Festival of Trees

Thank you for supporting Festival of Trees

Thank you for supporting BC Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Festival of Trees. We want to thank you for helping us raise $263,651 in support of mental health programs at BC Children’s Hospital. In a year that continued to have its challenges, we are grateful to supporters like you who helped keep the tradition alive in communities across the province including Victoria, Comox Valley, Kelowna, Port Alberni and Vancouver. All funds raised through Festival of Trees will support the Centre for Mindfulness and will help youth, families, caregivers and health professionals develop skills to manage stress and anxiety, making a significant difference in their lives.

For more information about the Centre for Mindfulness and to access mindfulness resources visit keltymentalhealth.ca.

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2021 Festival of Trees raised money for Mental Health programs at BC Children’s!

BC Children’s Hospital is focused on treating the whole child – physically and emotionally. Evidence is emerging that practicing mindfulness helps youth increase resiliency and helps them better cope with chronic illness, pain, psychological distress and other health challenges. The Centre for Mindfulness is a leader in mindfulness-based interventions. The aim of mindfulness is to help patients and families learn ways to focus and calm their minds and live in the present moment with compassion for themselves. This will help them better manage difficult thoughts and feelings which can play an important role in their healing journey. Mindfulness skills have been shown to help people cope with chronic stress, pain and mood symptoms. The Centre for Mindfulness team would like to make a positive difference in the lives of more kids and families from across the province.

All funds raised through Festival of Trees will support the Centre for Mindfulness and will help youth, families, caregivers and health professionals develop skills to manage stress and anxiety, making a significant difference in their lives.

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