- Mental Health
- Substance Use
- Healthy Living
The Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre and the BC Children’s Hospital Health Literacy Team have won a 2016 BC Quality Excellence Award, in the category of Staying Healthy! The BC Quality Awards are presented by the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council, and aim to recognize individuals, teams, and facilities that have improved the quality of care in BC.
The team was recognized for the work being done to ensure children, youth, families, and women across BC are able to access the mental health and substance use resources, information, and services that they require to understand mental health or substance use challenges they may be experiencing, get connected to help early and quickly, and to experience mental wellness. The team works to ensure that all of the resources developed are evidence-based and appropriate for the target audience, and many are available in multiple languages to support the needs of families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. The team also works to reduce stigma and discrimination associated with mental health challenges through a number of initiatives and events.
Some of the highlights of the team’s work include:
Another reason that was highlighted in the award submission, that plays a key role in the success of the team, is the dedication, passion, and enthusiasm of all of the team members. I can attest to this myself – the team has created a positive and supportive environment where all members genuinely appreciate each other’s unique experiences, skills and strengths. It is truly an honour to work with each of my colleagues, and I can say with certainty that this supportive environment plays a key role in the quality of the work being produced by the team.
Congratulations to all of the Kelty Centre and Health Literacy team members, as well as all of the other very deserving BC Quality Award recipients!