We all share stories of our sons and daughters whose lives have been derailed by OCD. We have come together to support the work of the *OCD Program at BC Children's Hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia. We were fortunate to have our children treated at the clinic. The clinic's programs are successful in treating OCD and we as parents want to support its efforts and help expand its programs for the benefit of OCD families and OCD-affected youth in British Columbia and Canada.
The OCD clinic at BC Children's Hospital in Vancouver opened in 2011 and is the first Pediatric OCD Research facility and clinic of its kind in Canada. Its mission is to:
To date the clinic has treated 120 children and teens with OCD since 2011 and would like to double the number of families it treats by 2014.
Current Treatment Programs and Services for children and teens:
The future goals of the clinic are:
The OCD clinic is headed by Dr. Evelyn Stewart who along with her team delivers leading-edge therapies and research. Recruited from Harvard, Dr. Stewart hopes to establish a Centre of Excellence for the study and treatment of OCD in Canada. Currently severe cases in other provinces send patients to the United States. An established centre here in Vancouver would provide an "in Canada" option.As parents of children affected by OCD we are committed to helping the OCD Clinic realize its goals and ensure access to treatment for youth who suffer from OCD.
Here to HelpHeretoHelp is a website of the BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information. We’re working together to help people better prevent and manage mental health and substance use problems and live a healthier life.
Kelty Mental Health Resource CentreThe Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre provides information and resources on mental health disorders and substance use affecting BC youth and their families.
Canadian OCD NetworkA not-for-profit organization to support the OCD community across Canada.
Anxiety BCThe Anxiety Disorders Association of British Columbia (AnxietyBC™) is a non profit organization which was started in early spring of 1999 by a group of concerned consumers, family members, and professionals, who work to increase awareness about anxiety disorders; promote education of the general public, affected persons, and health care providers; and increase access to evidence-based resources and treatments.
BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services(an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority) Provides a diverse range of mental health services to people across BC.
Canadian Mental Health Association - BCProvides a wide range of services and supports to people who are experiencing mental illness and their families. These services are tailored to the needs and resources of the communities where they are based.
Beyond OCDBeyond OCD, the leading provider of consumer-friendly resources to help sufferers cope with and conquer Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), works to increase public and professional awareness of OCD, educate and support people with OCD and their families, and encourage research into new treatments and a cure.
OCD Education StationOCD can be particularly difficult for young people at school, and OCD can seriously impact academic performance and social development. With this in mind, Beyond OCD created the OCD Education Station web site. Here, school personnel can learn about the disorder, how to recognize it in the classroom and manage it day to day. The site is a resource for all school personnel who want to help make school life better for students with OCD.
International OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) FoundationThe mission of the International OCD Foundation is to help individuals with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) to live full and productive lives. Our aim is to increase access to effective treatment, end the stigma associated with mental health issues, and foster a community for those affected by OCD and the professionals who treat them.
The OCD program at BC Children's Hospital accepts referrals from your doctor or any mental health care professional including psychologists and psychiatrists. If you feel your child has OCD or a mental health issue, have her or him assessed by a mental health professional.
Email us: info@OCDbc.ca
We are working in conjunction with the Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation and the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre, which have long standing working relationships with BC Children's Hospital and the infrastructure to help raise funds and supply resources for people who wish to learn more about OCD and perhaps seek help.
If you click on the donate button below you will be taken to the Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation donation page. In the personal information section, please select OCDbc in the donation category. Thank you.