Kelty Blog

The Child & Youth Mental Health Program of BC Children’s Hospital is developing a new directional plan to guide our priorities over the next three years.

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Oh Baby! (aka Reproductive Mental Health)

There are many changes that women go through when they get pregnant. Physical changes are the most obvious and noticeable, but also social, emotional and economic. Since I found out I was pregnant, I have been keenly aware of these changes. I have been feeling tired throughout the day and not as...

Apply to Present at the 2016 Summer Institute!

We are now taking applications for breakout session presentations at the 7th Annual Summer Institute: Promoting Mental Wellness in BC School Communities. The Summer Institute will take place on Thursday and Friday, August 25-26 in Vancouver.

We encourage...


Taking Mental Health Awareness Beyond the Conversation

Each year the Balancing our Minds: Youth Summit is a chance for high school students to come together to learn about mental health. The hope is that they will walk away feeling more comfortable talking about mental health and feeling better equipped to deal with any potential mental health...

Community Connectedness and Positive Mental Health: Unspoken thoughts and hidden facts report 2016

Maintaining our physical health is very important. We see ads and posters strewn all over the media encouraging us to “get in the best shape we’ve ever been.” What many don’t realize is that health is not made up of only physical state, but mental state as well. That is...

Changing my Perspective on Change

“The Only Thing That Is Constant is Change” – Heraclitus

Change comes in many different forms, from life changing events, to small changes that have little to no impact, to changes that you can control and ones that are completely out of your control. While I...


Living Well as a Family

“The depth of the love of parents for their children cannot be measured. It is like no other relationship. It exceeds concern for life itself. The love of a parent for a child is continuous and transcends heartbreak and disappointment.”- James E. Faust


Findings on Mental Health and Substance Use

The results of the BC Adolescent Health Survey, which was completed by students in grades 7-12, shows that students who did not engage in substance use reported better mental wellness. The qualitative and quantitative findings were conducted through careful research, and can be accessed through...

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...


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.