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Facts for Families: College Students with ADHD (American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
Many students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) attend college. College students with ADHD face a number of challenges, including choosing a supportive school and community where they can: find and access medical services, get help with organizing their schedule and life, and succeed academically.
Facts for Families: Teens - Alcohol And Other Drugs (American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
Experimentation with alcohol and drugs during adolescence is common. Unfortunately, teenagers often don't see the link between their actions today and the consequences tomorrow. They also have a tendency to feel indestructible and immune to the problems that others experience.
Family Pack
A comprehensive and evaluated set of resources meeting mental health literacy needs of families, including youth focused mini-magazines on specific mental disorders; parenting your teen; and teening your parent as well as specific resources for youth whose parent or sibling has a mental disorder.
We believe young people should have a voice in their care and that finding the right support shouldn’t be difficult. We are building a province-wide network of integrated health and social service centres for young people ages 12-24. Foundry centres provide a one-stop-shop for young people to access mental health care, substance use services, primary care, social services and youth and family peer supports. We provide safe, non-judgmental care, information and resources, and work to reach young people earlier – before health challenges become problematic. Foundry brings health and social services together in a single place to make it easier for young people to find the care, connection and support they need. We are committed to working with our partners to change lives, communities and our systems, because young people are our future. Foundry is a new approach to wellness services for young people.
Friendship Space app
This easy-to-use app increases social awareness in young people by encouraging them to build friendships.
From Survive to Thrive: a resource for recovering from an eating disorder, written by those with lived experience
The “From Survive to Thrive” Guide is written by individuals with firsthand experience of struggling with an eating disorder or body image and eating issues. Contributors to this resource have provided basic information and practical advice on how to overcome challenges that are common during the recovery process. The Guide features advice, tools, tips, and strategies on coping with and recovering from an eating disorder. This guide is also available for e-readers free of charge on iTunes and Chapters/Kobobooks!
Fueling Your Mind and Body
This is a handout for youth to help with healthy eating.
Gender Inclusive Washrooms--talk by Nathan Strayed
Nathan is a trans* masculine identified individual. In this talk he will discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the trans community and what we can do to help these individuals feel safe in public space.
Grief and Loss (BC Children's Hospital)
Grief support resources and information on suicide, murder, accident or other sudden death.
Grief and Loss for Children and Teens Quick Reference Sheet
A list of the top websites, books, videos, toolkits and support services.
Hands on Scotland
This UK-based website aims to provide practical information, tools and activities to respond helpfully to troubling behaviour and to help children and young people to flourish.
Healthy Living for Teens
The new Healthy Living for Teens booklet was created for youth, with youth. Tips in the booklet will help teens to feel their best and make the most of their potential!
Healthy Thinking Activity
Every child can experience stressful situations or events in their lives. Children and youth can use this interactive healthy thinking activity to help them learn to think about stressful situations in a more healthy and balanced way.
Helping a Friend You're Worried About Fact Sheet
Fact sheet that outlines resources and steps to help a friend you're worried about.
Here to Help
Provides information about mental illness and substance use issues.
How can I stop cutting? (Kids Health)
Practical tips on resisting the urge to cut, distracting yourself, and expressing pain and deep hurt in a healthy way. (search under teen’s site and type in “ how can I stop cutting?)
How to Ride the Bus - A Community Video Resource
The Canucks Autism Network developed video models that serves as resources for families and youth with Autism to promote independence and increased quality of life.
I. Par où les familles peuvent-elles commencer? Assistance aux enfants et aux adolescents présentant des défis de santé mentale (Part 1: Where can Families Start? System Navigation Video - In French)
This video describes British Columbia’s mental health system and four different professionals families can connect with if they are concerned about their child or youth's mental health.
Translation: en
I. 家庭可以從何開始?支援有精神健康問題的兒童及青少年 (Part 1: Where can Families Start? System Navigation Video - in Cantonese/Traditional Chinese)
This video describes British Columbia’s mental health system and four different professionals families can connect with if they are concerned about their child or youth's mental health.
Translation: en

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.