Healthy Living Toolkits

Children and youth with mental health challenges often face unique obstacles to healthy living, including:

  • the symptoms of their illness
  • the medication they are on
  • the stigma of having a mental illness

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. 


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.