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Concurrent Disorders Webinar Series

The Concurrent Disorders Webinar Series is a quarterly webinar series to help patients and families better understand topics relating to mental health and substance use issues, or concurrent disorders. Participants will learn about things like trauma-informed practice, the Mental Health Act, the forensics system, and more.

The webinar series is free and open to anyone interested in learning about these topics. Each episode will be led by an expert in mental health and substance use and will include a live Q&A, facilitated by our webinar series host, Victoria Maxwell, a recognized international keynote speaker for mental health and Strategic Advisor at BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services.

The Concurrent Disorders Webinar Series has been developed by the Health Literacy Working Group, a patient- and family-led committee working to advance health literacy across BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services and beyond. 



Friday, 10 June
Speakers: Peter Parnell, director of access, transitions and forensic clinical risk at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital, and Midhath Mahir, deputy supervising lawyer at CLAS.
Host: Victoria Maxwell, strategic advisor at BCMHSUS and mental health keynote speaker and performer.

Watch "Demystifying the Mental Health Act"

February 22, 2022

Speakers: Dr. Vijay Seethapathy, MD and Fellow of The Royal College of Physicians of Canada, Chief Medical Officer for BCMHSUS and Kendra Milne, Executive Director of Health Justice with Canadian Mental Health Association. 

Host: Victoria Maxwell, strategic advisor at BCMHSUS and mental health keynote speaker and performer.

Watch "Trauma-informed health care"


November 26, 2021 
Speaker:  Dr. Linda Uyeda, MD, CCFP
Host: Kathryn Proudfoot, Director of Patient Experience and Community Engagement,  BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services.


Privacy and Confidentiality

BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services is committed to safeguarding your privacy and confidentiality. As an attendee in a Zoom for Webinars event, your name will be hidden throughout the presentation, and you may choose to ask your questions anonymously in the Q&A chat box. Participants’ audio and video will be disabled. Questions will be monitored and selected by a facilitator, based on relevance and appropriateness. Please note that the speaker will not be able to address specific individual case questions. Sessions will be recorded and shared on our website, making them available to the public. 

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