Today is World Oceans Day and this year’s area of focus is on preventing plastic pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean.

In a previous blog post I wrote about...

The Kelty Centre is looking for feedback!

BC Children’s Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre has THREE upcoming opportunities for parents, families and caregivers to be involved in the design and development of a new Help Finder Tool,...

Letting Go of the Guilt

I recently saw a post on social media that described the difference between being a parent in 2017 and being a parent in literally every generation before. It went like this:

How to be a parent in 2017: Make sure your children’s academic, emotional,...

Fostering Resilience in Children and Young People

We all have protective factors in our lives that help us be resilient when faced with challenges. We tend to underestimate our strength and what our mind and body...

Transition to Summer

The year is full of transitions and another one is upon us. The school year is winding down, the weather is changing, schedules are shifting and a sense of excitement, but also “what’s next?” can be felt. The end of the school year can be a very busy and hectic time, with lots...


How to Support a Loved One or Peer with Mental Health Challenges

In my day to day work at the Kelty Centre, I receive calls, emails and drop-ins from families or youth wanting guidance or resources on how they can be a better support for their loved ones/peers. As a young adult with lived experience, I would say your presence is the most important thing. It...


May 7th is National Child and Youth Mental Health Day!

Monday, May 7th is National Child and Youth Mental Health Day! Started by the Institute of Families for Child & Youth Mental Health, this day is about creating awareness and acknowledgement of the thousands of children, youth, and families...

The CALM Curriculum: Interview with Co-Founder Kiran Sidhu

Today I had the pleasure of speaking with Kiran Sidhu, co-founder of the CALM Curriculum. Take a read on my interview with Kiran below to find out more:


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Francis' Story

As part of the launch of, one of the new features we are excited to include are personal stories from young people across BC. We began...


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.