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Caring for people with complex mental health and substance use challenges

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What is complex mental health and substance use?

We treat the most ill, most vulnerable people in B.C., whose needs go beyond what they can access in their communities. One frequent example of the kind of complex illness we treat is a concurrent disorder, which is defined as a combination of a severe mental illness and substance use disorder.                       

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Creating magic at Heartwood Centre for WomenCreating magic at Heartwood Centre for WomenRecovery can be a difficult journey for many. At Heartwood, recreation therapists like Danielle Barrett help ensure clients are experiencing moments of excitement, happiness, and connection.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/creating-magic-at-heartwood-centre-for-women2024-02-07T08:00:00Z
Treating patients with compassion and hopeTreating patients with compassion and hopeMay Kung works with some of the most marginalized patients in the province, but she sees them as people worthy of dignity and respect. Her dedication, compassion and belief in trauma-informed practice have earned her a PHSA+ Award.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/may-kung-2023-phsa-plus-recipient2023-11-03T07:00:00Z
New website centralizes mental health and substance use educationNew website centralizes mental health and substance use educationFor the first time, the newly-launched BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services’ Centre for Learning website consolidates innovative learning resources for mental health and substance use providers.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/new-one-stop-shop-centralizes-mental-health-and-substance-use-education2023-11-01T07:00:00Z
From clients to champions: Recognizing our peer support workersFrom clients to champions: Recognizing our peer support workersCommunity Transition Teams highlight the crucial services provided by peer support workers, who support our clients and staff through the power of their own personal journeys.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/from-clients-to-champions-recognizing-our-peer-support-workers2023-10-25T07:00:00Z
Showcasing hope and healing through artShowcasing hope and healing through artThis Working Group asked clients and family partners to share art that represents healing to create a more welcoming environment at the Forensic Psychiatric Clinic in Nanaimo. Learn why this meaningful work earned them a PHSA+ Award.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/bcmhsus-working-group-phsa-plus-recipient2023-10-13T07:00:00Z

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