Pinwheel Events

August 29 2017

Tuesday
12pm - 1pm
 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

March 21 2017

Tuesday
12pm - 1pm
The opioid crisis is in the hearts and minds of people all across the province. This devastating public health emergency is especially top of mind for parents, educators, and health care providers as they endeavour to protect those they love, and those they work with. In this

February 28 2017

Tuesday
12pm - 1pm
Our next Pinwheel on February 28th will be on Eating Disorders and Relapse. This is a special Pinwheel being hosted by one of our Youth Ambassadors, hosted by youth for youth in honour of Eating Disorders Awareness Month.   Missed the session? You can listen to the

January 24 2017

Tuesday
12pm - 1pm
PTSD is a trauma and stress disorder that a child or youth may develop after experiencing or witnessing a threatening event (called a trauma). In this Pinwheel our panel will discuss PTSD and the journey to recovery. Did you miss the session? Check out the audio recording below

November 22 2016

Tuesday
12pm - 1pm
"How can I help the person I care about?" is a phrase we often hear at the Kelty Centre. When a friend or loved one is struggling with an eating disorder it can be hard to know what you could do to help them. In this Pinwheel, our panel will discuss strategies and best

September 26 2016

Monday
12pm - 1pm
For many youth, gaming is an integral part of how they connect with friends and spend recreational time. Video game use can be entertaining and educational, but what happens when excessive gaming starts interfering with daily life? Join our panel as they discuss the nature of

July 19 2016

Tuesday
12pm - 1pm
ADHD is one of the most common mental disorders in children and youth. ADHD is usually only diagnosed after children start school, when challenges such as paying attention and restlessness become more apparent. In this Pinwheel we will learn about strategies for navigating the

March 17 2016

Thursday
12pm - 1pm
Sleep has lots of benefits. Getting enough sleep improves your mood and makes it easier to manage stress and anxiety. Your body has a natural need for sleep. Unfortunately, sometimes things interfere with this drive and prevent us from sleeping. Stress and anxiety in particular

February 4 2016

Thursday
12pm - 1pm
Body image is perhaps the least understood and most complex of the issues the society experiences.  The repetition of negative messages and experiences over time about our bodies can become internalized and influence not only our self-perception and self-talk, but about the

January 21 2016

Thursday
12pm - 1pm
Weight bias is defined as the negative weight-related attitudes, beliefs, assumptions and judgments toward individuals who are very large or very thin.  Weight bias tends to be experienced differently by those who are overweight or obese, often taking the form of false and

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.