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Forensic patients give back to volunteer-run animal shelter<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/our-services/Katies%20Place%20for%20article%20WS%20Stipe%20on%20finished%20fire%20steps%20with%20cat%20use%20this%20Apr%2018.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Forensic patients give back to volunteer-run animal shelterThe Forensic Psychiatric Hospital provides assessment and treatment for approximately 200 inpatients all of whom live with some degree of mental ill health and have come into conflict with the law while unwell. http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/forensic-patients-give-back-to-volunteer-run-animal-shelter2018-07-03T07:00:00Z
Correctional Health Services looks beyond the walls to develop community connections<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/our-services/aaaaaaRichard%20Berger%20in%20Prince%20George.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Correctional Health Services looks beyond the walls to develop community connections​Correctional Health Services is developing relationships with a variety of community based supports to improve our client’s transitions back to their communities. http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/correctional-health-services-looks-beyond-the-walls-to-develop-community-connections2018-06-28T07:00:00Z
Burnaby Centre clients celebrate their recovery by kayaking<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/DSCN3845.JPG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Burnaby Centre clients celebrate their recovery by kayakingBurnaby Centre for Mental Health and Addiction clients go kayaking to celebrate their recovery. http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/burnaby-centre-clients-celebrate-their-recovery-by-kayaking2018-06-12T07:00:00Z
PHSA Board visits mock-up of new centre<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/BCMHSUS%20mock-ups%20concierge%20desk.JPG?RenditionID=5" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />PHSA Board visits mock-up of new centreMembers of the PHSA Board of Directors toured the Centre for Mental Health and Addiction mock-up facility and the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital in April to learn more about the BCMHSUS continuum of programs and services. http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/phsa-board-visits-bcmhsus2018-05-03T07:00:00Z
Burnaby Centre for Mental Health and Addiction launches Family Support Group<img alt="" src="/stories/PublishingImages/about/news-stories/stories/burnaby-centre-for-mental-health-and-addiction-launches-family-support-group/ThinkstockPhotos-618455102.jpg" width="923" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Burnaby Centre for Mental Health and Addiction launches Family Support GroupYou asked and we listened! We are now offering a support group to client family members. http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/burnaby-centre-for-mental-health-and-addiction-launches-family-support-group2018-04-19T07:00:00Z
Dedicated volunteers help people on their recovery pathway<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/our-services/helphands.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Dedicated volunteers help people on their recovery pathwayNational Volunteer Week (NVW) is April 15-21, and is a time to celebrate and thank our volunteers who selflessly give their time to our help our staff, patients and families at BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS).http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/dedicated-volunteers-make-huge-impact-for-people-in-recovery2018-04-18T07:00:00Z
Substance use training unites staff to improve care for clients and patients<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/our-services/matrix1.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Substance use training unites staff to improve care for clients and patientsBC Mental Health and Substance Use Services partnered with the Matrix Institute on Addictions to deliver a specialized training workshop of the Matrix Model, an evidence-based intensive substance use treatment program. http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/substance-use-training-unites-staff-to-improve-care-for-clients-and-patients2018-03-09T08:00:00Z
Dr. Nader Sharifi shares his own experience with trauma and how it changed the course of his career<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/our-services/IMG_20171027_131051%20(2).jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Dr. Nader Sharifi shares his own experience with trauma and how it changed the course of his careerDr. Nader Sharifi, Medical Director of Correctional Health Services, has been a health care provider in BC for more than 22 years. http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/dr-nader-sharifi-shares-his-own-experience-with-trauma-and-how-it-changed-the-course-of-his-career2017-12-18T08:00:00Z
Dr. Jehannine Austin to strengthen mental health and substance use research<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Jehannine-Austin.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Dr. Jehannine Austin to strengthen mental health and substance use researchMeet Dr. Jehannine Austin, the new Executive Director of the Provincial Health Services Authority's BC Mental Health and Addictions Research Institute. http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/dr-jehannine-austin-to-strengthen-mental-health-and-substance-use-research2017-12-18T08:00:00Z
Psychologist shares tips to maintain mental well-being during the holiday season<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/our-services/christmas%20stress.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Psychologist shares tips to maintain mental well-being during the holiday seasonThe holiday season is in full swing which means food, friends, family and festivities. While this can be a joyous time, it can also be challenging. http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/psychologist-shares-tips-to-maintain-mental-well-being-during-the-holiday-season2017-12-07T08:00:00Z

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