Supporting Student Mental Wellness

Provincial Mental Health Literacy Workshops

When it comes to supporting child and youth mental wellness, improvements in mental health literacy can have a number of benefits including prevention, early recognition and intervention, and the reduction of stigma and discrimination.

The Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre has a variety of resources and services available to help educators support youth mental wellness. The team delivered a series of free workshops for school districts in the North, Interior and Island regions of BC. 

Through this initiative, the team worked with each district to provide a customized information session for members of the school community, including an introduction to the following: 

In 2015-2016, the team delivered workshops in five school communities:

  • SD8 (Nelson/Creston)
  • SD57 (Prince George)
  • SD72 (Campbell River)
  • SD60 (Fort St John)
  • SD67 (Summerland)

In 2016-2017, the team delivered workshops in seven school communities:

  • SD22 (Vernon)
  • SD5 (Cranbrook)
  • SD54 (Smithers)
  • SD61 (Victoria)
  • SD 70 (Port Alberni)
  • SD23 (Kelowna)
  • SD91 (Nechako Lakes)

In 2017-2018, the team delivered workshops in nine school communities:

  • SD68 (Nanaimo)
  • SD82 (Terrace)
  • SD85 (Port Hardy)
  • SD74 (Ashcroft)
  • SD57 (Mackenzie)
  • SD52 (Prince Rupert)
  • SD50 (Haida Gwaii)
  • SD73 (Kamloops)
  • SD69 (Parksville/Qualicum)



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.