It’s just after the holiday season, a time which can come with its excitement and positivity, but also its stress and challenges. Difficult family situations, feeling pressure about gatherings and gifts, and a change in routine can all contribute to making this a difficult time of year.
It's that time of year where sleigh bells ring, children sing and there's that extra bit of magic in the air. For most families, the holiday season is fun and exciting time. Parents and kids alike have a break to visit with family and friends, celebrate special traditions and take in festive activities. But for some, it can be a source of unwanted stress. Dr.
The Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre is known as BC’s mental health and substance use information and resource centre for children, youth, and families (up to the age of 24 and eating disorders of all ages) at BC. Children’s Hospital.
This year, youth are taking ownership of their mental well-being. The Kelty Youth Ambassador program brings together a group of young individuals passionate about raising mental health awareness and reducing stigma to work on a project that will promote wellness in their schools and communities.
Have you or a family member accessed mental health services at BC Children’s Hospital? We want to hear from you!
The Child & Youth Mental Health Program of BC Children’s Hospital is developing a new directional plan to guide our priorities over the next three years.
We want to hear from current or former patients and their families about what works well, where we can improve, and what priorities you would suggest for the future.
The BC Children’s Hospital Health Literacy team is led by Andrew Tugwell, Director, Health Promotion & Prevention, and made up of a number of project managers and project coordinators – see photo. We work alongside the staff of the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre to support the mental health and well-being of children, youth, and families in BC. Our work includes:
Mental illness became apparent in my life when I was just 8 years old. It started off as textbook symptoms of an acute episode and overtime progressed to episodes of depression and suicidal ideation. I vividly recall going to school thinking “okay, this is it.” and mentally rehearsing my goodbyes.
The BC Children’s Hospital Mental Health Literacy Team is excited to share our 2016/17 Online Annual Report. The new online format of our annual report allows us to share our accomplishments and the impact of our work with partners, funders, and leadership.
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!