Kelty Blog

The Child & Youth Mental Health Program of BC Children’s Hospital is developing a new directional plan to guide our priorities over the next three years.

We want to hear from...

Meet the Health Literacy Team!

The BC Children’s Hospital Health Literacy team is led by Andrew Tugwell, Director, Health Promotion & Prevention, and made up of a number of project managers and project coordinators – see photo. We work alongside the staff of the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre to support...

Jasmine's Story

Mental illness became apparent in my life when I was just 8 years old. It started off as textbook symptoms of an acute episode and overtime progressed to episodes of depression and suicidal ideation. I vividly recall going to school thinking “okay, this is it.” and mentally rehearsing my...

Health Literacy Team & Kelty Centre Updates

The BC Children's Hospital Health Literacy Team and the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre have a lot going on these days and we want to share it all with you!

We've developed a new app and have a lot of upcoming events and opportunities for schools, communities, and youth on...

New Youth In Residence at the Kelty!

On behalf of the entire Kelty team, I am so excited to announce that we have two new youth in residence (YiRs) joining us here at the Kelty Centre.

You can learn more about them by reading their bios below. Keep an eye out for more--they will be contributing longer posts to the blog in...

Healthy Strategies for Back to School

As the days get shorter throughout the month of August and the beginning of fall draws near, a wide range of feelings can emerge. Much like January, the arrival of September often feels like the start of a new year: a time to reset and to start new activities, new routines, and new goals. For...

A Letter to Your Body

For anyone who has struggled with an eating disorder, you know that the body becomes the enemy.  You are separate from your body as it betrays you time and time again.  It becomes a torturous battleground for the war that is going on in your mind and we abuse it without giving a second...

How Does Internet Use Affect Girls’ and Women’s Body Esteem?

The way we engage with each other is changing, or perhaps it is safe to say that it has changed. Social media and internet use is a large part of western culture and there is no going back. We are bombarded daily by images, posts, and tweets from our social network. We know more about friends...

International-Self Care Day

Today is International Self-Care Day, which aims to raise public awareness of the importance of self-care to stay healthy and prevent or delay illness.

Many of us in our workplace and home life have made a habit of putting others before ourselves. Whether we are making sure our...

Enlightened Ambition

Anxiety is widespread among youth today. I believe part of the reason for this to be the pressure to succeed. It’s not enough to just be you. The rush to succeed; the pressure to be good at everything (and the very best at some things) has been taken up by our youth before they have had a...

The Joy of Travel

I’ve just returned back from a week of holidays and I am happy to say that I am functioning at a very slow pace. I believe it is a good sign to come back to work and struggle to remember your login and passwords when you first arrive at your desk. 

Travel has always been one...

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.