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A year later: My reflections from the paediatric frontlines of COVID-19

March 15, 2021

A year into the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Jeremy Friedman shares his experiences caring for patients on the COVID-19 unit.

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Kids Science hands-on events inspire next generation of young scientists

May 18, 2017

David Manly, Manulife Kids Science Officer, shares his perspective on how the Kids Science programming is helping get kids and youth interested in research.

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Together, we are redesigning mental health care for children and youth

May 1, 2017

Christina Bartha, Executive Director of the Brain and Mental Health Program, offers her perspective on the need for better access to mental health care to improve mental health outcomes for our patients.

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Social workers change lives one question at a time

March 7, 2018

Whether it be brief therapy, psychosocial support, psychotherapy, advocacy, or case management, social workers provide essential mental health supports to patients and families at SickKids.

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The power of peer support in health care

January 31, 2018

Kelly McNaughton, Manager of the Peer Support Program at SickKids, reflects on Bell Let's Talk Day and how our Peer Support and Trauma Program is helping improve the psychological health and safety of our staff and penetrate the cycle of silence …

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SickKids residents advocate for health of child refugees and newcomers

July 18, 2017

Approximately 50,000 children under 15 arrive in Canada annually. In 2009, SickKids residents founded the Paediatric Outpatient Program (POP) clinic in response to a need for paediatric consultation services for newcomer children facing barriers to …

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Finding my voice: My epilepsy diagnosis

March 26, 2019

It’s Purple Day for Epilepsy awareness – Kiren Gill, Sr. Communications Specialist at SickKids provides a perspective on what it was like to be diagnosed with Epilepsy as a teen.

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Talking to families about advanced care planning: Perspectives of families and health-care providers

February 13, 2020

Drs. Julia Orkin and Reshma Amin are SickKids leaders in the care of children with medical complexity who are technology-dependent. SickKids is home to the largest program in Canada for children with medical complexity as well as for long-term …

Julia Orkin and Reshma Amin

What it means to have friends who understand

August 10, 2018

International Youth Day serves as an annual celebration of young women and men as essential partners in change, and an opportunity to raise awareness of challenges and problems facing the world’s youth. As a sibling of a SickKids patient and a …

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Advocating for a national childhood cancer strategy – Helena’s Hope

September 14, 2018

Helena Kirk, a SickKids patient, is currently advocating for changes that the federal government could lead that would help more kids survive cancer. This is her story.

Helena Kirk

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