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PHSA leaders speak about improving care for incarcerated clients<img alt="Lynn Pelletier presents at the BC Health Leaders Conference" src="/stories/PublishingImages/LP%20article.jpg?RenditionID=5" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />PHSA leaders speak about improving care for incarcerated clientsTwo BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services leaders recently shared what they learned during a challenging but rewarding transition year at the BC Health Leaders Conference in Vancouver.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/phsa-leaders-speak-about-improving-care-for-incarcerated-clients2018-11-13T08:00:00Z
New leader at Forensic Psychiatric Hospital points patients and staff to hope<img alt="Trevor Aarbo" src="/stories/PublishingImages/IMG_1601%20article.jpg?RenditionID=5" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />New leader at Forensic Psychiatric Hospital points patients and staff to hopeYears ago, when Trevor Aarbo was still in training to become a registered nurse, he had to choose a placement. http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/new-senior-leader-at-forensic-psychiatric-hospital2018-10-31T07:00:00Z
Six tips to improve your sleep quality — and mental health<img alt="Sleeping girl and alarm clock" src="/stories/PublishingImages/sleep2.jpg?RenditionID=5" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Six tips to improve your sleep quality — and mental healthPoor sleep is linked to problems such as anxiety and depression. It can also affect your metabolism and immune system functioning. Better sleep will leave you feeling mentally sharp, emotionally balanced and full of energy all day long.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/six-tips-to-improve-your-sleep-quality—and-mental-health2018-10-23T07:00:00Z
10 tips to boost your mental health<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Mental%20wellness.jpg?RenditionID=7" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />10 tips to boost your mental health​To mark Mental Illness Awareness Week (October 1-7), we’re offering 10 tips to boost your mental health.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/10-tips-to-boost-your-mental-health2018-10-04T07:00:00Z
Would you know what to do if a friend or family member were in crisis?<img alt="Silhouette of person with head in hands on park bench" src="/stories/PublishingImages/Benches.jpg?RenditionID=5" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Would you know what to do if a friend or family member were in crisis?As part of marking World Suicide Prevention Day this week, we’re sharing resources for helping loved ones in crisis.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/would-you-know-what-to-do-if-a-friend-or-family-member-were-in-crisis2018-09-11T07:00:00Z
Dear addiction: a story of one women's journey to recovery<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/our-services/aaaaamh.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Dear addiction: a story of one women's journey to recoveryWhen we first met you were so alluring and exciting. You were the answer to all my problems and to my pain. Life kept knocking me down and I had been strong for too long. http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/dear-addiction-a-story-of-one-womens-journey-to-recovery2018-08-31T07:00:00Z
Opioid agonist therapy teams give incarcerated clients hope<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Tish%20Trevelyan%20in%20Prince%20George.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Opioid agonist therapy teams give incarcerated clients hope“I love it here,” says Letitia Trevelyan, a nurse who works with incarcerated clients at the Prince George Regional Correctional Centre. “It’s like a big family.”http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/oat-gives-incarcerated-clients-hope2018-08-31T07:00:00Z
PHSA hosts first-ever health fair for incarcerated clients in Surrey<img alt="Surrey Pretrial health fair" src="/PublishingImages/Surrey-Pretrial-booth-July2018.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />PHSA hosts first-ever health fair for incarcerated clients in SurreyPHSA’s Correctional Health Services, in collaboration with B.C. Corrections, hosted the first-ever health care fair for residents of the Surrey Pretrial Services Centre on July 26.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/phsa-hosts-first-ever-health-fair-for-incarcerated-clients-in-surrey2018-08-03T07:00:00Z
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

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