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BC Partners: Fighting mental health stigma starts with education<img alt="Woman using laptop" src="/news/PublishingImages/Mental%20health%20education%20article.jpg?RenditionID=5" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BC Partners: Fighting mental health stigma starts with educationThe Canadian Mental Health Association, one of the BC Partners for Mental Health and Substance Use Information, works to improve mental wellness, increase mental health literacy and reduce mental health stigma.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/bc-partners-spotlight-fighting-mental-health-stigma-starts-with-education2020-11-25T08:00:00Z
In a client's own words: My journey to recovery<img alt="Recovery hope" src="/PublishingImages/our-services/forensic-psychiatric-services/Addiction%20recovery.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />In a client's own words: My journey to recovery​In honour of National Addictions Awareness Week, we asked a client to share his story of recovery and hope in his own words. We hope that it will be a reminder that healing is always possible, and that you are not alone. http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/mark-brady-journey-to-recovery2020-11-25T08:00:00Z
BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services Research Days - November 23 to 27, 2020<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/BCMHSUS_Research_Days_2020.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services Research Days - November 23 to 27, 2020Join us for our inaugural BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS) Research Days taking place from November 23 to 27, 2020.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/bcmhsus-research-days-20202020-10-30T07:00:00Z
How positive language shifts perception around mental health<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/GettyImages-1140393668.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />How positive language shifts perception around mental healthhttp://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/how-positive-language-shifts-perception-around-mental-health2020-09-03T07:00:00Z
Empathy and compassion: New provincial framework includes patient involvement in hiring decisions<img alt="" src="/stories/PublishingImages/resized_katie_mai_IMG_8251.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Empathy and compassion: New provincial framework includes patient involvement in hiring decisionsCompassion, as well as competency, are key elements to engagement in mental health and substance use care.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/new-provincial-framework-provides-best-practice-approach-to-engagement-in-mental-health-and-substance-use-care2020-08-26T07:00:00Z
What’s in a name...tag?<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/kathryn.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />What’s in a name...tag?A formal introduction from care provider to client creates a powerful first impression, and speaks directly to the patient-centred care philosophy of dignity and respect. http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/what’s-in-a-name-tag2020-07-23T07:00:00Z
New guide to promote engagement with patients and family members<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/framework.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />New guide to promote engagement with patients and family membersWe believe that meaningful engagement is about making patients and families our partners in every aspect of care, in every setting, by every staff member, every day.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/framework-to-guide-the-engagement-of-patients-and-families2020-07-21T07:00:00Z
Meet Nancy Desrosiers, the new Provincial Executive Director for Correctional Health<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/profile%20pic%20%201.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Meet Nancy Desrosiers, the new Provincial Executive Director for Correctional HealthNancy Desrosiers, BCMHSUS' new Provincial Executive Director for Correctional Health Services and Forensic Regional Clinics, has always been a leader that serves with purpose.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/meet-nancy-desrosiers-the-new-provincial-executive-director-for-correctional-health2020-06-16T07:00:00Z
BCMHSUS launches Patient and Family Partner Network to improve care<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Patient%20and%20Family%20Poster%20with%20Cloud%20Logo-FINAL-page-001.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BCMHSUS launches Patient and Family Partner Network to improve careAt BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services, we are committed to incorporating the patient voice in everything we do.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/patient-family-network2020-06-08T07:00:00Z
PHSA+ Award winner profile: Prab Gill<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Prab.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />PHSA+ Award winner profile: Prab GillPrab Gill, director, quality, safety & systems improvement at BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services embodies PHSA values each and every day. http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/phsa -award-winner-profile-prab-gill2020-05-26T07:00:00Z

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