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.
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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Child and Youth Mental Health Quick Reference Sheet for Educators
A list of the top websites, books, videos, toolkits and support services.
Pinwheel Education Series Recording: Back to School Anxiety
Audio recording of Back to School Anxiety Pinwheel, August 2017.

Eating Disorders & Substance Use

Date: 
24 April 2018 - 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

Many youth who struggle with eating disorders also struggle with substance use. The co-occurrence of eating disorders and substance can significantly impact child/youth mental health. Join our panel as they explore connection between these disorders, as well as strategies and resources available families and caregivers to best support children/youth with eating disorders and substance use.

Cost: 

Free!

Speakers: 

Lisa Burns (parent with lived experience)

Dr. Vicki Klassen (General Practitioner with expertise in eating disorders, youth and addiction medicine) 

Elspeth Humphries (Regional Coordinator for Fraser Health’s Eating Disorders Program)

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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.