Kelty Blog

Today is World Oceans Day and this year’s area of focus is on preventing plastic pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean.

In a previous blog post I wrote about...

Emotional Hygiene

The Kelty Youth Ambassadors are young people from across the province passionate about raising awareness for mental health and wellness. This year, they have focused on self-care and have created blog posts, photo collages... Stories Project is now available to support the mental health and wellness of young people ages 12-24 in BC!

As part of the launch of...

A Minute with Marilyn: A Resource Recommendation from a Kelty Parent in Residence

It’s just after the holiday season, a time which can come with its excitement and positivity, but also its stress and challenges. Difficult family situations, feeling pressure about gatherings and gifts, and a change in routine can all contribute to making this a difficult time of year. I...

Kelty Centre PiRs and YiRs: Who We Are and What We Provide

The Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre is known as BC’s mental health and substance use information and resource centre for children, youth, and families (up to the age of 24 and eating disorders of all ages) at BC. Children’s Hospital. What people may not know is that the...

Coming Soon!

An Online mental health and wellness platform for young people ages 12-24 in BC. Foundry empowers young people to lead healthy lives by providing easy access to tools and strategies for wellness. Foundry is working to transform access to care through a province-wide network of centres and online...

Youth Ambassadors Project on Self-Care

This year, youth are taking ownership of their mental well-being. The Kelty Youth Ambassador program brings together a group of young individuals passionate about raising mental health awareness and reducing stigma to work on a project that will promote wellness in their schools and communities...


Have you or a family member accessed mental health services at BC Children’s Hospital? We want to hear from you!

The Child & Youth Mental Health Program of BC Children’s Hospital is developing a new directional plan to guide our priorities over the next three years.

We want to hear from current or former patients and their families about what works well, where we can improve, and what...


Meet the Health Literacy Team!

The BC Children’s Hospital Health Literacy team is led by Andrew Tugwell, Director, Health Promotion & Prevention, and made up of a number of project managers and project coordinators – see photo. We work alongside the staff of the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre to support...


Jasmine's Story

Mental illness became apparent in my life when I was just 8 years old. It started off as textbook symptoms of an acute episode and overtime progressed to episodes of depression and suicidal ideation. I vividly recall going to school thinking “okay, this is it.” and mentally rehearsing my...


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.