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Where You Are Podcast

Promote your family's mental health and wellness from Where You Are to where you want to be.

Through real stories, expertise, and practical tips, this podcast helps families promote their mental health and wellness, navigating important topics to meet you where you are in your journey.

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Join our fabulous hosts in conversations with parents and caregivers, youth and health professionals. Each podcast episode they:

  • Challenge some of the myths, stereotypes, and stigma that surround mental health
  • Empower children, youth, and families by providing reliable mental health and substance use information in a way that is understandable and relatable

Walk away from episodes with practical tips and strategies that you can use to promote you and your family's mental health and wellness. Never miss an episode!

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Have a topic about child and youth mental health that you want us to talk about on the show? Email us your ideas: keltycentre@cw.bc.ca

Your Podcast Hosts

Bryn Askwith
Bryn Askwith
Program Manager, Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre

Bryn Askwith, MSc.  Through her work at the Kelty Centre, Bryn leads Health Literacy & Health Promotion initiatives tailored to children and families across B.C. She is lead producer on our Where You Are podcast and is grateful for the gems shared by the amazing guests who join the show. Bryn is a loving mom of 2 energetic kids who continue to be her greatest teachers.   

“We are excited to be back behind the mic for Season 5! Together with parents and caregivers, and leading mental health professionals, we talk about everything from sensory processing challenges, parent & caregiver well-being, gender identity, growth mindset and more. Find us where you listen to podcasts.”

~ Bryn and Char
Where You Are podcast hosts
Where You Are | S5 E5 | June 12, 2024

Mindfulness for All Kinds of Minds

In this minisode we talk about ways to adapt mindfulness for kids, rather than a one-size fits all approach.
Where You Are | S5 E3 | May 8, 2024

Supporting Your Child as They Discover Their Gender

In this episode, our hosts come together with Carrie & Wayne from TransParent Okanagan and Kendall, a Registered Social Worker from BC Children’s Hospital to share tips and gender-affirming approaches with parents & caregivers of younger kids.
Where You Are | S5 E2 | April 19, 2024

Taking Care of Yourself: Parent & Caregiver Well-being

As parents and caregivers, it can be easy to continuously push taking care of ourselves to the bottom of our list. But, when we prioritize our mental health and wellness, it also has a positive ripple effect on those around us. How can parents and caregivers take care of ourselves amidst full schedules and busy days?
Where You Are | S5 E1 | April 10, 2024

Understanding Sensory Processing Challenges in Kids

In today’s episode, our hosts chat with Tammie, a parent who shares her personal story of supporting her child with sensory processing challenges, and Courtney Hall, BCCH Occupational Therapist.
Where You Are | S4 E11 | June 28, 2023

Words of Wisdom: Reflecting on 4 Seasons of Where You Are

Our hosts come together to reflect on episodes that have resonated with them. They discuss some of the gems that our guests have shared on the topics of sleep, feeding and eating, self-harm, anxiety, concurrent disorders, and more.
Where You Are | S4 E10 | May 24, 2023

Supporting Your Child Who Has Experienced Trauma

Our hosts Bryn and Char speak with Lynne Godfrey (parent and grandparent) and Dr. Linda Uyeda to explore trauma, understand its impact on mental health and wellbeing, and share strategies parents and caregivers can use to support their child who has experienced trauma.
Where You Are | S4 E9 | May 3, 2023

Re-Release (ICYMI) - Eating Disorders: How Parents Can Play an Active Role in Recovery

In this episode Michelle and Bryn are joined by Kelly, a parent of a youth diagnosed with an eating disorder, and Dr. Jennifer Coelho, Psychologist at BC Children’s Hospital’s Provincial Specialized Eating Disorder Program, to answer questions we often hear from families about supporting a youth with an eating disorder.
| S4 E8 | April 12, 2023

No Shortage of Questions: Helping Kids Cope with Big Life Changes

In this minisode, we bring questions from BC families to a leading BC Children's Hospital child psychiatrist and family therapist on how to support kids through big life events and changes such as starting a new school, moving, etc. Listen for strategies that you can share with your child to help them cope with changes that come with big life events.
Where You Are | S4 E2 | November 30, 2022

School Anxiety: Getting Your Child Back to Their School Routine

In this episode we look at what’s behind school anxiety, when parents should reach out for help, tips for parents and caregivers to promote their own coping, and strategies to help get your child back in their regular school routine.
Where You Are | S3 E6 | April 20, 2022

Re-release: Self-Harm: What Families Need to Know

In this episode, we speak to a youth who has lived experience with self-harm; and a clinical counsellor who has supported many youth who have self-harmed. Walk away from this episode with a greater understanding of why youth self-harm and what parents can do to support their child.
Where You Are | S3 E5 | March 30, 2022

A Mindful Approach to Parenting & Caregiving

Learn how mindfulness can support your overall well-being and help during common stressors that parents experience, debunk myths and misconceptions that surround mindfulness, and tips on how you can weave mindfulness into parenting and caregiving.
Where You Are | S3 E4 | February 16, 2022

Re-Release: When Parenting Gets Tough...

