Kelty Blog is now available to support the mental health and wellness of young people ages 12-24 in BC!

As part of the launch of...

Eating Disorders Meal Support: Helpful Approaches for Families

We are very pleased to announce that the new eating disorders meal support video is now available! Eating Disorders Meal Support: Helpful Approaches for Families provides strategies to... is now on Facebook and Twitter! is now on Facebook ( and Twitter (@mindcheck_ca), and we encourage you to go and check us out!


AnxietyBC Launches Youth and Young Adult Website

The other night my colleagues and I attended the launch of AnxietyBC’s youth and young adult website. The new website is interactive, with lots of information and tools that...

Parenting with Tourette: A Shift in Perspective

I am a parent of a child with Tourette syndrome and I would like to comment on my experience of being a parent when crisis hit. She was ten and Tourettes was not only throwing tics at her but also obsessive compulsive disorder, intense anxiety and depression – all at once. Life was very...

Sarah's Story

I have a clear memory of being thirteen in my Mom’s white mini van and sobbing to her because I felt removed from reality, like I wasn’t in my own body. After that moment I was constantly complaining about not being able to breathe during moments of rest, so I went and got my lungs checked and...

Reducing Internet Stress

As internet and social media technology continues to advance, I find myself spending more and more time online - at work, on the bus, at home. The accelerating pace of communication often makes me wonder about the impact this has on our mental health. Moreover, what impact does it have on young...

Metabolic Syndrome: Can Changes in Eating Habits Help?

My name is Debbie Reid and for the next 10 months I’m trying to fill Metabolic Clinic Dietitian Lorrie Chow’s shoes while she’s on maternity leave. I’ve been asked to share...

On Thinking Positively

by Meredith

I have always set pretty high standards for myself in all aspects of my life; it’s no surprise that my zodiac sign is ‘Virgo’ AKA the perfectionist. As a result, I am often plagued with unhelpful automatic negative thoughts. I can’t even count...

Things I've learned through my Presentations on Eating Disorders

by Amy, Eating Disordes Peer Support Worker

Between March and June 2012, I’ve presented at 22 schools throughout Vancouver for a total of 29 presentations from as young as grade 6 to as old as grade 12 on body image, self-esteem, resiliency, disordered eating and eating...

Mental Health Public Awareness Campaign – Not Myself Today

by Kiera

When I was growing up, I was not aware of what mental health meant. I hadn’t even heard the term. As a child and adolescent, I knew that my mother did not have the best relationship with my grandmother but it was not until I was much older that I was told that 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.