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Kelty Centre Peer Support Profiles
Peer support workers at the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre have lived experience with mental health or substance use challenges either themselves or in their families, and are available to talk to parents, youth, and families, as well as individuals of any age with eating disorders concerns. The peer support workers provide help with system navigation, mentorship and advocacy, and access to information, resources and networks. This resource contains short bios on each our of peer support workers.
Kids Health from Nemours
A US-based website providing general health and healthy living information for kids, teens, and parents, including information on causes, related issues, coping skills, and more.
KU-US Crisis Line Society
KUU-US Crisis Line has been in operation since 1993 . As an accredited agency of the American Association of Suicidology, crisis intervention trained phone operators assist those in crisis 24hrs a day. The previous "jursidictional area" covered by KUU-US was Port Alberni, Bamfield and the West Coast of Vancouver Island. Although these areas will still be serviced as the communities are accustomed to, KUU-US has expanded crisis services to all Aboriginal people on Vancouver Island and the province of British Columbia.
Learning Links: Enhanced Learning Series in Child and Youth Mental Health
LearningLinks is an online learning resource designed to enhance knowledge, skills and confidence in child and youth mental health to support the needs of health care professionals and improving access for children, youth and families to medical specialists with expertise in child and youth mental health in BC.
Making a Difference: An Educator’s Guide to Child and Youth Mental Health Problems
A guide from the Child and Youth Mental Health Information Network (Ontario) designed to help teachers understand more about mental health problems in children and youth, to outline the steps they can and should take to help those students, and to give them some ideas on how they can talk about mental health problems in their classroom.
McCreary Centre Society
Fact Sheets offer research results on a variety of topics using the most recent Adolescent Health Survey data. Some of the Fact Sheets offer a summary of a more detailed report and an analysis of mental health and substance use issues.
Mental Health and Substance Use Resources for Youth Quick Reference Sheet
A list of the top websites, books, videos, toolkits and support services.
Open Minds 2012 - Making the Right Connections: Promoting positive mental health among BC youth
This is a recording of Annie Smith's presentation at the Open Minds 2012 forum. She is the executive director of the McCreary Centre Society.
Open Minds Across Canada Mental Health Symposia 2012
Presentation by Annie Smith, Executive Director McCreary Centre Society, entitled "Making the Right Connections: Promoting positive mental health among BC youth"
Open Minds Across Canada Mental Health Symposium 2009
Includes presentations on: Brain plasticity in psychosis; Tips from the experts: Stories of self-management strategies from people living well with biploar disorder; What do your genes mean for your mental health?; Why do people with schizophrenia smoke more?
Part 1 Where can Families Start? Supporting Children & Youth with Mental Health Challenges
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.
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Part 2 What can Families expect Along the Way? Supporting Children & Youth with Mental Health Challenges
This video describes what families can expect when they meet with a health professional about their child’s mental health for the first time, and how to prepare themselves and their child for that first meeting.
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Pinwheel Education Series Recording: Art & Creative Therapies
In this Pinwheel, the use of art therapy was explored in relation to helping resolve inner conflicts and expressing thoughts and feelings.
Pinwheel Education Series Recording: Back to School Anxiety
Audio recording of Back to School Anxiety Pinwheel, August 2017.
Pinwheel Education Series Recording: Building a Healthy Relationship with Video Games
In this Pinwheel we discuss the nature of excessive video game use, and learn how youth can build a healthy relationship with video games.​
Pinwheel Education Series Recording: Suicide & Safety Planning
In this Pinwheel, we focused on suicide and safety planning, and discussed warning signs of suicide, options for how to support a suicidal youth, and how to create a safety plan.
Pinwheel Education Series Recording: Youth & the Opioid Crisis
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 Pinwheel, our panel will cover an overview of the opioid crisis (including dispelling misinformation), discuss how it is affecting youth, and talk about the take home naloxone program.
Pinwheel Education Series: Eating Disorders & Substance Use Recording
On Tuesday April 24th, 2018 experts explored the connection between eating disorders and substance use, the impacts on child and youth mental health, as well as strategies and resources available for families and caregivers to best support their loved ones and themselves. Listen to the recording of the event.
Pinwheel Education Series: The Mental Health of Aboriginal Youth Recording
Listen to the recording of this panel as they discuss how to best identify and respond to the unique needs of Aboriginal youth.

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.