Healthcare Professionals

Here you will find information and resources on topics related to mental health challenges affecting youth and young adults.

Culturally Connected helps health professionals develop a cultural humility approach to support culturally and linguistically diverse clients. Use this tool to learn skills and see how they can be applied in practice.

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On this site, you will find useful information on identifying, treating and managing children and youth suffering from various mental health issues. The site also contains links to a wide range of resources and tools designed specifically for medical professionals who are supporting children and their families in dealing with a mental health disorder. 

HEALTHY LIVING

Making small changes in our daily lives can have positive effects on our mental health. The Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre has developed tools to help families live healthy that you can share with patients and families!

These Healthy Living tools include: 

- A Healthy Eating quiz that tests your knowledge of healthy eating and explains good nutrition and how healthy eating can affect mental health
- An Interactive Bedtime Routine to help children and parents develop a more structured bedtime routine
- An Interactive Healthy Thinking Activity to help kids learn to think about stressful situations in a more healthy and balanced way

We also have a Healthy Living Toolkit for Professionals available! 

Healthy Living, Healthy Minds: A Toolkit for Health Professionals (Second Edition)
This toolkit provides information and resources for health professionals across B.C. to discuss healthy living specific to child and youth mental health. The toolkit contains information on the unique obstacles children and youth with mental health challenges may face to healthy living, assessment tools, and handouts.

Looking for a Healthy Living Toolkit for your practices? Click here to find information on ordering!

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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 school experience while living with ADHD.

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DEPRESSION
True depression is not the blue, sadness or even grief. It is a crushing despair so bad that people who have experienced it say that it is the worst pain they have ever gone through. More...

ADHD
ADHD affects the way people act and interact with the world around them. Children and youth with ADHD usually have some combination of challenges with: paying attention; being restless; acting before thinking. More...

EATING DISORDERS
Eating disorders involve harmful thoughts and feelings that affect the way a person feels about food and see their body. It's important to remember that this is about much more than food - it's about how a person feels and copes with his/her feelings. More...

ANXIETY
Anxiety means feeling worried, nervous, or fearful. We all experience anxiety at times and some anxiety can be helpful. More...

 

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BC MENTAL HEALTH & SUBSTANCE USE SERVICES

The BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS) website offers a wealth of information about programs and services related to mental health, substance use, and eating disorders in BC. You can find specific programs and referral information, clinical guidelines and protocols, referral forms and criteria, and much more! Visit the site today to learn more about what BCMHSUS has to offer! 

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BalancedView

BalancedView is an evidence-informed, online resource designed to reduce weight bias and stigma among medical, mental health, allied health and public health professionals to improve patient outcomes across British Columbia. BalancedView provides health professionals with practical knowledge, skills and tools to work collaboratively with patients to promote healthy weights while fostering positive mental health and overall well-being.

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.