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...

An Update on Mindcheck's In One Voice Campaign

On January 24th, the BCMHAS Health Literacy Team, in partnership with Fraser Health, launched and the In One Voice video pledge campaign to support mental health....

Canucks Encourage Youth & Young Adults to Add Their Voice at

BC Mental Health and Addiction Services (BCMHAS) and Fraser Health, with support from the Vancouver Canucks and Canucks for Kids Fund, are proud to launch the provincial version of, a website for youth and young...

Helping Your Child Feel Connected to School

All parents want their child to do well in school, be healthy, and avoid behaviours that are risky or harmful. In BC and around the world, research clearly shows that youth who feel a sense of belonging at school are more likely to do well and have better mental...

Physical and Mental Health – Two Sides of the Same Coin

by Kiera

Health is always a hot topic of discussion, and holistic views of health are becoming more and more common in our conversations.

We hear people talk about physical and mental health as not simply the absence of disease but as a more complete state of wellness...

Making S.M.A.R.T. New Year’s Resolutions

by Meredith

Happy New Year!

Every year, January marks the arrival of two things: longer days and New Year’s Resolutions. While longer days continue to arrive well into June, we are often lucky if our New Year’s Resolutions carry on past the end of...

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...

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.