Pinwheel Education Series: Parental Mental Illness

Pinwheel Education Series: Parental Mental Illness


Thursday June 20, 2013


12pm - 1pm

Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre

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Growing up can be challenging, especially if a parent is mentally ill. There will likely be disruptions when a parent is not doing well. Youth may not always be able to receive the care and support they need from their parent, and be required to take over responsibilities such as managing the household and caring for siblings. Our panel will offer parent, youth and service provider perspectives on how to overcome challenges and celebrate successes. 


  • Kristina Dixon, Program Coordinator, Super Saturday Club (supports families experiencing parental mental illness)
  • Angela Inglis, Genetic Counsellor, Provincial Mental Health Genetic Counselling Program


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.