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...

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...


Kelty Pinwheel Education Series: Skipping Lunch at School (November 10th)

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...


Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre: How Can We Help?

by Brent

We are BC’s source for mental health and substance use information for children, youth & families. Founded in 2008 with a generous donation from the Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation, the Kelty Centre is housed at the BC Children’s Hospital...


Free Community Event to Explore the Importance of Mental Wellbeing!

by Meredith

  • What is mental wellbeing?
  • How is mental wellbeing important in my everyday life and the lives of others?
  • How can I support my own mental wellbeing?
  • How can I support mental wellbeing in my family,...

Open Minds Across Canada 2011 Mental Health Symposia

by Michelle C.

Did you know that you can strengthen your brain throughout your life much like you can strengthen a muscle?  It may sound unbelievable, but on Saturday October 1st three local researchers showed us how it’s possible.

For the third year...


The Kelty Eating Disorders Microsite

by Kim

The Health Literacy Team and Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre have launched a new website on eating disorders –! Kelty Eating Disorders is a one-stop shop for eating disorder information...

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.