Stress Management

SELF Toolkit for Children
Developed by the BC Children’s Hospital Mental Health Inpatient Program, this toolkit allows care providers to work with youth to identify their potential triggers and dysregulation cues, and to create a customized stress management plan. It includes a Safety Plan for Passes and a personalized Safety Plan for discharge that youth can complete based on the toolkit activities. Two version of the toolkit are available; one for adolescents and one for children.
SELF Toolkit for Adolescents
Developed by the BC Children’s Hospital Mental Health Inpatient Program, this toolkit allows care providers to work with youth to identify their potential triggers and dysregulation cues, and to create a customized stress management plan. It includes a Safety Plan for Passes and a personalized Safety Plan for discharge that youth can complete based on the toolkit activities. Two version of the toolkit are available; one for adolescents and one for children.

Controlling our Weather

How cool would it be to control the ‘weather’ of our minds – but like the outside weather, it is going to do what it’s going to do.  When it comes to our minds, it seems to be just chatter, chatter, and more chatter!  And unfortunately for most people, a lot of that chatter can make us feel badly about ourselves.  So bad that

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Compassion in Conflict

A few years ago I got my introduction to mindfulness: an 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course. It’s safe to say it changed my life. It not only gave me practical ways to cope with my anxiety and depression, but it also provided me with a new perspective on life.

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Handling Change in Your Life

Everybody experiences change in their lives. Change can come in many forms but as part of our human nature, we normally do not like major changes and fear the unknown and uncertainties.

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Recognizing Exhaustion

The past couple of weeks I’ve been dead tired.

Over the last month and a half I’ve had many changes in my life. So many things have changed at once that it has been overwhelming. I’ve taken on new work--two new jobs--and moved house. It's all been a bit stressful. 

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Stress Management Quick Reference Sheet
A list of the top websites, books, videos, toolkits and support services.

Take control of stress with thinkFull app

Life can be stressful. Over two thirds of people report that their day-to-day stress is unmanageable. But the good news? Stress itself isn't always a bad thing! We can actually use stress to motivate us when tackling our daily challenges. Being aware of our stress can help us in making better decisions about day to day life areas like nutrition, sleep, work load and relationships.

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Now Available! Stresslr: A Stress Management Resource for Kids

Back in my July blog post I wrote about a new stress management resource called Stresslr that the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre was putting the finishing touches on.

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Stresslr
Stresslr is a free web app that provides a fun and engaging way for children to learn about stress, understand how they react to it, and develop healthy strategies to cope with stress in their everyday lives. Stresslr can be used on computers, tablets or Android and iPhone devices.

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.