Celebrate Child & Youth Mental Health Day on May 7: Sharing the Care!

Michelle Horn, Program Manager on April 27, 2015

National Child & Youth Mental Health Day is coming up on Thursday, May 7!

Child & Youth Mental Health Day is a national awareness day led by the Institute of Families, in collaboration with partners from across Canada. Child & Youth Mental Health Day seeks to help create public awareness and acknowledgement of the thousands of children, youth and families needing mental health support and care across Canada. 

This May 7th, the theme is ‘Sharing the Care’, with an aim to encourage people to come together to support the mental wellness of children and youth and decrease the burden and stigma through our collective efforts. You can learn more about the day here.

This May 7, the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre will be hosting a table in the main lobby of BC Children’s Hospital. We will have Child & Youth Mental Health Day stickers, tattoos (temporary!), pins, and other promotional materials we will be giving out, and of course we will have food and prizes! Come visit us anytime between 10:00am – 2:00pm to celebrate with us, have some treats, get resources, and learn about what we’re doing to support children, youth and families.

We also encourage you to show your support for the day by wearing green! Why Green? In the 1800s, the colour green was used to brand people who were labeled “insane”. The children’s mental health community decided to continue using the colour green, but with a completely different focus. Green signifies new life, new growth and new beginnings.

For more information on child and youth mental health and for event day activities, please contact us at 604-875-2084 (Toll Free: 1-800-665-1822) or at keltycentre@bcmhs.bc.ca.

We look forward to seeing you this May 7 to celebrate Child & Youth Mental Health Day!



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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.