BalancedView is an evidence-informed, online resource designed to reduce weight bias and stigma among medical, mental health, allied health and public health professionals to improve patient outcomes across British Columbia. BalancedView provides health professionals with practical knowledge, skills and tools to work collaboratively with patients to promote healthy weights while fostering positive mental health and overall well-being.

The 5-module resource is an interactive online tool that takes approximately 2-3 hours to complete. The resource can be completed any time, from any computer or tablet. Participants receive a certificate of participation upon completion of the course.

Module 1: Understanding Weight Stigma

Module 2: Patient Voices

Module 3: Introduction to Health-Centred Approaches

Module 4: Professional Voices

Module 5: Applying Health-Centred Strategies in Practice

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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.