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Online Resources

Healthy eating

Health Canada
Includes a link to Canada's Food Guide and information on healthy living for families
www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hl-vs/index-eng.php

National Heart Foundation of Australia
Handout with tips on how to reward without food
www.heartfoundation.org.au/SiteCollectionDocuments/InfoFlyers-FoodAsReward.pdf

BC Pediatric Society – Sip Smart (A parent's guide to healthy drinks for kids)
dotcms.bcpeds.ca/sipsmart/families/

Dietitians of Canada
Resources on healthy eating including an Eating and Activity Tracker and a Virtual Grocery Store Tour
www.dietitians.ca/Your-Health.aspx 

Canadian Pediatric Society – Caring for Kids
Tips for parents who have children who are picky eaters
www.caringforkids.cps.ca/healthybodies/FussyEaters.htm

Health Link BC
Nutrition resources for families in B.C.
www.healthlinkbc.ca/dietitian/

Physical activity

Healthy Families BC
Resources for families on physical activity and healthy eating
http://www.healthyfamiliesbc.ca/

Kidnetic
Exercise and healthy eating website for children and youth
www.kidnetic.com/

School OT
Sensory  activities that are typically “alerting” or “calming”
school-ot.com/Sensory%20Strategies.html

Participaction

Participation is the national voice of physical activity and sport participation in Canada

http://www.participaction.com/

Bright Futures – Tips for Managing Screen Time
http://www.brightfutures.org/mentalhealth/pdf/families/mc/video_games.pd

Stress management

Child & Youth Health
Information on stress written for younger children, including relaxation exercises
www.cyh.com (type in ‘kids and stress’ in the search bar)

mindcheck.ca
Stress management resources for youth and young adults
http://www.mindcheck.ca/mood-stress

The Psychology Foundation of Canada
Downloadable resources for families such as “The Struggle to Juggle: Stress Management Strategies for You and Your Family”
http://www.psychologyfoundation.org/index.php/resources/workplace-mental-health-brochures/

FRIENDS for Life program
A school-based program that teaches children how to cope with worries and equips them with tools to help manage difficult situations. There is also a 'FRIENDS for Life Parent Program'
www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/mental_health/friends.htm 

Here to Help
Downloadable stress management resources for adults
www.heretohelp.bc.ca/skills/module2

Sleep

National Sleep Foundation
Website for children that includes fun games to teach about sleep
www.sleepforkids.org/html/learn.html

Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre
Sleep promoting medication information sheets
http://keltymentalhealth.ca/treatment/medications

Other

Able-Differently
Support for families with children who have behaviour and/or learning difficulties. Helpful handouts include the family strengths assessment (For handouts, go to ‘Other Resources – Forms’)
www.able-differently.org 

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.