Parents and Caregivers

Hidden Depression in Children and Youth: Dr. Ashley Miller (Video)
It can be hard to know what is typical teenage behaviour & what might be depression. In this talk, Dr. Ashley Miller of BC Children’s Hospital’s Child & Youth Mental Health Program will discuss what depression is, strategies & tips for talking to youth about your concerns, with resources & next steps you can take.
Depression Quick Reference Sheet
A list of the top websites, books, videos, toolkits and support services.
Chef Fromage Facilitator's Manual
The Chef Fromage and his Veggie Friends Great Kitchen Challenge was co-designed by patients, families, and a multidisciplinary team on the Adolescent Psychiatry Unit at BC Children’s Hospital. The purpose of this project was to create a resource for youth as part of a Healthy Eating Initiative. This cookbook is intended to be an interactive resource for youth at different stages of healing in both group and individual work in a variety of settings. We hope that it will be used in hospital inpatient/outpatient programs, schools, community-based programs, and in any other settings where youth are supported! The Goal of the Project was to create a healthy eating resource that includes healthy recipe options of foods youth typically eat, and helpful information related to cooking and eating. Along with the cookbook, this complementary curriculum builds on youth’s skills in and around the kitchen.
Chef Fromage Cookbook
The Chef Fromage and his Veggie Friends Great Kitchen Challenge was co-designed by patients, families, and a multidisciplinary team on the Adolescent Psychiatry Unit at BC Children’s Hospital. The purpose of this project was to create a resource for youth as part of a Healthy Eating Initiative. This cookbook is intended to be an interactive resource for youth at different stages of healing in both group and individual work in a variety of settings. We hope that it will be used in hospital inpatient/outpatient programs, schools, community-based programs, and in any other settings where youth are supported! The Goal of the Project was to create a healthy eating resource that includes healthy recipe options of foods youth typically eat, and helpful information related to cooking and eating. Along with the cookbook, this complementary curriculum builds on youth’s skills in and around the kitchen.
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)

Jason MacLeod (Resident)

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Beyond the Blues: The Hidden Depression in Children & Youth

Date: 
23 November 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
The Chan Centre Auditorium | Child & Family Research Institute Building, BC Children's & Women's Hospital
950 West 28 Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 4H4 49° 14' 44.5812" N, 123° 7' 25.0824" W

 

 

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Cost: 

Free!

Speakers: 

Dr. Ashley Miller, MDCM,FRCPC. Dr. Miller is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist in the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Clinic at BC Children's Hospital and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UBC. She runs groups for teens with depression and caregiver groups for families of children and teens with mental health issues. Dr. Miller is co-director of the Family Therapy and Interpersonal Therapy training programs for UBC psychiatry residents. She is a passionate advocate for family and caregiver involvement in the mental health treatment of children and youth. 

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Pinwheel Education Series: Trans* Youth Mental Health

Date: 
24 October 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

Trans* youth are more likely to face discrimination, prejudice, and exclusion than their cis youth peers. As a result, trans* youth often face mental health challenges such as depression, anxiety, and trauma. Join our panel as they discuss the best ways to support trans* youth through their mental health journey. 

 

Cost: 

Free!

Speakers: 

Speakers TBA!

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Health Literacy Team & Kelty Centre Updates

The BC Children's Hospital Health Literacy Team and the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre have a lot going on these days and we want to share it all with you!

We've developed a new app and have a lot of upcoming events and opportunities for schools, communities, and youth on the horizon. Read on below for more info! 

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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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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.