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...

How Gratitude Helps Us Heal and Remain Hopeful

It’s easy to get caught up in everything that is not going well and get caught up in the negative energy, but we can and have the ability to seek the silver lining in each situation, day and curve ball tossed our way. It is gratitude for everything that we have learned, the...

Beginning a New School Year - Healthy Strategies for Families and Kids

In early August, as the back to school signs begin to pop up in stores, I am reminded that there are only a few weeks left in our summer before we begin the transition to a new school year.  As a parent of two, I find myself experiencing mixed emotions.  Part of me feels a bit sad, as...

Back to School: A Youth’s Top Tips for How Parents Can Support their Kids

It’s almost that time of year again: back to school. And truly, irrespective of how old we are or at what stage of our schooling we find ourselves in, so many of us are feeling many of the same emotions as we prepare for that first day of class. Whether your child is going into...

The Relationship between Pain and Mental Health

Everyone experiences pain in their lifetime. However, many people experience chronic pain that may come in the form of mild pain or pain in short increments or for others it could restrict daily functioning. Chronic pain is not only related to physical impacts, but it can also have...

Tuesday July 24th is International Self Care Day!

With International Self Care Day approaching, it is timely to consider the importance of self care. While this notion is important for everybody, it is especially important for parents or care providers who are looking after others with mental health challenges. After all, you can do a much...

 

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...

 

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.