Youth Homelessness: Mental Health and Substance Use Patterns During COVID-19

Mental Health supports at Covenant House Vancouver

Many youth living on the streets of Vancouver experience mental health concerns that are often left undiagnosed including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Depression, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, and Borderline Personality Disorder. Often these youth cope by turning to substance use. Covenant House Vancouver ... Read more

Kristy HayterJanuary 25, 2021

It’s Mental Illness Awareness Week!

Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) is an annual national public education campaign designed to help open the eyes of Canadians to the reality of mental illness. The week was established in 1992 by the Canadian Psychiatric Association, and is now ... Read more

Kristy HayterOctober 08, 2020

It’s World Suicide Prevention Day

Since 2003, World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th has served as a call to action to individuals and organizations to prevent suicide. Our team of Youth Workers, Registered Clinical Counsellors and Social Workers all work together to ensure our young ... Read more

Kristy HayterSeptember 10, 2020

CHV’s Integrated Case Management Team

Covenant House Vancouver's Integrated Case Management Team (ICMT) is made up of registered Social Workers who provide youth-focused, coordinated, and all-encompassing services to youth. Social Workers seek to focus and build upon the unique gifts and strengths that each young ... Read more

Kristy HayterSeptember 01, 2020

A day outside helps Tom’s mental health

In Canada, anxiety is the leading mental health concern for young people. Anxiety is an expected response to a threat that can help keep one safe in challenging scenarios but for some youth, that anxiety is something that lasts well ... Read more

Kristy HayterAugust 27, 2020