Kelty Blog

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 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...

How Does Internet Use Affect Girls’ and Women’s Body Esteem?

The way we engage with each other is changing, or perhaps it is safe to say that it has changed. Social media and internet use is a large part of western culture and there is no going back. We are bombarded daily by images, posts, and tweets from our social network. We know more about friends...

International-Self Care Day

Today is International Self-Care Day, which aims to raise public awareness of the importance of self-care to stay healthy and prevent or delay illness.

Many of us in our workplace and home life have made a habit of putting others before ourselves. Whether we are making sure our...

Enlightened Ambition

Anxiety is widespread among youth today. I believe part of the reason for this to be the pressure to succeed. It’s not enough to just be you. The rush to succeed; the pressure to be good at everything (and the very best at some things) has been taken up by our youth before they have had a...

The Joy of Travel

I’ve just returned back from a week of holidays and I am happy to say that I am functioning at a very slow pace. I believe it is a good sign to come back to work and struggle to remember your login and passwords when you first arrive at your desk. 

Travel has always been one...

FOUNDRY Stories Project

For young people who are navigating life’s large and small challenges — from colds to relationships, from anxiety to job hunting Foundry makes a difference by doing things differently. Created with and for young people, everyone is welcome at Foundry. We empower young people to lead...

BOM Summary of the Year!

It is hard to believe the 2017 Balancing Our Minds community summits have come to a close.

It feels like yesterday we were announcing the community summit applications back in October, and...

A Fitness Journey

So far in 2017, one of the most positive aspects of my life has been joining a new fitness club at the recommendation of a friend. I hadn’t been particularly physically active since injuring my back earlier in 2016 from running, and the lack of activity was starting to affect my mental...

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.