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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
Ground breaks on the future site for the new Centre for Mental Health and Addiction<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/our-services/24616737208_6ebc9618da_o.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Ground breaks on the future site for the new Centre for Mental Health and AddictionThe official start of construction of the new Centre for Mental Health and Addiction took place on the Riverview lands on Nov. 17, 2017. http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/ground-breaks-on-the-future-site-for-the-new-centre-for-mental-health-and-addiction2017-11-23T08:00:00Z
What's in a word? How language can destigmatize substance use<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/our-services/shutterstock_320923037.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />What's in a word? How language can destigmatize substance useLanguage matters. How we talk about substance use and overdose can frame how people view it, and how they respond. http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/whats-in-a-word-how-language-can-destigmatize-substance-use2017-11-16T08:00:00Z
Trauma-informed care - an approach to grow together<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/our-services/IMG_3077.JPG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Trauma-informed care - an approach to grow togetherJames Heap, a case manager with Forensic Psychiatric Services at the Nanaimo Regional Clinic, has an approach to working with clients that is truly inspirational. http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/trauma-informed-care-an-approach-to-grow-together2017-10-03T07:00:00Z
Introducing PHSA Correctional Health Services - Supporting transitions, maintaining connections<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/our-services/IMG_0859%20(2).JPG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Introducing PHSA Correctional Health Services - Supporting transitions, maintaining connectionsAs of October 1, 2017, the Provincial Health Services Authority assumed responsibility for health services provided in BC correctional centres. http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/introducing-phsa-correctional-health-services-supporting-transitions-maintaining-connections2017-10-02T07:00:00Z

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