The Kelty Youth Ambassadors program brings together young people from all over the province in creative projects that aim to raise mental health awareness and reduce stigma in schools and communities across BC.
But if it's not, we can help. Foundry offers support for whatever's on your mind.
Dance can help people maintain their physical health, but it can have benefits for mental health too.
Fake news and clickbait shows up often, so it’s important to think twice before believing what you see online.
There is so much information out there about food and what is healthy for you and it can be hard to know what to trust. We’ve gone and talked to a dietitian for you, to get some answers on common misunderstandings.
With everything that requires money, how do you keep yourself out of debt? We’ve got some tips for you to keep in mind when managing your hard earned cash.
Meal preparation (meal prep) can save you time and money, but it can be a difficult habit to get into. Here are some tips for meal prep and planning written especially for busy people.
Sometimes, social media can get to be too much. When it does, there are a few things you can do to take back control of your feed.
As an autistic woman in her early twenties, Keara is learning how to accept herself. Now, she wants to help others do the same.
The legacy of a dedicated athlete ignited a flame of hope to alleviate some of the misconceptions and stigma associated with mental illness.
It can be tricky to keep motivated, so here are some ideas to get you going again.
The holiday season can be a time of joy for a lot of people. You may feel differently. The holiday blues affect many people, but there are ways to help avoid or manage these negative feelings.
The holidays are generally a happy time of year, but they can also be pretty stressful. With all that’s going on, it’s important to remember these three things before you wear yourself out.
November 11, 2018 marks the 100 year anniversary of the end of the First World War. Remembrance day is a time to remember and honour those who have served in the nation’s defence.
They cuddle, they play and they can be your best friend. A furry friend can be a great addition to your family life and they can be good for your mental and physical health.
You know volunteering can be good for others and the community, but did you know that it can benefit you too? Volunteering and helping others may be what helps you in the long run.
Exam time is around the corner, and you may be feeling unprepared. While you may be feeling the heat, there are some ways to keep cool and effectively make the most of the study time you’ve got.
You may be really excited to go back to school, you may also not be looking forward to it at all or you may lie somewhere in between. It can be a scary, exciting, daunting, but also a very rewarding time. Here are five tips to help make the new school year a healthy and successful one.
Feeling overwhelmed with all the things you have to do… especially when you realize you could’ve given yourself much more time to get it all done? Here are some ways to to help you check off all the things on your task list.
Whether you can’t have alcohol or you choose not to drink for any reason here are 10 drinks you can order or make at home as alcohol free alternatives.
After spending most of her childhood feeling confused about her identity as a First Nations person, Anna reconnected with her Indigenous roots, finding strength and purpose in the process.
Self-care takes different forms for different people, but it is essentially the long term maintenance of your overall well-being. So what kind of maintenance are we talking about here?
So you’ve decided to keep a journal! But how can you be sure you can keep up with it? Or maybe you’ve tried journalling before but always stopped eventually? Here are a few ways to get your hands in writing mode.
Growing up, Christina often felt caught between two worlds. Now she’s drawing on lessons from her past to help others.
Thinking of going on a hike? If you're out there trying to get that perfect #ExploreBC post, here are some tips to make your adventure a fun and safe one!
You finally got that cap and gown, but are you feeling unsure about your next chapter in life?
Getting the right diagnosis helped Laurie learn how to manage her mental health challenges. Now, she’s devoting her life to helping others do the same.
Summer is just around the corner, and for many people that means one thing: the start of festival season!
In high school, Nicole seemed to have it all: she was a top student and the captain of the school’s cheerleading squad. But below the surface, things weren’t quite as they seemed.
After living through an eating disorder, Tesa felt like she was given a second chance in life. Now, she’s intent on making it count.
Even though summer is still a few months away, it's never too early to start thinking about things you want to do during the upcoming break.
Throughout her mental health journey, Lauren has always found clarity – and community – on a soccer pitch. Now she hopes to use the Beautiful Game to help others.
Erin knows that getting help for her mental health sooner could have stopped things from spiraling out of control. That’s why she’s on a mission to tell young people to get help as early as possible.
Getting a good night's sleep isn't always easy, but using these tips can help.
How a Vancouver-based rapper transformed his mental health challenge into art, and found inner peace one rhyme at a time.
How a horse and a new found perspective on life helped this amazing teen overcome her mental health challenges.
Why a chemistry student with social anxiety decided to pick up a camera and face one of his worst fears.
Because talking to someone is always a good idea.
How Hurricane Katrina helped this amazing young man conquer his social anxiety
Tamara Throssell shares her family's experience and how it has impacted her work as Foundry's Family Engagement & Service Provider Liaison
Joanna struggled with her mental health, but poetry – and a newfound sense of self-love – helped her get through it.
After experiencing a traumatic event, Julian felt like his life had been put on hold, until a newfound purpose pushed him back into action.
In order to overcome an eating disorder, Victoria had to find her inner warrior. Then she took to social media, hoping to help other women find their own.
Alexandra spent her teenage years battling depression and anxiety. Now she’s using her struggles to understand the science behind mental illness.
After silently struggling with her mental health, Lindsey discovered purpose – and confidence – where she least expected: her local yoga studio.
Through her own experiences, Andrea knows the value of telling her story and wants to help other young people share theirs.
Anxiety and depression isolated Gurvaan from her friends and family. Now, she shares her story to help normalize mental health and end the stigma that still surrounds it.
Knowing firsthand how hard it can be to navigate the health system, Yvana jumped at the chance to be involved with Foundry North Shore to help create a different experience for young people.