June 7, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:00 pmAdd to Calendar (iCal) Add to Google Calendar
BC has experienced some dramatic political shifts in the last year, with a new provincial government that has made a commitment to ensure that people in need of mental health and addiction services can “ask once, get help fast.” Now is the time for us to #GetLoud and push for real, meaningful policy change that values mental health as much as physical health. But how can BC move from policy commitments to accessible supports and services that keep people well?
What can we learn from other countries on this journey?
In this webinar, Chris Naylor, a Senior Fellow at The King’s Fund, will discuss the changes that have taken place in policy and practice in the UK since the government announced its commitment to parity of esteem in 2014. He’ll share some examples of successful programs that have been developed in response to the UK’s mental health strategy “The five year forward view for mental health” and identify opportunities for and challenges in turning strategy into services.