Kelty Blog

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...

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...

FOUNDRY Stories Project

For young people who are navigating life’s large and small challenges — from colds to relationships, from anxiety to job hunting Foundry makes a difference by doing things differently. Created with and for young people, everyone is welcome at Foundry. We empower young people to lead...

BOM Summary of the Year!

It is hard to believe the 2017 Balancing Our Minds community summits have come to a close.

It feels like yesterday we were announcing the community summit applications back in October, and...

A Fitness Journey

So far in 2017, one of the most positive aspects of my life has been joining a new fitness club at the recommendation of a friend. I hadn’t been particularly physically active since injuring my back earlier in 2016 from running, and the lack of activity was starting to affect my mental...

Controlling our Weather

How cool would it be to control the ‘weather’ of our minds – but like the outside weather, it is going to do what it’s going to do.  When it comes to our minds, it seems to be just chatter, chatter, and more chatter!  And...

Compassion in Conflict

A few years ago I got my introduction to mindfulness: an 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course. It’s safe to say it changed my life. It not only gave me practical ways to cope with my anxiety and depression, but it also provided me with a new perspective on life. Beyond the...

On becoming a mother

“Making the decision to have a child - it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ” 
― Elizabeth Stone

In March 2016 my life changed forever. One sunny day I gave birth to my daughter, and...

When it’s Time to Let Go

Most of us have had that friend. The person we drag our feet about seeing and once we finally do see them… we don’t leave feeling the greatest. In today’s world of hyperconnectedness (that’s not a word but I’m pretending it is) and having our social lives at our...

Handling Change in Your Life

Everybody experiences change in their lives. Change can come in many forms but as part of our human nature, we normally do not like major changes and fear the unknown and uncertainties. I’ve struggled with accepting the fact that some things in life are beyond my control and instead of...

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.