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...

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...

Why is the Online World So Attractive to Youth?

by Saman

In preparation for our on upcoming event on I...


Beating the Winter Blues

by Meredith

I am just back from spending a few days on the Sunshine Coast and I am feeling rejuvenated from spending some time in such a calm, peaceful, and sunny (the Coast lived up to its name!) setting. The sunny weather and the positive effect it had on my mood got me...


Your Mental Health on Valentine's Day

by Kim

So Valentine's Day is just around the corner and you're feeling a little less than excited? You're not alone! The commercialization of Valentine’s Day leads many of us to feel apathetic about this particular holiday. The endless commercials, magazine...

Using Self-Awareness to Live Well

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

Here's the big idea: when you're aware of your situation, you're better able to improve it. Case in pointI recently visited my psychiatrist who told me I was one bad sleep away...

Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness Week (PEDAW): Love Our Bodies, Love Ourselves!

It’s Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness Week from February 5th to Feburary 11th!

PEDAW is a province-wide effort to raise awareness around prevention, early intervention and treatment of eating disorders as well as media literacy, resiliency, healthy body image and self-esteem....

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.