School Professionals

Here you will find information and resources on topics related to mental health challenges affecting youth and young adults.

This video-based resource helps build understanding and begin a dialogue about mental health and substance use in classrooms and schools. An updated Facilitator Guide is now available.

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On this site, you will find useful information on a variety of mental health topics that commonly affect school-age children and youth. The site also contains links to a wide range of resources, tools and curriculum guides designed specifically for use by school professionals – both in and outside the classroom. 

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DEPRESSION
True depression is not the blues, sadness or even grief. It is a crushing despair so bad that people who have experienced it say that it is the worst pain they have ever gone through. More...

ADHD
ADHD affects the way people act and interact with the world around them. Children and youth with ADHD usually have some combination of challenges with: paying attention; being restless; acting before thinking. More...

EATING DISORDERS
Eating disorders involve harmful thoughts and feelings that affect the way a person feels about food and see their body. It's important to remember that this is about much more than food - it's about how a person feels and copes with his/her feelings. More...

ANXIETY
Anxiety means feeling worried, nervous, or fearful. We all experience anxiety at times and some anxiety can be helpful. More...

 

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Upcoming Events

New Kelty Workshops in School Communities!

The Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre and Health Literacy Team are launching a series of workshops to help share information and resources with school communities in the northern, interior and island regions of BC. Click here to learn more!

Resources for promoting mental health in schools

There are many different ways to promote mental health in schools. Below are some resources to help you promote positive mental health in your school, and help you accommodate and support students with mental health challenges in your classroom.

Talking about Mental Illness: Teacher’s Resource Guide
This Teacher's Resource Guide contains all of the information, support and tools teachers will need to implement Talking about Mental Illness in their classroom -- an awareness program that has been proven to bring about positive change in students' knowledge and attitudes about mental illness.
Teen Mental Health
This site provides a wide range of educational materials and tools to meet the mental health care and information needs of young people, parents, educators and health care providers.

Summer Institute

The Summer Institute is an annual conference that brings together school professionals, parents, students and school community partners to exchange knowledge and ideas about how to build school connectedness and promote student mental health and well-being.

Visit the Summer Institute page for more information.

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.