Kelty Blog

Self-harm is a topic that isn’t usually discussed openly because of the stigma surrounding it, resulting in great misconceptions about self-harm and those who self-harm.

It is...

Mental Health Literacy Workshops in School Communities

Schools have been identified as an important setting for reaching youth and providing important information about mental health challenges, including how to access resources and support. For this reason, the Mental Health Literacy and Kelty teams have been collaborating with school communities...

Kelty Meet & Greet: What Child & Youth Mental Health Resources Are Available in BC?

The Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre is 8 years old, and to celebrate, we’re hosting an online Meet & Greet!  This Meet & Greet is for everyone across BC who is interested in learning more about the Kelty Centre, and options in BC for child and youth mental health.



Helping Kids with Friendship Problems

Good friendships do not always come naturally for children. In my lab at the University of British Columbia, we are learning more about what gets in the way and how parents can help. If you have a child who has friendship problems, here are some things you might try:

  1. Get a good...

Being S.A.D in the Fall

We have had an amazing summer this year, but as the summer season starts drawing to a close I begin to think about what fall will bring. As fall arrives so does the dark days. This time of year always affects my energy level, mood and interest in social activities. Growing up in Vancouver I am...

Stop Wondering Start Knowing Resource for Schools – Updated Facilitator Guide!

An updated version of the Stop Wondering, Start Knowing Facilitator Guide is now available at!

Stop Wondering, Start Knowing is a video-based guide designed to help increase student and school staff...

Now Available! Stresslr: A Stress Management Resource for Kids

Back in my July blog post I wrote about a new stress management resource called Stresslr that the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre was putting the finishing touches on. I am now very...

Encourage Family Healthy Living this Fall

This year, we have enjoyed what felt like a long, hot summer. With the change of months from August to September has come a change in weather that really makes it feel like fall. While summer often brings more free time to enjoy outdoor activities and family time, the fall brings cooler weather...

Life lessons I learnt from my dog

I’ve had a few ‘aha’ moments in the past few days observing my adorable yellow lab, Daisy. Seriously, I’m not joking; she’s definitely taught me some essential life lessons.

Don’t roll your eyes! Let me elaborate.

1. Living in the...

New Chapter in my life: Moving to Kelowna

For the past few years, my family and I have brought up the conversation of where our dream home would be. When we compared ideas everyone seemed to have the same thing in common. We would all love to move south and live in the Okanagan. I’ve lived in Northern British Columbia all of my...

Back to School Jitters! Child transitions to a new school year

Why do some children love going back to school, whereas others simply dread the looming start of school? Most children are positive when talking about the new school year, the new teachers, seeing friends, and getting new school supplies.  Even though leaving behind the fun and freedom of...

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.