As a parent, caregiver, or other trusted adult, it can be hard to know how to support a youth who is struggling. BC Children’s Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre provides peer support, information, and resources to help you talk to and guide a youth in your life to the services and supports they may need.
Looking for resources on how to support your youth? In this section you will find tips for starting a conversation with your youth about their mental health, how to support a youth who comes to you with concerns, information on how to reach a parent peer support worker at the Kelty Centre, and additional resources and tools.
Looking for resources to share with your youth? Click on the box below to explore the Foundry website. Foundry offers young people ages 12-24 resources and services online and through centres across BC, including virtual counselling and youth peer support.
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Substance Use & Youth
Is anxiety getting in the way of your child's life? This app for youth uses scientifically proven strategies based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help them learn to relax and be mindful, develop more effective ways of thinking, and use active steps to take charge of anxiety.
Self-Harm: What Families Need to Know
In this episode from the Kelty Centre's Where You Are podcast, 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.
Mindfulness In Times of Crisis
In this 10 minute video, Dr. Dzung Vo of BC Children's Hospital shares and facilitates a mindfulness practice he is finding very helpful right now in this time of crisis: a mindful self-compassion break.