Kelty Blog

Body Image, Exercise, and Sport

by Amy, Eating Disorders Peer Support Worker

Very few people will argue with the fact that physical activity has many health benefits.  It improves mood, controls weight, boosts energy, and improves sleep, to name a few.  For most people, this shouldn't come as...

Understanding Tics & Tourette Syndrome

by Kim

What are tics & Tourette syndrome?

Tourette syndrome is characterized by quick or sudden movements or sounds that are repeated for no apparent reason. These movements or sounds are called “tics.” Tics cannot be controlled, and some...

Understanding Mental Illness: New Genetic Counselling Service

by Angela Inglis, Genetic Counsellor

In February 2012, a new, free clinical service opened in Vancouver within the Provincial Medical Genetics Program, to provide genetic counselling to people with mental illness and their families. This service is for both men and women who are...

Feeling Inspired by Families

by Meredith

Over the weekend, we completed the filming for the cross-cultural mental health literacy video that I previously wrote about here....

In One Voice Campaign Wraps Up

by Michelle C.

The In One Voice campaign came to a close last week. As part of the launch of, British Columbians were encouraged to add their voice to support mental health by uploading a video pledge. Kevin Bieksa led the campaign, in honour of his friend and...

From Darkness Into Light

by Saman

My family moved to Canada when I was fourteen, and that's when all the trouble started. I had been a happy and well-adjusted teen back home, excelling in school and extracurricular activities, and enjoying a full life surrounded by friends and loving family....


Being Me: Promoting Positive Body Image – A Teacher’s Resource

by Kiera

Action Schools! BC has recently launched Being Me: Promoting Positive Body Image, a resource designed to help elementary and middle school teachers promote positive body image among their students.

For those of you who are not familiar...


I have dealt with the sudden loss of two friends one in 2005 and one in 2009.  Losing someone is never easy and can make you think about things and look at yourself and your life in a different way. Many of your thoughts maybe negative but there can also be...


‘Spring’ on the Body Image Angst!

The other day as I was sitting at my desk, I received a phone call from someone who flooded the conversation with her worry of the upcoming summer, feeling she had gained too much weight. For those of you that know me, during the month of February I have been busy with the...

Pink Shirt Anti-Bullying Day

by Brent, F.O.R.C.E Youth in Residence

Have you heard of Pink Shirt Day? Are you wearing something pink tomorrow to support anti-bullying? Pink Shirt Day started in Nova Scotia after a grade 9 student was bullied on the first day of school for wearing a pink shirt. The bullies...

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.