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.
Read the Anscomb brochure to learn more about the program.
Anscomb provides specialized services for children and youth up to and including age 18, who are having significant challenges in their daily functioning due to severe, complex and persistent mood, anxiety and/or behavioural conditions related to major psychiatric disorders such as depression, bipolar, OCD, generalized anxiety, panic, PTSD, complex trauma or schizophrenia.
These may or may not be associated with co-morbid neuro developmental conditions such as ADHD, ASD, FASD, learning disabilities, or other developmental or intellectual impairments.
The Anscomb program is located at the Queen Alexandra Centre for Children’s Health in Victoria. The Anscomb program serves all Island Health area children, youth and families with appointments occurring on site at the Queen Alexandra Centre for Children’s Health.
General Information on Anscomb Outpatient Services
South Island (Sooke, Westshore & Greater Victoria)
Referrals to the Anscomb program are only accepted from Mental Health Clinicians through the Ministry of Child & Family Development - Child & Youth Health Clinics.
Duncan, Central & North Island:
Referrals are accepted from physicians and mental health clinicians. It is recommended that children/youth be connected with their local Mental Health services prior to a referral to Anscomb.
Find the referral form here.
To discuss a potential referral or obtain more information, please contact Island Health, Child, Youth & Family Mental health Services Intake at 250-519-6720.
2400 Arbutus Road
Victoria, B.C. V8N 1V7