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...

Everyday Practices for Mental Wellness

Last week, over 250 school professionals, parents, students and community partners gathered together at our annual Summer Institute to share ideas about promoting mental wellness in school communities. Each year, I’m inspired by the passion and energy that participants and speakers bring...

Libraries: Great Local Resources for Families!

I recently attended a retirement party at a local library. It was my first time visiting this particular library, and as I made my way through the library to the party, I was reminded of what wonderful spaces libraries are for kids, families, and adults. Whether you are looking for information,...

Champions of Wellness Awards: Now Accepting Applications!

At the 2015 Balancing our Minds Youth Summit, held on February 12 at Roger’s Arena, the Champions of Wellness Awards made their debut. The premise behind these awards was that other awards to honour those making changes in the field of mental health often left youth competing with...

Body talk in women’s sports

I am a big fan of tennis. It is my favorite summer past time and with the dry weather I have been lucky enough to be able to play a lot this summer. Recently, my love for playing has evolved into an interest in watching professional tennis.

This past week was the Wimbledon finals, the...

 

Coming Soon! Stresslr: A Stress Management Resource for Kids

Stress is something both kids and adults experience and can be caused by many different things. For kids, stress can be caused by day to day things, such as homework, a busy schedule, or arguments with friends or siblings, and by bigger life events, such as starting at a new school, changes in...

We Want You(th)!

As a FORCE Youth in Residence, my position is as a youth peer support worker. That means that I get to engage with many youth from all different walks of life who are struggling with their mental health. It’s such an...

Innovation to Implementation- Sparking Change

Did you know that it can take more than 10 years for evidence-based knowledge to be translated into best practice? I didn’t, until I had a recent opportunity to attend the SPARK Training Program, developed by the Mental Health Commission of...

 

Building Your Resiliency Muscles!

Day to day life can be hectic and stressful; full of appointments, work, obligations and general household tasks! This is further complicated with your relationships at work, school and home. Life can be demanding and it is important to flex those resilience muscles in order to cope with...

 

Amy Pezzente Wins Health Employer Association’s of BC Health Care Hero Award!

If you only knew the shock I went into when I found out I was nominated for the Health Employer Association’s of BC Health Care Hero Award for the Provincial Health Services Authority, let alone winning the award!  The Health...

Taking a “Breathr” - Mindfulness for Kids & Youth

In the increasingly fast-paced world that we live in today, we are starting to hear more and more about how much stress and pressure is placed on kids at young ages. Chaotic routines, higher expectations at school, and situations with friends and other peers can create very stressful...

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.