Supporting Families and Their Children


Supporting Families Through the BC Children's Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre


Direct contacts with the Kelty Centre this year (phone, email and in-person)


Increase in the number of direct contacts from last year

Thank you for the information and your warm and kind approach.

Parent, Fraser Health

You have been more helpful to me that anyone else I have called. Thank you so much - I cannot express how much I appreciate you and the information/resources you have given me.

Parent, Vancouver Coastal Health

Thank you so much for your quick response both by phone and email... It is such an amazing feeling to have your support.

Parent, Vancouver Island

The BC Children's Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre provides mental health and substance use information and resources, help with system navigation, and peer support to families and youth from across BC. The Kelty Centre also assists school and health professionals supporting families. Peer support is provided by Parent and Youth Peer Support Workers (FamilySmart® Parents and Youth in Residence) who have lived experience with mental health challenges. All services are free of charge, and available by phone, in-person and email. The Kelty Centre was established through the support of the Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation.

Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre Redesigned Website and Expanded Social Media Make Resources More Accessible


Website visits this year


New social media followers this year


Instagram followers (since launch in Fall 2018)

The new website is so much easier to navigate and the information has been vetted by experts and is written in language that people can understand.

Peer Support Worker, Kelty Centre

As a psychiatrist at BC Children's Hospital, the number one prescription I write is 'visit'

BC Physician

Thank you for the work you do! I think your site is so easy to navigate and is a wealth of resources for practitioners and the community!

BC Health Care Provider

The Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre launched a redesigned website with updated information and resources in a newly designed format that makes it easier for families, health care professionals, school professionals and young people across BC visiting the site to find what they are looking for. The Kelty Centre also launched a new Instagram account @keltycentre to complement information already provided through Facebook and Twitter, connecting followers to the latest resources and information on mental health and substance use in an accessible way. Support for the development of the website and other tools was provided by RBC through its Integrated Provincial Child and Youth Healthy Living Initiative.

New Orientation Video: Kelty Centre Helps BC Families Know How We Can Support Them


YouTube views (since launch in Oct 2018)

I recommend the Kelty Centre to all families and health care professionals I work with. They are an amazing partner in the mental health care journey.

BC Physician
Rolling with ADHD Learning Series


Individuals registered for Rolling with ADHD (since launch in Dec 2018)


Of survey respondents

Stated they would implement changes based on what they learned through Rolling with ADHD.

I have gotten a lot of useful tips, and appreciated the parents stories. I felt like I wasn't alone. I think these modules are appropriate for any parent, not just parents of ADHD children. They were short in length, and easy to understand.

Rolling with ADHD Participant

I can't thank you enough for this. I have not found many resources as practical as this. I can honestly say that I am sad to complete the videos because I have found the information so helpful and I feel such a sense of support by watching them...

Rolling with ADHD Participant

Very accessible and information was relevant and simple to understand. Visuals were Great!

Rolling with ADHD Participant

Launched in December 2018, Rolling with ADHD is an eight module series that covers practical tools and strategies for caregivers of children with ADHD between the ages of 6 and 12. In collaboration with clinicians, this series has been adapted from the long standing in-person program at BC Children’s Hospital and includes content on what research shows really works for children and families living with ADHD. This allows parents and caregivers across the province to access this highly successful program delivered by experts at BC Children’s.

Achieving the vision

The Mental Health Literacy Team strives towards a vision for families where mental health is openly discussed, and families have the tools and knowledge to support and promote their child or youth’s mental health. To achieve this vision, the team provides support and resources to BC families to enhance their understanding of mental health in children and youth, helps them easily connect to the services their family needs, and supports the overall mental health and well-being of families.

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