Tuesday, 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 having caring conversations and making connections between children, youth, and caring adults in their lives.
For the second time around, it has been my privilege and pleasure running the Youth Ambassador program, the Kelty Centre's flagship youth engagement program that brings together young people from all over the province in creative projects that aim to raise mental health awareness and reduce stigma in schools and communities across BC.
It’s that time of year that parents and families start to plan for the summer. For many families, this includes looking into day camps or overnight summer camps for their children. While this can be an exciting time, it’s also a time a lot of parents and children can start to feel apprehensive or nervous – will my child have fun? Make friends? Be anxious? Feel homesick?
*Re-posted with permission from Heart Mind Online, heartmindonline.org/resources/supporting-teens-with-a-trauma-informed-approach
**Having regular family mealtimes is important to improve children and youth's mental health and well-being. So we want to give you a break and treat you and your family to a night out at your favorite family restaurant! Visit our facebook page for details!**
March is Nutrition Month, a public awareness campaign on the importance of healthy eating. This month, we delve into the newly-released Canada Food Guide and highlight healthy recipes, tips and practices to support overall health and wellbeing.
The BC Children’s Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre recently launched a newly re-designed website. This website features new tools, resources, and ways to navigate through the site. We have a few exciting opportunities coming up for you to provide feedback on the new site, as well as future content areas for inclusion on the site!
Opportunity #1: Be a user testing participant
As many of you know the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre website has recently been updated. Now that you have had a chance to use the site we would like to hear from you!
We recognize that adult duty bearers need to advocate for the rights of children and youth of BC as listed in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) in order to improve their well-being.