The goal of the Anscomb Program is to support children, youth and their families by evaluating and planning treatment for significant emotional, behavioural, psychological and psychiatric symptoms in order to increase the mental health and functioning of children and youth at home, at school and within their home community.
Mood Anxiety and Psychosis Team (MAP)
MAP provides specialized services for children and youth up to and including age 18, who are having significant challenges in their daily functioning due to complex mood, anxiety and/or psychotic conditions.
Examples of those who may be referred are children and youth who are experiencing depression, mania, anxiety, obsessions and compulsions, effects of post traumatic stress and psychosis.
The Neurodevelopment Team provides specialized services for children and youth up to and including age 18 who are having significant challenges in their daily functioning due to complex mental health and behavioural challenges secondary to neurodevelopmental impairments.
Examples of those who may be referred are children and youth experiencing mental health challenges along with autism spectrum, fetal alcohol and other related genetically based impairments.
The Anscomb Program serves all Island Health area children, youth and families.
Family physicians, pediatricians and mental health clinicians may make referrals (PDF) to the Anscomb Outpatient Services. Find out more about the referral process.
To discuss a potential referral or obtain more information, please contact Child, Youth & Family Mental Health Services at 250-519-6720 or 250-519-6794.