At Foundry, families and caregivers can find connections – for a young person in their lives, for themselves and to services. We know that the journey in supporting a young person’s wellness can feel isolating and confusing. Foundry will help families and their young person navigate the system and find the support they need.
Find a Foundry Centre near you
Foundry Centres welcome and engage families, caregivers, and other caring adults of young people, providing them with services and resources that are developed specifically for their unique information and support needs. We offer free, safe, welcoming, and confidential services, programs and resources to assist adults invested in supporting the mental health and wellness of young people.
Foundry also offers online services
BC Children’s Hospital Kelty Mental Health Resources Centre and Website
The Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre at BC Children’s Hospital is a provincial resource to help families, caregivers and professionals find the support they need, when they need it. From talking to someone who understands, to finding information you can trust, our dedicated, experienced staff offer guidance, resources and tools to help you navigate the mental health system and promote wellness.
Available by phone: Monday-Friday 9:30am – 5:00pm
- Ask Kelty Mental Health is a new interactive tool to support families in navigating the mental health system. This tool has commonly asked questions, and offers suggestions about where to go and what to expect when looking for support options.
- The Kelty Healthy Living section makes it easier for families to find families to find information and tools to promote healthy living and support their child’s mental and physical health.
FamilySmart™ Parents In Residence (PiR) provide peer support, mentoring, system navigation and access to information, resources, networks and education for:
- Families and caregivers parenting children, youth or young adults with mental health and/or substance use challenges
- Systems and service providers; to assist in building knowledge, skills and capacity in working well together with youth, young adults and families to enhance mental health outcomes.
Visit FamilySmart™ to connect with a PiR near you or on the phone.
Visit the Get Support section on foundrybc.ca to find services and supports for young people in your community, by phone or online.