Kelty Blog

I have recently returned from nine months of travelling the world with my spouse. I know nine months—writing the first sentence I can still hardly believe it. As you can imagine nine months...

Recognizing Exhaustion

The past couple of weeks I’ve been dead tired.

Over the last month and a half I’ve had many changes in my life. So many things have changed at once that it has been overwhelming. I’ve taken on new work--two new jobs--and moved house. It's all been a bit stressful....

Mindcheck.ca Poster Design Contest

mindcheck.ca is inviting BC youth, ages 13-25, to help us design a new poster for the website!!! We’re looking for original designs and artwork that we will use to create our next poster. Below are the themes we are hoping to capture...

Anger is Not the Problem

I used to believe my anger made me a bad person.

My temper was wild and easily triggered. In the throes of rage I had no qualms about breaking objects, saying horrible things and threatening self-harm, sometimes following through on those threats. I would become spiteful, just looking...

 

This May 7, Celebrate Child & Youth Mental Health Day!

Did you know that May 7 is the 10th annual National Child and Youth Mental Health Day? Started by the Institute of Families for Child & Youth Mental Health (Doing Business as the F.O.R.C.E. in BC),...

 

Provincial Workshops on Supporting Student Mental Wellness - Call for 2016-2017 Sites

This past school year, the health literacy team had the opportunity to travel to five different school communities across BC to deliver workshops on supporting student mental wellness. The team visited Summerland (SD67), Campbell River (SD72),...

Promoting Understanding of Bullying & Self-Harm

A widespread issue within elementary and high schools, bullying among students has been much discussed and debated. With anti-bullying policies and campaigns put in place, there have been plenty of successful efforts to educate and eliminate the spread of bullying in and outside of schools. That...

 

Oh Baby! (aka Reproductive Mental Health)

There are many changes that women go through when they get pregnant. Physical changes are the most obvious and noticeable, but also social, emotional and economic. Since I found out I was pregnant, I have been keenly aware of these changes. I have been feeling tired throughout the day and not as...

Apply to Present at the 2016 Summer Institute!

We are now taking applications for breakout session presentations at the 7th Annual Summer Institute: Promoting Mental Wellness in BC School Communities. The Summer Institute will take place on Thursday and Friday, August 25-26 in Vancouver.

We encourage...

 

Taking Mental Health Awareness Beyond the Conversation

Each year the Balancing our Minds: Youth Summit is a chance for high school students to come together to learn about mental health. The hope is that they will walk away feeling more comfortable talking about mental health and feeling better equipped to deal with any potential mental health...

Community Connectedness and Positive Mental Health: Unspoken thoughts and hidden facts report 2016

Maintaining our physical health is very important. We see ads and posters strewn all over the media encouraging us to “get in the best shape we’ve ever been.” What many don’t realize is that health is not made up of only physical state, but mental state as well. That is...

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.