The 24/7 regional crisis unit, the largest unit of its kind in B.C., will support Fraser Health children and youth aged six to 17 who are in acute mental health crisis with psychiatric issues such as depression, psychosis or severe behavioural disorders.
CAPSU will be a progressive, therapeutic facility with decor, components and furnishings designed to foster a calm and healing environment – the evidence-informed design will be influenced by the lived-experience of youth and their families.
In the Snoezelen™ room, bubble tubes can light up, a chair can move to the beat of music, a milky-way carpet on the wall can light up when touched. Young patients can crawl up, around and over a square foam cube, project images on the ceiling and the wall, sit or lie on the heated floor, cocoon in a heavy blanket, or relax on an elevated mat that gives a gentle massage. The multi-sensory environment/materials can calm and reduce agitation and anxiety through the use of gentle light, soothing sound, relaxing smell and touch. Or they can stimulate through exciting visuals, music and sounds and textures to explore.
Become a member of a team of specialized doctors, nurses, youth care counselors, social workers and occupational therapists supporting young people in B.C.’s largest inpatient child and adolescent crisis facility.