Building the foundations of mental wellness
Even small changes to our daily lives can have a positive impact on mental health that can last a lifetime.
Sometimes moving more each day, or getting enough sleep can greatly impact how you feel! Your mental and physical health go hand-in-hand.
Whether your family is looking to enjoy more stress-free mealtimes, try mindfulness for the first time, or learn healthy ways to manage stress, these tips and resources can help.
You'll also find ways to tackle common challenges that children and youth with mental health challenges may face with these topics.
Sleep: Building the Foundation for Family Mental Wellness
Over 70 percent of Canadian children are not getting the sleep they need. Are you one of those families? In this episode from the Kelty Centre's Where You Are podcast, listen to Andrea Bell (parent) and Dr. Smita Naidoo (child and adolescent psychiatrist) explore sleep strategies and science that can help kids and teens sleep well to enhance mental wellness.
Free web app that provides a fun and engaging way for children to learn about stress, understand how they react to it, and develop healthy strategies to cope with stress in their daily lives.
Cake and Broccoli: Promoting mental wellness through feeding and eating
Parents know the importance nutrition plays in a child’s physical health, but what about their mental health? In this episode from the Kelty Centre's Where You Are podcast, join Char, a parent with two little ones, and Lorrie Chow, a dietitian at BC Children’s Hospital, for strategies that can reduce mealtime stress and help your child develop a healthy relationship with food.