Kelty Blog

Most of us have had that friend. The person we drag our feet about seeing and once we finally do see them… we don’t leave feeling the greatest. In today’s world of...

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...

Healthy Minds/Healthy Campuses 2011 Summit

by Kaleigh

Healthy Minds/Healthy Campuses is a Community of Practice made up of students, researchers, administrators and counsellors. The goal of the Community of Practice is to promote “peer-to-peer learning about issues related to campus mental health and healthy...

The Importance of Getting a Good Night's Sleep

by Michelle H.

We all know what it feels like when we don’t get enough sleep. In addition to feeling pretty tired the next day, you might find that you’re not able to concentrate as well, and you’re perhaps a bit more cranky or irritable than usual! While...

Kelty Partners with the Canucks for Kids Fund to Raise Awareness of Mental Health Issues

by Andrew

The Kelty team and our partners at Fraser Health (FH) are honored to be working with the Canucks for Kids Fund (CFKF). In memory of long-time Canucks forward Rick Rypien, a gift of $50,000 was donated through the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation (BCCHF) to...

A Warm Welcome to the Kelty Blog

by Connie

Did you know that one in five children and youth in British Columbia experience mental health challenges that significantly interfere with daily living? And are you aware that in BC, over half of youth who need mental health support have not accessed appropriate...


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.