Anxiety

Pinwheel Education Series Recording: Back to School Anxiety
Audio recording of Back to School Anxiety Pinwheel, August 2017.

Healthy Strategies for Back to School

As the days get shorter throughout the month of August and the beginning of fall draws near, a wide range of feelings can emerge. Much like January, the arrival of September often feels like the start of a new year: a time to reset and to start new activities, new routines, and new goals.

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Learning Links: Enhanced Learning Series in Child and Youth Mental Health
LearningLinks is an online learning resource designed to enhance knowledge, skills and confidence in child and youth mental health to support the needs of health care professionals and improving access for children, youth and families to medical specialists with expertise in child and youth mental health in BC.

Pinwheel Education Series: Back to School Anxiety

Date: 
29 August 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: 
Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre
Room P3-306, Mental Health Building #85, BC Children’s Hospital
Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3N1 49° 14' 41.7084" N, 123° 7' 35.9688" W

Did you miss this month's Pinwheel? Not to worry! You can listen to the audio below:

Pinwheel Education Series Recording: Back to School Anxiety
Audio recording of Back to School Anxiety Pinwheel, August 2017.
 

 

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Cost: 

Free!

Speakers: 
  • Dr. Rosalind Catchpole, Mood and Anxiety Disorders Clinic, BC Children's Hospital
  • Cindy Andrew, Western Canada Lead, the Psychology Foundation of Canada
  • Youth with lived experience
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8th Annual Fraser Forum: Coaching Tips for Childhood Anxiety

Date: 
27 March 2017 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: 
Sunrise Banquet and Conference Centre
5640 188th Street at highway #10
Surrey, British Columbia V3S 7Y1 49° 6' 16.8516" N, 122° 42' 12.2328" W

Family Smart presents the 8th Annual Fraser Forum, Coaching Tips for Childhood Anxiety, on Monday, March 27th has opened and spaces are filling up! 

Please join Jane Beaumont, Certified Canadian Counsellor, CCPA, and a FamilySmartTM Youth and Parent panel to

Cost: 

Free

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A Vancouver Local Action Team Event- Anxiety : A Fresh Look at a Growing Concern Among Children and Teens

Date: 
8 March 2017 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
David Thompson Secondary School Auditorium
1755 East 55th Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia 49° 13' 16.2192" N, 123° 4' 14.052" W

Anxiety is one of the leading issues among children and teens today. It can happen anywhere and takes on many forms including worrying, obsessions, compulsions, phobias and other perplexing behaviours.

Special guest speakers, Dr. Keyvan Hadad (pediatrician), and Dr. Deb MacNamara (clinical counsellor), will come together to provide fresh perspectives on anxiety.

Cost: 

Free

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New Year Ahead…

Ringing in the New Year can look very different for many people.  I took a moment to reflect on this after conversations had with family, friends, and colleagues over the past 2 weeks and asking the question “what’s going on for you at the start of this new year?”

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Video recording: The Art of Raising Resilient Children
This is a video recording of Dr. Linda Uyeda's presentation: The Art of Raising Resilient Children. In this presentation, you’ll learn: how early life experiences shape the developing brain, how secure attachment relationships and mindfulness practices can improve learning, anxiety, relationship skills, focus and concentration in our children, how mindfulness can improve our own health and well-being as caring adults who support children and youth.

A Good Scare

It’s the morning after Halloween, and tired kids everywhere, still crashing from their sugar highs, are headed off to school.  Hopefully everyone has had a fun and safe Halloween- but not too safe.  After all, what is Halloween if not a time to help kids test their limits of fear? 

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Parental Anxiety – (Trying to) Worry less, live more

I am generally a positive person. For most of my life when I’d experience setbacks or encounter challenges I’d say to myself, what’s the opportunity here?  And I can say that in my professional life I still take this approach daily.  As a parent however, that is a different story.  It is a constant work-in-progress to practice this, to live this.

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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.