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

Michelle C., Manager of the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre on May 01, 2018

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 needing mental health support and care across Canada.

This year’s theme focuses on self-care for children and youth, as well as their parents and caregivers. Everyone is encouraged to start a conversation in their home, school, workplace and/or community about the importance of taking care of ourselves – what does taking care of me “look like, sound like, feel like”.

At the Kelty Centre, we will be posting videos on May 7 where members of our team talks about what self-care means to us - keep an eye on our social media channels for these videos.  

We will also be celebrating Child and Youth Mental Health Day this year with a resource table for families in the Oak Street Lobby of BC Children’s Hospital from 11am-2pm. Feel free to come by for some resources, promotional items, treats, and prizes, and to meet the members of our team and learn about how we support children, youth, and families from across BC.

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


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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.