Kelty Blog

“I’m thankful for my struggle because without it I wouldn’t have stumbled across my strength.” Alex Elle

A few days ago, my sister shared a blog with me...

Meeting The Royals: Addressing Mental Health and Stigma

Nearly one month ago, I had shared a transformative experience that reaffirmed that my purpose in life was to help others and share my story of how I have overcome some of the worst years of my life.

When I was only 8 years old, I started to recognize the symptoms of depression within...

Parenting Through a Different Lens

Check out the first blog post from the new Kelty Centre manager, Lisa! She has taken the reigns while Michelle H. is on materinty leave. -Anna

Sometimes when our children “act out”, parents dig in harder. Our indignation with our child’s failure to comply...

A Good Scare

It’s the morning after Halloween, and tired kids everywhere, still crashing from their sugar highs, are headed off to school.  Hopefully everyone has had a fun and safe Halloween- but not too safe.  After all, what is Halloween if not a time to help kids test their limits of fear...

The Health Literacy Team Hits the Road

Starting last year, the health literacy team has been taking our resources, information and stories on the road to communities across BC to share what we know about promoting mental wellness in school communities. We have been sharing the...

Forgiving Ourselves and Accepting Help as Parents

“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change”.

-Carl Rogers

When my son was a baby, there were so many times I could have used more support.  I was lucky enough to have people in my life who would have offered it, but...

Parental Anxiety – (Trying to) Worry less, live more

I am generally a positive person. For most of my life when I’d experience setbacks or encounter challenges I’d say to myself, what’s the opportunity here?  And I can say that in my professional life I still take this approach daily.  As a parent however, that is a...

Balancing Our Minds 2017: Community Summits

For the past four years, the annual Balancing Our Minds Youth Summit event has been my favourite day of the year. I realize I’m shortchanging a whole number of holidays, celebrations, birthdays and general life events with that statement, but I can’t help it – it’s true...

Feminism and Mental Health

Early on in my University experience, I was introduced by new friends and professors to feminism. Like many people, I previously had a knee-jerk, negative reaction to the concept; I thought, ‘Things seem pretty equal to me, so what’s the problem?’. But through engaging with...

Making Sense of Suicidal Thoughts

“It’s never the pain that takes us out of the game, loves, it’s the SHAME about the pain”
-Glennon Doyle Melton

Sunday September 10th was World Suicide Prevention Day.  But of course every day should be suicide prevention day....

The Sandwich Generation

The Sandwich Generation:  a generation of people (usually in their 30s or 40s) who care for their aging parents while supporting their own children. As a young adult in my mid-twenties, I learned about this term during university. I did not even cross my mind that only a...

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.