Provincial Mental Health and Substance Use Learning Rounds provide an opportunity for staff, service providers, researchers and others to better understand and address issues related to supporting people with mental health and substance use needs.
These rounds are intended to be a forum that will:
- Follow the evidence and ensure topics are informed by those we serve through ongoing engagement with people with lived/ living experience
- Share current and emerging evidence that has the capacity to improve care and advance practice within mental health and substance use across the province
- Identify and address system-level issues that are barriers to people with mental health and substance use issues having their needs met
- Engage interdisciplinary teams across our provincial mental health and substance use system in learning together and facilitate knowledge exchange of mental health and substance use programs and practices across the province
Provincial Mental Health and Substance Use Learning Rounds are open to all who support people with mental health and substance use needs.
They are virtual and take place on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month (except July/August), from noon-1:00 p.m. PST.
Join each session with this Zoom Meeting link
Meeting ID: 986 5259 9434
If you are not able to connect, you can dial in with the following number, using the same meeting ID and passcode: +1 778 907 2071
October 13: Truth, Resilience and Reconciliation, presented by Jenn Smith, Cultural Safety Education Provider
October 27: The whys and hows of cognitive assessment in complex and concurrent psychiatric disorders, presented by Ivan Torres, Investigator, BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services Research Institute
November 10: BC Corrections - Programs and Services, presented by Leanne Kristofferson, Deputy Warden of Programs and Services for BC Corrections and Dr. Maureen Olley, Director of Mental Health Services for BC Corrections
November 24: Learning Health Systems, presented by Lindsay Hedden, Assistant Professor, Assistant Scientific Director, BC Academic Health Science Network
December 8: Lightning Talks, presenters to be announced
*Please note, opinions expressed by presenters represent their views only and not those of the organization.