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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
BCMHSUS research team to study the impact of health-first approach on corrections care<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/story%20nader%20tonia.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BCMHSUS research team to study the impact of health-first approach on corrections careBC Mental Health and Substance Use Services is pleased to congratulate the research team of Dr. Tonia Nicholls and Dr. Nader Sharifi on their recent Convening and Collaborating Award from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/bcmhsus-research-team-to-study-the-impact-of-health-first-approach-on-corrections-care2019-10-15T07:00:00Z
New virtual health initiative helps mental health care professionals connect with hard-to-reach clients<img alt="" height="400" src="/PublishingImages/texting%20pic.jpeg?RenditionID=7" width="299" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />New virtual health initiative helps mental health care professionals connect with hard-to-reach clients​As many health care professionals will know, it can be hard to reach outpatient clients who are receiving treatment for mental illness and addiction challenges—especially when they live in remote areas.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/new-virtual-health-initiative-helps-mental-health-care-professionals-connect-with-hard-to-reach-clients2019-09-19T07:00:00Z
Transition group begins for Indigenous men incarcerated in Prince George<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/topham-loonlake-6202.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Transition group begins for Indigenous men incarcerated in Prince GeorgeThe first Dudes Club formed on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside in 2010. http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/transition-group-begins-for-indigenous-men-incarcerated-in-prince-george2019-09-05T07:00:00Z
‘My brother didn’t deserve to die’: Policy expert’s drive to end the opioid crisis is personal<img alt="" src="/Documents/Ian%20Ross.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />‘My brother didn’t deserve to die’: Policy expert’s drive to end the opioid crisis is personalDeborah Ross is passionate about finding better ways to help people with mental health and substance use issues—and for her, the passion is deeply personal.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/‘my-brother-didn’t-deserve-to-die’-policy-expert’s-drive-to-end-the-opioid-crisis-is-personal2019-08-30T07:00:00Z
Clients at the Burnaby Centre for Mental Health and Addiction find a new kind of “natural high”<img alt="" src="/Documents/Kayaking%20adventure%20program.jpg?RenditionID=7" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Clients at the Burnaby Centre for Mental Health and Addiction find a new kind of “natural high”Many clients at the Burnaby Centre for Mental Health and Addiction are working to move past a history of substance use. But once a month, a select group chases a more natural high in the summits of beautiful mountains and the serenity of wide-open lakes.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/clients-at-the-burnaby-centre-for-mental-health-and-addiction-find-a-new-kind-of-natural-high2019-08-30T07:00:00Z
Forensic clients can now access opioid agonist treatment and other addictions services<img alt="" src="/stories/PublishingImages/about/news-stories/stories/bc-mental-health-and-substance-use-services-launches-new-initiative-for-people-with-opioid-use-disorder/Counselling.jpg" width="530" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Forensic clients can now access opioid agonist treatment and other addictions servicesBC Mental Health and Substance Use Services has expanded its services for clients with opioid use disorders.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/bc-mental-health-and-substance-use-services-launches-new-initiative-for-people-with-opioid-use-disorder2019-08-30T07:00:00Z


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