Kelty Blog

The way we engage with each other is changing, or perhaps it is safe to say that it has changed. Social media and internet use is a large part of western culture and there is no going back. We are...

The Transformative Power of Comedy

Comedy has long played an important role in my holistic approach to self-care for my struggles with depression and anxiety. 

Often when I'm feeling particularly anxious, I have many thoughts racing around my head in overlapping loops. Just as I pick up one idea, worry or nagging...

What type of therapy is the best fit for your family?

Psychotherapy can be effective for a wide range of mental health and substance use challenges and disorders in children, youth and adults. However, with so many different types of therapies that exist, and so many different types of therapists, knowing what might be the best fit for you or your...

Online Support for Mental Health

We always talk about how the world is moving more and more online, and away from face-to-face interaction. Having grown up in the 80’s, I know this is true – I’ve seen the transition with my own eyes! It makes me feel really old to say this, but I remember when our family got...

Eating Disorders Awareness Week Events

February 1-7, 2016 is Eating Disorder Awareness week and The Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness (PEDAW) campaign has a number of FREE activities. Read below for all the details.

Win an Ipad Mini in The Hunt to...

Information and Resources to Support Refugee Mental Health

With the arrival of Syrian refugees into Canada, many of whom are children and youth, the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre has received some inquiries about available resources and information to support the mental health and emotional needs of these children and youth. There are many...

 

Progress is better than Perfect: Facing Fears

As a kid growing up I was never really allowed to do anything that would potentially result in me getting “hurt” in any way, shape or form. I put hurt intentionally in quotation marks because I refer to this term extremely loosely and include anything as harmless as a tiny bruise or...

 

Registration is Now Open for the 2016 Balancing Our Minds Youth Summit!

We are excited to announce that registration is now open for the 2016 Balancing Our Minds Youth Summit! The event will take place on Thursday, February 11th at Rogers Arena in...

Here’s to a Happy and Healthy New Year!

It wouldn’t be the New Year without some talk of New Year’s Resolutions. Whether you choose to make a formal resolution or not, the New Year is the perfect time to reflect on everything that has happened in the past year, reset, and set a new intention for the coming year.

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Moving Day!

I love routine; actually, I strive on routine.  When my routine gets put out of whack, so does my sleep, eating habits and general wellness. Sometimes routine is disrupted for unfortunate reasons such as work demands, loss of a loved one, or illness, but sometimes it can be disrupted for...

 

Managing Stress & Relationships during the Holidays

For many of us, the winter holidays are a festive time when we get to catch up with friends, family and loved ones. For the most part, these tend to be pleasant experiences, but in some instances, the forced social interaction that comes with the holiday season can create stress, or bring people...

 

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.