Healthy Living Toolkit for Professionals

The Healthy Living, Healthy Minds: A Toolkit for Health Professionals provides information and resources for health professionals to discuss healthy living specific to child and youth mental health. The full PDF version of the toolkit can be downloaded here:

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.

Each module within the toolkit can also be downloaded separately:

Instructional Videos for Health Professionals: Setting S.M.A.R.T. Goals

These videos were created to support health professionals in working through the suggested approach to having a conversation about healthy living with families (see Module 1: Getting Started), using the information and resources in the toolkit. This approach involves the creation of a small, manageable S.M.A.R.T. goal for healthy living. S.M.A.R.T. goal setting has been found to help children maintain focus and provides structure in changing behaviour.

This approach was developed in collaboration with a representative group of health professionals from across B.C., and FamilySmart



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.