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...

May Flowers and Mental Health Month!

by Kiera

For me time continues to pass in the blink of an eye…as I’m sure it does for many of you. Before we know it we’re in the month of May! May is a special month for me, not only because after all the rain we’ve endured over the last month the...

Celebrating Child and Youth Mental Health: A Display of Mental Health Materials in May

by Andrea Freeman, Library & Bookstore Coordinator at the Family Support & Resource Centre

The Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre is partnering with the Family Support & Resource Centre (FSRC) to bring a month long display of child & youth mental health materials...

Cleverly Painted Rocks: A Youth Play Raising Awareness of Depression

Cleverly Painted Rocks is a heartfelt play that follows twelve high school students whose lives and relationships are affected by love and depression. By opening up and reaching out, the characters forge stronger, healthier relationships, developing more of a connection with others and...

Autism Summer Camps

Summer is right around the corner, and with the end of the school year approaching, many families are thinking about summer activities for kids, including...


The Many Benefits of Getting out into Nature

by Michelle H. 

Finally – at long last – Spring seems to be upon us! And with it comes many great opportunities to get out into nature. Not only is getting out into nature good for our physical health, it’s good for our mental health as well. I’m sure...

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...

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.