Recognizing National Child and Youth Mental Health Day
BC Children’s Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre | May 1, 2022
May 7th is National Child and Youth Mental Health Day. Founded by FamilySmart in 2007, this day is about building caring connections between young people and the caring adults in their lives, which in turn can have a big impact on the mental health of children and youth.
Check out FamilySmart’s May 7th website, which lists a number of virtual events for parents and caregivers, as well as activities and videos for elementary, middle, and secondary school communities.
The team at the Kelty Centre is also excited to recognize this day by sharing some of our resources to support caring conversations and child & youth mental health:
- Check out our Ask Kelty Mental Health interactive tool where you can ask and see answers to commonly asked questions about accessing mental health supports and services in BC.
- Revisit our Where You Are podcast episode from Season 2, Glad You Asked: Answers to your Questions about your Child’s Mental Health, which answers your questions on a range of child and youth mental health topics.
- Revisit one of our favourite Where You Are podcast episodes from Season 1, When Parenting Gets Tough: How To Support Your Kids When They're Struggling, where you can learn specific strategies and start using them to support your child and help them thrive.
We hope you will join us and our partners at FamilySmart to connect around the “I care about you” message and celebrate National Child & Youth Mental Health Day.