Archive August 2015

Kelty Blog

Back to School Jitters! Child transitions to a new school year

Why do some children love going back to school, whereas others simply dread the looming start of school? Most children are positive when talking about the new school year, the new teachers, seeing friends, and getting new school supplies.  Even though leaving behind...

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Everyday Practices for Mental Wellness

Last week, over 250 school professionals, parents, students and community partners gathered together at our annual Summer Institute to share ideas about promoting mental wellness in school communities. Each year, I’m inspired by the passion and energy that...

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Libraries: Great Local Resources for Families!

I recently attended a retirement party at a local library. It was my first time visiting this particular library, and as I made my way through the library to the party, I was reminded of what wonderful spaces libraries are for kids, families, and adults. Whether you are...

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Champions of Wellness Awards: Now Accepting Applications!

At the 2015 Balancing our Minds Youth Summit, held on February 12 at Roger’s Arena, the Champions of Wellness Awards made their debut. The premise behind these awards was that other awards to honour those making changes in the field of mental health often left...

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Body talk in women’s sports

I am a big fan of tennis. It is my favorite summer past time and with the dry weather I have been lucky enough to be able to play a lot this summer. Recently, my love for playing has evolved into an interest in watching professional tennis.

This past week was the...

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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.