- Mental Health
- Substance Use
- Healthy Living
Children and youth with mental health challenges often face unique obstacles to healthy living, including:
Two toolkits were created to help them overcome these obstacles. One toolkit is for families and one is for health professionals.
The Healthy Living, Healthy Minds Toolkit for Professionals provides information and resources for health professionals to discuss healthy living specific to child and youth mental health, including assessment tools and handouts.
The Healthy Living ... It's in Everyone Toolkit for Families was developed in collaboration with The FORCE Society for Kids' Mental Health, and includes information, resources, and tools to help children and youth with mental health challenges develop healthy living habits.
There have also been a number of interactive activities developed based on Toolkit information.
The Healthy Living Toolkit for Families can be ordered from our online order form.
The Toolkits can also be borrowed from the BC Children's Hospital Family Resource Library (Note: the BCCH library lends to anyone in BC, free of charge).
In addition, the Toolkits are available in a number of public libraries across B.C. (Note: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like this resource added to your public library)