Mental Health

SELF Toolkit for Children
Developed by the BC Children’s Hospital Mental Health Inpatient Program, this toolkit allows care providers to work with youth to identify their potential triggers and dysregulation cues, and to create a customized stress management plan. It includes a Safety Plan for Passes and a personalized Safety Plan for discharge that youth can complete based on the toolkit activities. Two version of the toolkit are available; one for adolescents and one for children.
SELF Toolkit for Adolescents
Developed by the BC Children’s Hospital Mental Health Inpatient Program, this toolkit allows care providers to work with youth to identify their potential triggers and dysregulation cues, and to create a customized stress management plan. It includes a Safety Plan for Passes and a personalized Safety Plan for discharge that youth can complete based on the toolkit activities. Two version of the toolkit are available; one for adolescents and one for children.

The Relationship between Pain and Mental Health

Everyone experiences pain in their lifetime. However, many people experience chronic pain that may come in the form of mild pain or pain in short increments or for others it could restrict daily functioning. Chronic pain is not only related to physical impacts, but it can also have a big impact on an individual’s mental health.

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Kelty Youth Ambassadors Launch Self-Care Guide

This year, the Kelty Youth Ambassador Program focused on an aspect of mental

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Fostering Resilience in Children and Young People

We all have protective factors in our lives that help us be resilient when faced with challenges. We tend to underestimate our strength and what our mind and body can handle.

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Bringing Mental Health to Schools: A Curriculum Resource for Grades 8–10
A self-guided, fully online, classroom ready, modular mental health curriculum resource for grades 8-10.
Pinwheel Education Series: Eating Disorders & Substance Use Recording
On Tuesday April 24th, 2018 experts explored the connection between eating disorders and substance use, the impacts on child and youth mental health, as well as strategies and resources available for families and caregivers to best support their loved ones and themselves. Listen to the recording of the event.

May 7th is National Child and Youth Mental Health Day!

Monday, May 7th is National Child and Youth Mental Health Day! Started by the Institute of Families for Child & Youth Mental Health, this day is about creating awareness and acknowledgement of the thousands of children, youth, and families needing mental health support and care across Canada.

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Child and Youth Mental Health Day!

Date: 
7 May 2018 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: 
Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre
4555 Heather Street Room P3-306, Mental Health Building #85
Vancouver, British Columbia V6H3N1 49° 14' 41.172" N, 123° 7' 13.5552" W

May 7th is National Child and Youth Mental Health Day and we invite everyone to join us and the many BC families in celebrating the mental health of children and youth! 

The Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre, from 11am-2pm, will have a resource table for families in the Oak Street Lobby of BC Children’s Hospital. 

Cost: 

Free!

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Interpreter Services in Mental Health Care - A Collaborative Model

Date: 
29 May 2018 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Location: 
Online Webinar
Health Care Interpreters, or Medical Interpreters, work in synergy with doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals to ensure that communication is not hampered by language disparities.
Cost: 

Free!

Speakers: 

Angela Sasso, Director, Shifting Pictures Inc.,

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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.