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Dear colleagues,We are pleased to present you with the
Healthy Living, Healthy Minds: A Toolkit for Health Professionals.
This toolkit is one component of a larger initiative thataims to encompass the full health continuum from specialized care through tohealth promotion in addressing an identied gap in the provision of care forchildren and youth with mental health challenges – namely, recognizing andovercoming obstacles to healthy living that are prevalent within this population.Through a combination of our recent research initiatives, ongoing medicalpractice and the development of a provincial mental health literacy strategy,we acquired an awareness of this gap. The development of a partnership be-tween BC Children’s Foundation and the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), withadditional nancial support from the Provincial Health Services Authority(PHSA) Centres for Population and Public Health and the Lawson Foundation,has allowed us to realize our vision and address these gaps.We hope that this toolkit will be a useful resource for you as you support andpromote healthy living in the children and youth you see in your practice.
, MD, FRCPC
project Co-leadMedical Director and ead,Child & dolecent pychiatry,BC Mental ealth & ddiction service
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