In this episode, join Mary (mom of 3) and Dr. Ashley Miller (Child Psychiatrist and Family Therapist at BC Children’s Hospital), as they break down some simple strategies all parents can use to support their children’s mental health, regardless of what struggles they’re facing.
Where You Are | S3 E2 | January 5, 2022

When School Staff Are Well, Students Are Too - Strategies To Avoid Burnout

Listen to strategies school professionals can use to support their own well-being, support each other’s well-being, and engage at a system’s level to keep staff well-being a priority for mental health and wellness— all of which contributes to student health and achievement.
Where You Are | S3 E1 | December 8, 2021

Eating Disorders: How Parents Can Play an Active Role in Recovery

In this episode Michelle and Bryn are joined by Kelly, a parent of a youth diagnosed with an eating disorder, and Dr. Jennifer Coelho, Psychologist at BC Children’s Hospital’s Provincial Specialized Eating Disorder Program, to answer questions we often hear from families about supporting a youth with an eating disorder.
Where You Are | S2 E12 | January 6, 2021

Concurrent Disorders: When Substance Use Meets Mental Health

Join our podcast guests where you'll hear from a parent of four and a Registered Psychiatric Nurse as together they discuss how to best support and treat youth with concurrent disorders. You'll hear tips on how to prioritize the connection with your youth while also getting the support you need as a parent or caregiver. 
Where You Are | S2 E11 | December 16, 2020

Supporting Children and Youth with ADHD During COVID -19: Special Webinar Edition

Raising a child with ADHD is challenging. With the disrupted routines and uncertainty of COVID-19, these challenges may be intensifying for some families. We will discuss these challenges and provide concrete tips to parents and caregivers for supporting children and youth with ADHD in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Where You Are | S2 E7 | November 18, 2020

Keeping Tech in Check: Developing Healthy Habits In Your Family

This podcast episode is to help families who are looking for better ways to guide their kids’ technology use, and to avoid battles and negotiations around screen time, video games, and technology use at home. Dr. Shimi Kang, child and youth psychiatrist, and her 14-year-old son Joesh, offer practical tips for families to develop or reset healthy technology habits at home.
Where You Are | S2 E4 | June 24, 2020

Connecting Mind and Body: What parents need to know about somatization

In this podcast episode, join Lena, a parent of a child who has been affected by somatization and Dr. Andrea Chapman (Psychiatrist, BC Children’s Hospital) as they offer families tips and resources for navigating this journey and working towards recovery.
Where You Are | S2 E3 | June 3, 2020

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? Join Char, a parent with two little ones, and Lorrie Chow, a dietitian at BC Children’s Hospital, for mealtime strategies that help your child develop a healthy relationship with food.
Where You Are | S2 E2 | May 4, 2020

Parenting During COVID-19: We’re All in This Together

In this episode, Dr. Ashley Miller, BC Children’s Hospital Psychiatrist and mother of two, shares steps families can take to manage stress and stay emotionally connected while living in close quarters during COVID-19.
Where You Are | S2 E1 | March 4, 2020

Self-Harm: What Families Need to Know

In this episode, we speak to a youth who has lived experience with self-harm; and a clinical counsellor who has supported many youth who have self-harmed. Walk away from this episode with a greater understanding of why youth self-harm and what parents can do to support their child.
Where You Are | S1 E8 | November 27, 2019

When Parenting Gets Tough: How To Support Your Kids When They're Struggling

In this episode, join Mary (mom of 3) and Dr. Ashley Miller (Child Psychiatrist and Family Therapist at BC Children’s Hospital), as they break down some simple strategies all parents can use to support their children’s mental health, regardless of what struggles they’re facing.
Where You Are | S1 E7 | November 6, 2019

Social and Emotional Learning: Supporting Kids at Home and School

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is a hot topic in schools and parent communities right now. Today Gail Markin (parent, school counsellor and District SEL Lead) and Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl (Psychologist, Professor and world renowned SEL expert) unpack what parents and caregivers can do to support SEL at home, as well as learn about the role of schools in promoting SEL.
Where You Are | S1 E6 | September 25, 2019

ADHD Basics for Families

When it comes to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, there's so much information out there about it, it can be hard for parents and caregivers to wade through it all. So for this episode, we're starting at the beginning asking "What is ADHD?"
Where You Are | S1 E5 | September 4, 2019

Tackling Anxiety: Practical Strategies for Children and Youth

Do you have an anxious child? Not sure how best to help them? Meet Tracy, a parent of two youth who are living with anxiety, and Dr. Sandra Clark, a clinical psychologist specializing in child and youth anxiety. Together, they explore common symptoms and effective strategies to support anxious children and youth.
Where You Are | S1 E2 | July 3, 2019

Present Matters: Mindfulness and Mental Well-being

Parents and caregivers are often curious about mindfulness – how do we fit this into our busy lives, does this actually help my child or youth's mental wellness? Listen to Paul Irving and Dr. Dzung Vo, passionate mindfulness, as this episode explores the topic and its role and importance for parents/caregivers who are supporting children and youth with mental health challenges. 
Where You Are | S1 E1 | June 26, 2019

Bounce Back: Promoting Resiliency in Children and Youth

Dive into a topic that’s gaining in both evidence and curiosity... Resiliency! Our hosts Char and Michelle speak with Lynne Godfrey (parent and grandparent) and Dr. Linda Uyeda to explore resiliency, understand its connection to mental and physical health, and cultivating resiliency in children and youth.
Where You Are Podcast

Through real stories, expertise, and practical tips, this podcast helps families promote their mental health and wellness, navigating important topics to meet you where you are in your journey.