|Community transition teams aim to prevent overdose deaths among people recently released from a correctional facility||Community transition teams aim to prevent overdose deaths among people recently released from a correctional facility||A new project aimed at supporting people transitioning back to their communities upon release from a correctional facility could change lives in 2019 by preventing overdose and helping clients get on a healthier path.||http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/news/2018/community-transition-teams-aim-to-prevent-overdose-deaths-among-people-recently-released-from-a-correctional-facility||2019-01-30T08:00:00Z|
|Forensic Psychiatric Hospital to improve staff safety||Forensic Psychiatric Hospital to improve staff safety||Vancouver – The Forensic Psychiatric Hospital is rolling out significant changes, including increased staffing, expanded security, and specialized training, which will make immediate improvements to protect staff.||http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/news/2018/forensic-psychiatric-hospital-to-improve-staff-safety||2018-09-19T07:00:00Z|
|Youth and young adults benefit from provincial substance use treatment program||Youth and young adults benefit from provincial substance use treatment program||Keremeos – More than 80 youth and young adults with substance use and mental health challenges have benefitted from the natural healing environment of Ashnola at The Crossing since the facility opened last year. ||http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/news/2018/youth-and-young-adults-benefit-from-provincial-substance-use-treatment-program||2018-06-22T07:00:00Z|
|Fentanyl overwhelms opioid drug market in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside||Fentanyl overwhelms opioid drug market in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside||The proportion of opioid users in the Downtown Eastside who tested positive for fentanyl jumped to 100 per cent from 45 in just four months last year, according to new research published today.
|People with severe addiction and mental illness to get help at new centre on Riverview lands||People with severe addiction and mental illness to get help at new centre on Riverview lands||COQUITLAM – People struggling with complex and severe mental illness and addiction will receive the care they need in a state-of-the-art mental health and addictions centre on the Riverview lands, Premier John Horgan announced today.||http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/news/2017/people-with-severe-addiction-and-mental-illness-to-get-help-at-new-centre-on-riverview-lands||2017-11-17T08:00:00Z|
|PHSA Assumption of Correctional Health Services Update||PHSA Assumption of Correctional Health Services Update||Collaborative process confirms new leadership team for Correctional Health Services.||http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/news/2017/phsa-assumption-of-correctional-health-services-update-august-2017||2017-08-24T07:00:00Z|
|PHSA Assumption of Correctional Health Services Update||PHSA Assumption of Correctional Health Services Update||Effective October 1, 2017, responsibility for health care services in BC correctional centres will be assumed by BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS), an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority. ||http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/news/2017/phsa-assumption-of-correctional-health-services-update||2017-05-31T07:00:00Z|
|BC Corrections Health Care Services – from private provider to public sector||BC Corrections Health Care Services – from private provider to public sector||Health care services at provincial correctional centres operated by BC Corrections will be provided by BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS), an agency of PHSA that provides forensic mental health services across BC.||http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/news/2017/bc-corrections-health-care-services-from-private-provider-to-public-sector||2017-04-28T07:00:00Z|
|New treatment beds to open for adults with serious substance use challenges||New treatment beds to open for adults with serious substance use challenges||Vancouver – Thirty new substance use treatment beds for adults across the province are now accepting referrals through contracted providers managed by BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services, an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority.||http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/news/2017/new-treatment-beds-to-open-for-adults-with-serious-substance-use-challenges||2017-04-05T07:00:00Z|
|Ashnola at The Crossing open for youth seeking treatment||Ashnola at The Crossing open for youth seeking treatment||KEREMEOS - British Columbia youth and young adults struggling with serious substance use problems now have access to Ashnola at The Crossing, the re-opened and re-named 22-bed residential treatment program in Keremeos.