Youth in Residence at the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre

Meet the FamilySmart™ Youth in Residence (YiR) that works out of the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre!  The Youth in Residence has lived experience with mental health challenges, and provide support, navigation, and resources to other youth from across B.C.

The YiR provides:

  • Personalized system navigation and way finding for a wide range of mental health services across the province
  • Peer support including coping strategies, self care, finding community resources and developing a support network
  • Mentorship through connecting to other youth
  • Access to information, resources and networks

This support can be provided by phone, email and/or in person Monday – Friday from 9:30am – 5pm. Click here for contact information. 

Meet the FamilySmart™ Youth in Residence:    

Andrea Vukobrat has been a FamilySmart™ Youth in Residence at the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre since June 2014. She has lived experience with anxiety, depression and P.T.S.D and is passionate about reducing the stigma of mental illness and encouraging an open dialogue about mental health problems and challenges. She is excited to work with youth and families and provide them with resources and support. Andrea loves spending time with friends and family, reading, biking and playing volleyball and tennis. Learn more about Andrea by reading her blog post.


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.