Mental Health Act resources for clinicians working with children and youth

The Child, Youth, and Reproductive Mental Health programs at BC Children’s Hospital have launched a new education module about the Mental Health Act with a pediatric focus.

A CME-accredited version of the module for health care providers is available on the Learning Hub.

Screen shot from healthymindslearning.ca showing the link to the BC Mental Health Act Toolkit

A new Mental Health Act Toolkit is available to the wider public at  healthymindslearning.ca.

“Through collaboration with experts in mental health at BC Children’s Hospital and with input from patients and families with lived experience, this resource was developed primarily for health care providers admitting children and youth under the Mental Health Act,” says Angela Olsen, project manager at BC Children’s Hospital and Child Health BC. The team also created tools to support children, youth, and their families as they navigate the admissions process.

Olsen encourages people to share these tools widely among professionals who work with children and youth who are admitted under the Mental Health Act. If you have questions or feedback about these resources, contact her or Brittin Oakman.

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