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Virtual care connects clients with loved ones and care providers in the midst of COVID-19<img alt="" src="/stories/PublishingImages/Doc%20with%20ipad.jpg?RenditionID=5" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Virtual care connects clients with loved ones and care providers in the midst of COVID-19BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services has been using virtual health technology for several years. Against the backdrop of COVID-19, we have ramped up our virtual offerings to support vital connections between patients, care providers and loved ones.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/virtual-care-connects-clients-with-loved-ones-and-care-providers-amidst-covid-192021-01-22T08:00:00Z
Best-in-class mental health and substance use care coming to the new Red Fish Healing Centre<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/95D_CMHA_EXT_CAM_FRONT_02_FINAL%20sml.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Best-in-class mental health and substance use care coming to the new Red Fish Healing CentreThis year, BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services unveiled a new evidence-based model of care for the Red Fish Healing Centre for Mental Health and Addiction, which will replace the Burnaby Centre for Mental Health and Addiction in late 2021.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/mental-health-and-substance-use-care-red-fish-healing-centre2021-01-15T08:00:00Z
Tips for helping a loved one stay in recovery this holiday season<img alt="" height="405" src="/stories/PublishingImages/Christmas%20hands.jpg?Height=405" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Tips for helping a loved one stay in recovery this holiday seasonThe holidays can be a joyous time, but this year, the pandemic means many people can’t spend time with loved ones. For anyone in recovery from substance use or managing a mood disorder, it is likely to be even more challenging.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/tips-for-helping-a-loved-one-stay-in-recovery-this-holiday-season2020-12-17T08:00:00Z
Behind the mask: Building connections in the age of PPE<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/GettyImages-1272573563.jpg" width="530" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Behind the mask: Building connections in the age of PPEOver the past year, masks and PPE have been helping keep us safe and healthy, but they can come with their drawbacks.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/behind-the-mask2020-12-15T08:00:00Z
The BC Partners’ FamilySmart: Families helping families<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/GettyImages-932283546.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />The BC Partners’ FamilySmart: Families helping familiesKeli Anderson knows firsthand how important parents are to kids’ mental health. She also knows how vital lived experience is when it comes to helping families with children and youth who are struggling with mental health challenges.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/the-bc-partners-familysmart2020-12-14T08:00:00Z
Fostering cultural connections, one salmon dinner at a time<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/GettyImages-519368058.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Fostering cultural connections, one salmon dinner at a timeAt the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital, nutrition and cultural connections are two important factors in patient recovery and wellness. http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/fostering-cultural-connections-through-bc-salmon2020-12-08T08:00:00Z
Opioid agonist treatment nurse: ‘It’s all about removing barriers’<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/our-services/forensic-psychiatric-services/Sublocade%20injection.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Opioid agonist treatment nurse: ‘It’s all about removing barriers’Wendy Gibson has worked as a nurse at the Alouette Correctional Centre for Women in Maple Ridge for 11 years. A lot has changed since she began in 2009: The iPad was invented and social media use exploded, for example. http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/oat-nurse-removing-barriers2020-12-04T08:00:00Z
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

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