Youth & Young Adults

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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The Kelty Centre is looking for feedback!

BC Children’s Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre has THREE upcoming opportunities for parents, families and caregivers to be involved in the design and development of a new Help Finder Tool, Orientation Video, and Social Media Campaign!


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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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What to do When You Are Lost - A Community Video Resource
The Canucks Autism Network developed video models that serves as resources for families and youth with Autism to promote independence and increased quality of life.
How to Ride the Bus - A Community Video Resource
The Canucks Autism Network developed video models that serves as resources for families and youth with Autism to promote independence and increased quality of life.
Mental Health & Substance Use Quick Reference Sheet for Youth
A list of the top websites, books, videos, toolkits and support services.

Coming Soon!

An Online mental health and wellness platform for young people ages 12-24 in BC. Foundry empowers young people to lead healthy lives by providing easy access to tools and strategies for wellness. Foundry is working to transform access to care through a province-wide network of centres and online resources. Co-created with and for young people, everyone is welcome at Foundry.

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

Eating Disorders & Substance Use

24 April 2018 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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.




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.