Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre: How Can We Help?

on October 21, 2011

by Brent

We are BC’s source for mental health and substance use information for children, youth & families. Founded in 2008 with a generous donation from the Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation, the Kelty Centre is housed at the BC Children’s Hospital. Our centre offers information and resources on child and youth mental health and substance use issues. We also offer eating disorders support for all ages.

Our Centre has grown tremendously in the last three years and we now have a team of seven staff members who support children, youth and families across the province. Our team members include professionals who manage and coordinate our programs, and parents and youth who have lived through mental health challenges. There are two FORCE Parent in Residences (PiRs) that are here to offer peer support to parents. We also have two Youth in Residences (YiRs) who offer peer support and mentorship to youth. We also have an Eating Disorders Peer Support Worker on staff to provide her insights and experience in recovery.

Our core strength is helping people navigate the mental health system in BC. We connect them with the appropriate treatment and support services in their community. We also host free monthly educational sessions for the public – the Pinwheel Education Series – that focus on different mental health or substance use challenges each month. We welcome you to call, email or drop by the Kelty Centre, Monday to Friday from 10am-5pm. We look forward to serving you! In addition, you are welcome to explore the website which is available online 24/7 and which lists free events and contains valuable information and resources.


I really like the new website. I am encouraged by the partnership between youth, parents and professionals. I think being able to come in or call to connect with real people - not a voice mail tree - is pretty unique among helping agencies.Thanks for sharing your wisdom.


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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.