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Find Something You Love


Growing up everyone seemed to have a hobby or something they loved whether it was hockey, soccer, volleyball, music, drawing, golf or one of many other hobbies and interests. Most of my friends seemed to have something that when they talked...

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Summertime, Kids, and Healthy Lifestyles

Ahh, summertime.

Evenings are long, kids are outside and there’s more time for families to spend together--playing, riding bikes or trying new games and sports.

But as the summer holiday season approaches its end, and kids return to school, busy...

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Encourage Family Healthy Living this Fall

This year, we have enjoyed what felt like a long, hot summer. With the change of months from August to September has come a change in weather that really makes it feel like fall. While summer often brings more free time to enjoy outdoor activities and family time, the fall...

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Life lessons I learnt from my dog

I’ve had a few ‘aha’ moments in the past few days observing my adorable yellow lab, Daisy. Seriously, I’m not joking; she’s definitely taught me some essential life lessons.

Don’t roll your eyes! Let me elaborate.


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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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Taking a “Breathr” - Mindfulness for Kids & Youth

In the increasingly fast-paced world that we live in today, we are starting to hear more and more about how much stress and pressure is placed on kids at young ages. Chaotic routines, higher expectations at school, and situations with friends and other peers can create very...

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Holiday Wellness

The brisk air, holiday music and festive decorations tell us that December is here and the holidays are around the corner! Like many others, Christmas is one of my favourite times of year. I love getting together with family and friends to share food and create memories....

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It's Easy Being Green!

When I started my new job with BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services this past March, I set a goal to ride my bike to work at least three days a week. The first week was difficult as I hadn’t been on my bike in years and I had to learn how to get to work...

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Introducing the BoosterBuddy Mobile App

I had a wonderful experience working on the design team for BoosterBuddy, a new app created to help young people improve their mental health. BoosterBuddy provides tools for managing wellness in a fun,...

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Healthy Communities

Hello summer! This wonderful summer weather brings a special lightness to the air. Days are longer, people seem happier, and it’s easier to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. Summer also brings the Public Health Association of BC’s annual Summer School. This...

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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.