Kelty Blog

Most of us have had that friend. The person we drag our feet about seeing and once we finally do see them… we don’t leave feeling the greatest. In today’s world of...

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...

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...

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.