Healthy Living

Health Literacy Team & Kelty Centre Updates

The BC Children's Hospital Health Literacy Team and the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre have a lot going on these days and we want to share it all with you!

We've developed a new app and have a lot of upcoming events and opportunities for schools, communities, and youth on the horizon. Read on below for more info! 

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Healthy Strategies for Back to School

As the days get shorter throughout the month of August and the beginning of fall draws near, a wide range of feelings can emerge. Much like January, the arrival of September often feels like the start of a new year: a time to reset and to start new activities, new routines, and new goals.

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How Does Internet Use Affect Girls’ and Women’s Body Esteem?

The way we engage with each other is changing, or perhaps it is safe to say that it has changed. Social media and internet use is a large part of western culture and there is no going back. We are bombarded daily by images, posts, and tweets from our social network. We know more about friends’ daily lives than ever before. Is all this information a good thing?

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International-Self Care Day

Today is International Self-Care Day, which aims to raise public awareness of the importance of self-care to stay healthy and prevent or delay illness.

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The Joy of Travel

I’ve just returned back from a week of holidays and I am happy to say that I am functioning at a very slow pace. I believe it is a good sign to come back to work and struggle to remember your login and passwords when you first arrive at your desk. 

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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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Find Something You Love

 

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Summertime, Kids, and Healthy Lifestyles

Ahh, summertime.

Evenings are long, kids are outside and there’s more time for families to spend together--playing, riding bikes or trying new games and sports.

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Pinwheel Education Series Recording: Managing Anxiety & Making Sleep Count
In this Pinwheel, we learn more about sleep problems associated with anxiety and provide strategies that you can use.

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.