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 wellness basics that support mental health such as income, housing and social connection.
Here, CMHA BC and a panel of community leaders discuss the strengths of A Pathway to Hope, its gaps and missed opportunities, and strategies for continued cross-sector advocacy to meaningfully fulfill its aims:
- Sarah Irving, Peer Advocate
- Leslie McBain, Co-founder of Moms Stop the Harm
- Nel Wieman, Senior Medical Officer at the First Nations Health Authority.