Balancing Our Minds Youth Summit 2016: Connecting for Wellness

Balancing Our Minds Youth Summit 2016: Connecting for Wellness


Thursday February 11, 2016


9am - 3pm

Rogers Arena - Gate 3
Abbott St. and Expo Blvd.
Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 6G1
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Thank you to all of the participants, speakers and volunteers who came together to make Balancing Our Minds 2016 an inspirational day of learning and dialogue! To stay engaged and keep the conversation going, please join the Balancing Our Minds Facebook Group.

Event Agenda

Discussion Session Instructions

Balancing Our Minds is a free, one-day event for high school age youth in BC to learn about mental health, engage in fun activities and participate in thoughtful dialogue. The event is organized by BC Children's Hospital with support from the Canucks for Kids Fund.

The 2016 event took place on Thursday, February 11th at Rogers Arena. The focus was on connecting and creating youth-driven dialogue to promote mental wellness in schools and communities! 

Event Goals:

  • Increase knowledge about mental health and substance use
  • Build awareness of available mental health tools, resources and services
  • Decrease stigma towards individuals experiencing mental health challenges
  • Generate ideas about how to promote mental wellness in schools and communities



BC Children's Hospital

This is an agency of Provincial Health Services Authority, providing provincial tertiary mental health services to the citizens of British Columbia. Programs include: Adult Tertiary Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatric Services, Child & Adolescent Mental Health, Women’s Reproductive Mental Health, as well as the Provincial Specialized Eating Disorders Program for children and youth located at the BC Children’s Hospital.

Provincial Health Services Authority

Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) is one of six health authorities – the other five health authorities serve geographic regions of BC.

Ministry of Health

British Columbia Ministry of Health

RBC Children's Mental Health Project

RBC Children’s Mental Health Project is RBC's cornerstone “health and wellness” pillar; RBC Children’s Mental Heath Project is a multi-year philanthropic commitment to support community-based and hospital programs that reduce stigma, provide early intervention and increase public awareness about children’s mental health issues.

BC Children's Hospital Foundation

Through a wide range of fundraising events and opportunities, The BC Children's Hospital Foundation is united with its donors by a single, simple passion - to improve the health and the lives of the young people who enter BC Children's Hospital every day.