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Kindness takes root across BCMHSUS in times of COVID-19<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/tim%20hortons.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Kindness takes root across BCMHSUS in times of COVID-19Challenging times are bringing out the best in people across BC Mental Health and Substance Use Service. http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/kindness-takes-root-across-bcmhsus-in-times-of-covid-192020-04-02T07:00:00Z
Patient and family member information about COVID-19<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/coronavirus_900%20GettyImages-628925404.jpg?RenditionID=5" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Patient and family member information about COVID-19http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/patient-and-family-member-information-about-covid-192020-03-20T07:00:00Z
Tips for supporting your mental health through the COVID-19 pandemic<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Positivity.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Tips for supporting your mental health through the COVID-19 pandemicA lot is happening quickly in relation to COVID-19. It's normal to feel worried and overwhelmed and in these difficult times you might be wondering how to best manage your stress and anxiety.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/tips-for-supporting-your-mental-health-through-the-covid-19-pandemic2020-03-20T07:00:00Z
Burnaby Centre program awarded “Leading Practice” status<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Burnaby%20Centre%20exterior%20horizontal.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Burnaby Centre program awarded “Leading Practice” status​The Burnaby Centre for Mental Health and Addiction's strategy to engage clients and families in their care, the Partnerships in Care Committee has been awarded Leading Practice status.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/burnaby-centre-program-awarded-leading-practice-status2020-03-09T07:00:00Z
Correctional Health spreads its success story internationally<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Andrew%20smiling.JPG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Correctional Health spreads its success story internationallyCorrectional Health’s initiative to improve the health of incarcerated people to keep them safe from opioid overdose is gaining prominence across North America and Europe.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/correctional-health-spreads-its-success-story-internationally2020-02-05T08:00:00Z
Family support is vital for people struggling with mental health issues<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/20181004_200917.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Family support is vital for people struggling with mental health issuesJim and Sue wanted to play a supportive role in their grown son's mental health and addictions treatment, but found it frustrating to learn that many treatment programs don't value parental participation once kids become adults.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/family-support-is-vital-for-people-struggling-with-mental-health-issues2020-01-29T08:00:00Z
The Forensic Opioid Use Disorder Initiative - One patient’s story of recovery<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Trauma%20informed%20practice%201.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />The Forensic Opioid Use Disorder Initiative - One patient’s story of recovery​The Forensic Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) Initiative is part of BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services' broader provincial strategy to address the opioid overdose crisis in B.C.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/the-forensic-opioid-use-disorder-initiative-one-patient’s-story-of-recovery2019-11-28T08:00:00Z
Correctional Health recognized internationally as a leader in healthcare reform<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Andrew-Kim-Nader.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Correctional Health recognized internationally as a leader in healthcare reformThe philosophy of “Correctional health is public health” was spotlighted recently as the International Corrections and Prisons Association recognized Corrections Health and BC Corrections for work improving client health at corrections facilities. http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/correctional-health-recognized-internationally-as-a-leader-in-healthcare-reform2019-11-14T08:00:00Z
Clients and staff heart-struck by gratitude and connection<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/heartwood.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Clients and staff heart-struck by gratitude and connection​The annual Gratitude Luncheon at the Heartwood Centre for Women is a much-anticipated event that sees both clients and staff come together to celebrate recovery from mental health and substance-use challenges, and creation of community connection. http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/clients-and-staff-heart-struck-by-gratitude-and-connection2019-10-31T07:00:00Z
Healthcare Security and Safety Week recognizes officers’ passion, patience and professionalism<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/FSO%20Picture.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Healthcare Security and Safety Week recognizes officers’ passion, patience and professionalism​Forensic Services Officers respond to a variety of incidents at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital (FPH) supporting the safety and security of patients and staff. This role can be demanding, but there is no other job they'd rather be doing.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/healthcare-security-and-safety-week-recognizes-officers’-passion-patience-and-professionalism2019-10-15T07:00:00Z

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