- Mental Health
- Substance Use
- Healthy Living
Includes a link to Canada's Food Guide and information on healthy living for families
National Heart Foundation of Australia
Handout with tips on how to reward without food
BC Pediatric Society – Sip Smart (A parent's guide to healthy drinks for kids)
Dietitians of Canada
Resources on healthy eating including an Eating and Activity Tracker and a Virtual Grocery Store Tour
Canadian Pediatric Society – Caring for Kids
Tips for parents who have children who are picky eaters
Health Link BC
Nutrition resources for families in B.C.
Healthy Families BC
Resources for families on physical activity and healthy eating
Exercise and healthy eating website for children and youth
Sensory activities that are typically “alerting” or “calming”
Participation is the national voice of physical activity and sport participation in Canada
Bright Futures – Tips for Managing Screen Time
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)
Stress management resources for youth and young adults
The Psychology Foundation of Canada
Downloadable resources for families such as “The Struggle to Juggle: Stress Management Strategies for You and Your Family”
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'
Here to Help
Downloadable stress management resources for adults
National Sleep Foundation
Website for children that includes fun games to teach about sleep
Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre
Sleep promoting medication information sheets
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’)
This toolkit was created for families who have a child or youth with mental health challenges. It was developed by The F.O.R.C.E Society for Kid's Mental Health in partnership with BC Mental Health & Addition Services (BCMHAS) and BC Children's Hospital (BCCH).
We are grateful to the many families who helped and who guided us in the process of creating this toolkit; their knowledge was invaluable. We would also like to extend a special thanks to our advisory committee.
We would like to thank the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) for their generous financial support, which helped make the development of this toolkit possible.