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Programs & Services

Mood, Anxiety & Psychosis Service - Child and Adolescent Addiction and Mental Health Specialized Services

Provides services to children and adolescents with moderate to severe mood or anxiety disorders, and to children and adolescents with psychosis, who are not responding well to other treatments.

Mood and Anxiety Services (children 0-18 years of age):

  • multi-disciplinary team assessment
  • short term treatment (medication management, parent coaching, and individual/family and/or group therapy as required)
  • psycho-education on mood and anxiety disorders

Psychosis Services (children age 14 and under):

  • psychiatric assessment
  • medication management
  • psycho-education on psychosis
  • consultation for schools
  • discipline assessments as required (psychology, occupational therapy)
  • facilitate access to appropriate community resources

Service Providers May Include
family counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists, registered nurses (RNs), social workers

Parent(s)/legal guardian must regularly participate in family therapy and agree to medication management, individual therapy and education sessions.

Mood and Anxiety Stream

Inclusion Criteria

  • younger then 18 years old
  • diagnosis of anxiety and/or mood disorder
  • receiving comprehensive treatment and is not responding

Exclusion Criteria

  • unmanaged and/or untreated ADHD(Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • disruptive, impulse-control, eating and conduct disorders
  • selective mutism
  • medically unstable

Psychosis Stream

Inclusion Criteria

  • 14 years old or younger
  • diagnosis of psychotic disorder

Exclusion Criteria:

  • not medically stable
  • cannot be managed on an outpatient basis
Referral Needed

You need to be referred through Access Mental Health.

Service Access

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.

Contact Access Mental Health to arrange for a referral.

Service Locations