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, Kathryn Proudfoot, the director of patient experience and community engagement 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.
Moving from “what's wrong” to “what's happened to you?”, with Dr. Linda Uyeda.
Linda Uyeda, MD, CCFP
Dr Linda Uyeda obtained her medical degree and completed her family practice residency training at the University of British Columbia. She works at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital and several Fraser Health youth clinics. She expanded her medical education to explore neuroscience, parenting, trauma, and attachment and was fascinated by what she found. An unexpected incident at work in 2015 combined with a family illness over the next several years, drove home the fact that nurturing resilience and compassion are key to wellbeing.
Kathryn Proudfoot is the Director of Patient Experience and Community Engagement at BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services. She is a healthcare leader with a passion for driving system transformation, developing teams and engaging stakeholders, and improving access to quality care for underserved and marginalized populations.
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.
All sessions will be recorded and shared on our website, making them available to the public.