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CYMHSU Community of Practice

in-person Event October 19, 2018

On October 19th, 62 attendees came together in Vancouver to provide input on the CYMHSU Community of Practice strategic plan, and to develop concrete action plans moving forward. 

Read this short report for access to presentations, and to learn more about outomces and action plans resulting from the day:

Summary Report


When the Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use (CYMHSU) Collaborative wrapped up in December 2017, physicians and other health professionals felt there was a need to continue working together to champion care and to support improvements in mental health and substance use services for children and youth.

The Shared Care Committee agreed, and have been supporting a CYMHSU Community of Practice which includes more than 150+ physicians, health professionals and system partners, including representatives from Government Ministries and Health Authorities. Two in-person meetings have taken place, to bring together the community and to set common goals. 

three WORKING GROUPS FOCUS ON priority areas:  

  1. Support ongoing, productive discussions with all government ministries involved
  2. Support incorporation into practice of evidence and resources for addressing and preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s)
  3. Continue to build community networks of physicians and other health professionals.

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Get Involved

If you’re passionate about child and youth mental health and would like to get involved, please email