Youth & Young Adults

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! foundrybc.ca

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

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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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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New Youth In Residence at the Kelty!

On behalf of the entire Kelty team, I am so excited to announce that we have two new youth in residence (YiRs) joining us here at the Kelty Centre.

You can learn more about them by reading their bios below. Keep an eye out for more--they will be contributing longer posts to the blog in the weeks ahead!

Jasmine

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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.