youth Mental Health Services (CYMHS) provides a wide range of direct and contracted community-based specialized mental health services to children and youth under the age of 19 and their families on a voluntary basis.
CYMH staff typically includes psychologists, clinical social workers, counsellors with masters degrees, and nurses who have training and expertise in CYMH.
In a collaborative manner with the client and/or family, staff members provide services that include intake, screening and referral, assessment and planning, treatment, case management, and clinical consultation.