child and youth mental health

Mother speaking to her daughter
January 5, 2022

After almost two years of living in a pandemic, research is showing record high levels of stress and anxiety in nearly all populations, including school-aged children. With another delayed return to school amid ongoing COVID-19 concerns, parents and caregivers are being encouraged to help...

A safe return to school
September 2, 2021

With September upon us, BC students will be returning to school and returning to full-time, in-person learning after temporarily spending part of last year learning remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While many teachers, parents, and students welcome the return to the classroom and to...

Dr Linda Uyeda
May 17, 2021

Caring for the mental health and wellness of our children is an ongoing priority at any time, but has become of paramount concern to physicians and others during the pandemic.

A real worry is that family stress, isolation, and all that those imply, has the potential for lasting...

Young woman talking with psychiatrist
May 1, 2020

May 7th is National Child and Youth Mental Health Day in Canada – a day created by FamilySmart to highlight the ongoing need to dedicate support and resources to the mental health and wellness of our young people. With COVID-19 and physical distancing now into its third month, this focus is now...

January 28, 2019

What does someone dealing with a mental health issue look like? They look like your neighbour, your colleague, your friend, your loved one, maybe even you. That’s because in any given year, one in every five Canadians is affected by a mental health problem or illness – meaning you, or someone...