It recently came to the attention of the Sunshine Coast MLA that children suffering from a mental health crisis at emergency rooms in BC were being told to go to a drop in centre for help.

Nicolas Simons says there had been some kind of policy change at the Ministry for Children and Family Development.

Previously, Simons says a child and youth mental health worker would be called to the emergency department to help.

Simons says he wrote a letter to the Ministry about the issue…..

He says everyone he spoke to within the government agreed the change in policy was unacceptable.