With International Self Care Day approaching, it is timely to consider the importance of self care. While this notion is important for everybody, it is especially important for parents or care providers who are looking after others with mental health challenges. After all, you can do a much better job looking after somebody else if you as an individual are happy and healthy.
BC Children’s Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre has THREE upcoming opportunities for parents, families and caregivers to be involved in the design and development of a new Help Finder Tool, Orientation Video, and Social Media Campaign!
I recently saw a post on social media that described the difference between being a parent in 2017 and being a parent in literally every generation before. It went like this:
This year, the Kelty Youth Ambassador Program focused on an aspect of mental
We all have protective factors in our lives that help us be resilient when faced with challenges. We tend to underestimate our strength and what our mind and body can handle.
The year is full of transitions and another one is upon us. The school year is winding down, the weather is changing, schedules are shifting and a sense of excitement, but also “what’s next?” can be felt. The end of the school year can be a very busy and hectic time, with lots to wrap up and finish but also plans to be made for the next year ahead.
Today is World Oceans Day and this year’s area of focus is on preventing plastic pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean.
We are very excited to share with you our Online Annual Report that includes all the great work and accomplishments of this 2017/2018 year. Enjoy every picture, story, and statistic that celebrates youth, family, and community.
In my day to day work at the Kelty Centre, I receive calls, emails and drop-ins from families or youth wanting guidance or resources on how they can be a better support for their loved ones/peers. As a young adult with lived experience, I would say your presence is the most important thing. It is not about what you say, but instead how you make the person you are trying to support feel.
Monday, May 7th is National Child and Youth Mental Health Day! Started by the Institute of Families for Child & Youth Mental Health, this day is about creating awareness and acknowledgement of the thousands of children, youth, and families needing mental health support and care across Canada.