Pinwheel Education Series: Back to School Anxiety

Pinwheel Education Series: Back to School Anxiety


Tuesday August 29, 2017


12pm - 1pm

Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre
Room P3-306, Mental Health Building #85, BC Children’s Hospital
Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3N1
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Did you miss this month's Pinwheel? Not to worry! You can listen to the audio below:

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



For people living with anxiety, certain times of year can trigger heightened levels of anxiety, and distress. Going back to school after the long days of summer is a big shift in a child or youth’s schedule. For some, the thought of returning to the classroom can give rise to anticipatory anxiety and fears of what it will be like to start a new school year. In this Pinwheel our panel will discuss back to school anxiety and best practices for managing it. 



  • Dr. Rosalind Catchpole, Mood and Anxiety Disorders Clinic, BC Children's Hospital
  • Cindy Andrew, Western Canada Lead, the Psychology Foundation of Canada
  • Youth with lived experience

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.