Kelty Blog

An Online mental health and wellness platform for young people ages 12-24 in BC. Foundry empowers young people to lead healthy lives by providing easy access to tools and strategies for wellness....

Kelty Centre PiRs and YiRs: Who We Are and What We Provide

The Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre is known as BC’s mental health and substance use information and resource centre for children, youth, and families (up to the age of 24 and eating disorders of all ages) at BC. Children’s Hospital. What people may not know is that the...

Youth Ambassadors Project on Self-Care

This year, youth are taking ownership of their mental well-being. The Kelty Youth Ambassador program brings together a group of young individuals passionate about raising mental health awareness and reducing stigma to work on a project that will promote wellness in their schools and communities...

Have you or a family member accessed mental health services at BC Children’s Hospital? We want to hear from you!

The Child & Youth Mental Health Program of BC Children’s Hospital is developing a new directional plan to guide our priorities over the next three years.

We want to hear from current or former patients and their families about what works well, where we can improve, and what...

Meet the Health Literacy Team!

The BC Children’s Hospital Health Literacy team is led by Andrew Tugwell, Director, Health Promotion & Prevention, and made up of a number of project managers and project coordinators – see photo. We work alongside the staff of the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre to support...

Jasmine's Story

Mental illness became apparent in my life when I was just 8 years old. It started off as textbook symptoms of an acute episode and overtime progressed to episodes of depression and suicidal ideation. I vividly recall going to school thinking “okay, this is it.” and mentally rehearsing my...

2016/2017 Health Literacy Annual Report!

The BC Children’s Hospital Mental Health Literacy Team is excited to share our 2016/17 Online Annual Report. The new online format of our annual report allows us to share our accomplishments and the impact of our...

Health Literacy Team & Kelty Centre Updates

The BC Children's Hospital Health Literacy Team and the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre have a lot going on these days and we want to share it all with you!

We've developed a new app and have a lot of upcoming events and opportunities for schools, communities, and youth on...

New Youth In Residence at the Kelty!

On behalf of the entire Kelty team, I am so excited to announce that we have two new youth in residence (YiRs) joining us here at the Kelty Centre.

You can learn more about them by reading their bios below. Keep an eye out for more--they will be contributing longer posts to the blog in...

Healthy Strategies for Back to School

As the days get shorter throughout the month of August and the beginning of fall draws near, a wide range of feelings can emerge. Much like January, the arrival of September often feels like the start of a new year: a time to reset and to start new activities, new routines, and new goals. For...

A Letter to Your Body

For anyone who has struggled with an eating disorder, you know that the body becomes the enemy.  You are separate from your body as it betrays you time and time again.  It becomes a torturous battleground for the war that is going on in your mind and we abuse it without giving a second...

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.