Kelty Blog

How cool would it be to control the ‘weather’ of our minds – but like the outside weather, it is going to do what it’s going to do. ...

Bringing in the New Year a New Way!

by Amy (Peer Support Worker for Eating Disorders)

It’s that wonderful time of year again when New Year’s resolutions invite us to think about the state of our lives and how we’d prefer them to be. This can be a time for healthy reflection and renewed dedication...

Announcing the Kelty ‘Pinwheel’ and FORCE ‘In the Know’ Topic Lineups for 2012

by Brent

We are pleased to announce some very exciting topics for ‘Pinwheel’ and ‘In the Know’ education series in 2012, including talks on Internet Addiction, Mental Health of Immigrant Youth, Cannabis (Pot), Bullying and more!

The Kelty ‘...


Don't Be a Bully: The Effects of Bullying on Kids' Mental Health

by Kim

Did you know that nearly half of all school-age children in BC report having been bullied in the last year? Forms of bullying included teasing, purposeful exclusion, and physical assault.

Connections have been made between bullying and a number of mental health...

Your Family’s Mental Health Over the Holiday Season

by Kaleigh

The holidays can be a stressful time for everyone, so I’ve found a couple tips I want to share with you. Hopefully these will help ease the holiday stress so everyone can enjoy spending time with family and friends.

Tips for your...

Stress Management Over the Holidays

by Michelle H.

Let’s face it – as much as the holidays are a time to relax, wind down, and enjoy good food and good company, they can also be stressful. Thinking about gifts, travelling in poor weather, cooking for large quantities of people, or keeping the...

Atypical Antipsychotic Medications in Children & Youth

by Leah & Lorrie

Second-generation antipsychotics (SGAs), otherwise known as atypical antipsychotics (AAPs), are being used more frequently in children and youth in Canada. These medications are used for many different reasons. The most common reasons are: ADHD, mood...

It Takes a Whole Campus… Promoting Mental Health and Well-Being for College and University Students

by Michelle C.

Did you know that 89% of college and university students feel overwhelmed by all they have to do? Over half feel that things are hopeless, and more than one third of students feel depressed. Imagine a lecture hall filled with students: nearly all of them...

Share Your Family's Experience Supporting a Child or Youth with a Mental Health Challenge

by Meredith

BC Mental Health & Addiction Services is creating a cross-cultural mental health literacy video and is looking for families of various cultural backgrounds to participate!

Did you know that 1 in 5 children and youth in BC have...

Kelty Pinwheel Education Series: Social and Emotional Development in the Early Years (0-3)

by Saman

Are you a parent, educator or service provider looking to increase your knowledge of child and youth mental health, substance use, and healthy living topics?

Our monthly Pinwheel Education Series give you a chance to learn about key mental health topics from a...


Promoting Positive Body Image in Children

by Kiera

We live in a world that values thinness. Media images of very thin models tell us that thin is beautiful and news headlines tell us that obesity is an “epidemic” and that fat is “bad.” What we hear less about is weight bias and how it affects our...

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.