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More than meets the eye<img alt="" src="/stories/PublishingImages/web_Kelly%20S.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />More than meets the eyeKelly Soros is an Indigenous woman and emergency physician. She is also the loving sister of Jake, who was incarcerated. Kelly shares her experience in an animated video series from BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services and Emily Carr University.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/more-than-meets-the-eye2024-06-04T07:00:00Z
Register for the fourth annual B.C. Concurrent Disorders Conference<img alt="" src="/stories/PublishingImages/Web_CD%20Conference.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Register for the fourth annual B.C. Concurrent Disorders ConferenceB.C. Mental Health and Substance Use Services and UBC are thrilled to present the free, virtual B.C. Concurrent Disorders Conference on March 28 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/register-for-the-fourth-annual-bc-concurrent-disorders-conference2024-03-11T07:00:00Z
What is life like during treatment at Heartwood? There’s an app for that<img alt="" src="/stories/PublishingImages/PHSA.ca%20story%20thumbnail%20-%20Heartwood%20handbook.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />What is life like during treatment at Heartwood? There’s an app for thatHeartwood Centre for Women worked with program alumni, staff, health authority liaisons, and community partners to develop a new pre-admission app to better support clients.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/heartwood-digital-handbook2024-03-10T08:00:00Z
Until you can love yourself<img alt="" src="/stories/PublishingImages/PHSA.ca%20story%20thumbnail%20-%20Kayla1.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Until you can love yourselfKayla Sankey sees herself in each woman navigating healing and recovery at the Heartwood Centre for Women. Two years ago, she was one of them.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/until-you-can-love-yourself2024-03-10T08:00:00Z
Creating magic at Heartwood Centre for Women<img alt="" src="/stories/PublishingImages/Web%20thumbnail_Danielle%20B_Feb%202024.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Creating magic at Heartwood Centre for WomenRecovery can be a difficult journey for many. At Heartwood, recreation therapists like Danielle Barrett help ensure clients are experiencing moments of excitement, happiness, and connection.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/creating-magic-at-heartwood-centre-for-women2024-02-07T08:00:00Z
Treating patients with compassion and hope<img alt="May Kung, patient care coordinator, Ashworth 4, Forensic Psychiatric Hospital" src="/stories/PublishingImages/may-kung-phsa-plus-external.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Treating patients with compassion and hopeMay Kung works with some of the most marginalized patients in the province, but she sees them as people worthy of dignity and respect. Her dedication, compassion and belief in trauma-informed practice have earned her a PHSA+ Award.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/may-kung-2023-phsa-plus-recipient2023-11-03T07:00:00Z
New website centralizes mental health and substance use education<img alt="" src="/stories/PublishingImages/PHSA.ca%20story_CentreforLearningwebsite.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />New website centralizes mental health and substance use educationFor the first time, the newly-launched BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services’ Centre for Learning website consolidates innovative learning resources for mental health and substance use providers.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/new-one-stop-shop-centralizes-mental-health-and-substance-use-education2023-11-01T07:00:00Z
From clients to champions: Recognizing our peer support workers<img alt="" src="/stories/PublishingImages/web%20story_peer%20support%20workers.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />From clients to champions: Recognizing our peer support workersCommunity Transition Teams highlight the crucial services provided by peer support workers, who support our clients and staff through the power of their own personal journeys.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/from-clients-to-champions-recognizing-our-peer-support-workers2023-10-25T07:00:00Z
Showcasing hope and healing through art<img alt="" src="/stories/PublishingImages/wdhllty-working-group-external.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Showcasing hope and healing through artThis Working Group asked clients and family partners to share art that represents healing to create a more welcoming environment at the Forensic Psychiatric Clinic in Nanaimo. Learn why this meaningful work earned them a PHSA+ Award.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/bcmhsus-working-group-phsa-plus-recipient2023-10-13T07:00:00Z
BCMHSUS statement<img alt="" src="/stories/PublishingImages/BCMHSUS_logo_webthumbnail.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BCMHSUS statementhttp://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/bcmhsus-statement2023-09-14T07:00:00Z

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