In this recorded webinar, we discuss ways to share power and partner with people who use drugs to affect change and ameliorate the impact of the poisoning epidemic. People who use drugs (PWUD) are central to BC’s response to the poisoning epidemic. Some are first responders, witnessing drug use among their peers and administering life-saving […]Continue readingA Person-Centered Approach to BC’s Overdose-Poisoning Epidemic
BC has experienced some dramatic political shifts in the last year. A new provincial government has made a commitment to ensure that people in need of mental health and addiction services can “ask once, get help fast.” But how can BC move from policy commitments to accessible supports and services that keep people well? What […]Continue readingHow can BC value mental health and physical health equally?
In this recorded webinar, we take a closer look at A Pathway to Hope, BC’s 10-year plan for improving mental health and addictions care. Its release in June 2019 marked a shift toward mental health promotion, prevention and early intervention; decisions based on evidence and high standards; co-design by people with lived experience; and real progress on […]Continue readingLighting the Path: A cross-sector response to BC’s mental health and addictions plan
In this recorded webinar, Jenny Morgan and Vanessa Brcic discuss the complex connections between poverty, trauma and stress in the development, experience and treatment of mental illness and addictions.Continue readingStructural Violence: The role of poverty, trauma and stress in mental health and addictions
In this recorded webinar in incredible panel of international speakers discuss the ways co-production and centering lived experience can transform practice and policies in mental health settings and inform advocacy for systems-level reform.Continue readingThe Role of Co-production in Recovery-oriented Approaches to Mental Health
In this recorded webinar, we discuss youth involvement in the design, delivery and evaluation of mental health services with speakers from youth mental health initiatives from Australia and BC.Continue readingYouth Involvement in Mental Health Services