Mental Health – requires people willing to talk about it, and people willing to listen

Today is Bell Canada Let’s Talk Day – an initiative to encourage people to Get Loud about mental health, in order that they not suffer in silence. View this post on Instagram Bell Let’s Talk Day is just 5 days away. Get the dialogue about mental health started now – visit bell.ca/letstalk and download the … Continue reading Mental Health – requires people willing to talk about it, and people willing to listen

1 in 5 of us is struggling with a mental health or addiction problem.

Thanks to Richard Nott who responded to our post on the Pemberton Community Forum inviting people to advocate for ongoing funding to the province’s Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use Collaborative. Nott did a little background reading on the CAMH and shared these facts. In case you saw the post and mentally filed … Continue reading 1 in 5 of us is struggling with a mental health or addiction problem.

Suicide Intervention Toolkits now available, thanks to Pemberton’s Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use Collaborative

What do you do if you, or a youth you know, or love, is at risk of self-harm? Like, WHO DO YOU CALL? The Pemberton Local Action team of the Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use Collaborative (CYMHSU) has created several Suicide Intervention Toolkits, for youth, professionals, and parents and care-givers. Click on … Continue reading Suicide Intervention Toolkits now available, thanks to Pemberton’s Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use Collaborative

Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use Collaborative: A Plea for continued funding.

After getting so much interest from our Facebook post earlier in the month, sharing the Pique story about funding to the CYMHSU drying up, we asked Tanya Richman, the local action team’s co-chair, to explain what this means, and what we can do about it.  Funding for 64 Local Action Teams across the province who are … Continue reading Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use Collaborative: A Plea for continued funding.

Mental health starts at home. Here’s what’s been happening in the Pemberton area

Have you heard of the Child and Youth Mental Health – Substance Use Collaborative (CYMHSU)? This collaborative project began in 2013 with eight Local Action Teams (LATs) across the province aiming to do something about the lack of coordination in response systems for child and youth mental health. Over four years the initiative has grown … Continue reading Mental health starts at home. Here’s what’s been happening in the Pemberton area

It’s Mental Health Week. Are you ready to Get Loud?

May 1 -7 is Mental Health Week and the Canadian Mental Health Association is asking you to ‘Get Loud’ for mental health. What this looks like is up to you. Hashtags, photos, activities, links, words of encouragement, words of understanding, compassion, empathy and kindness — this week is about sharing how you maintain health and … Continue reading It’s Mental Health Week. Are you ready to Get Loud?

Youth with lived mental health experience sought for national Youth Council

Are you between 18 and 25 years of age, and any of the following: a family caregiver, a new Canadian, someone who hails from a diverse ethnic background First Nations/Inuit/Métis a resident of northern Canada LGBTQ2S with a diverse educational and linguistic background in care? The Mental Health Commission of Canada is looking for youth … Continue reading Youth with lived mental health experience sought for national Youth Council

Sea to Sky Mental Health Partnership hosts a free seminar/webinar, October 20th 11:45a.m. to 1:15pm for Healthy Workplace Month

October is Healthy Workplace Month in Canada.  Sea to Sky Mental Health Partnership is hosting a workshop in Squamish, that Pemberton/Whistler residents can join via webinar, on October 20:  Healthy Workplaces in Sea to Sky:  Improving Bottom Line Results and Employee Psychological Well-Being. Date: Thursday, October 20, 11:45a.m.-1:15p.m. (Bring your lunch) Environmental stressors, financial barriers, … Continue reading Sea to Sky Mental Health Partnership hosts a free seminar/webinar, October 20th 11:45a.m. to 1:15pm for Healthy Workplace Month

Teachers are mental health frontline workers and they need some better skills

“STIs on the rise” was a headline I saw on cbc.ca, the other morning, way back before summer, before school went out. Student engagement, learning outcomes, increasing participation, increase student achievement are all the subject of PAC documents and school websites. Mental health awareness, body image, LGBTQ concerns, anxiety, depression, ADHD, ADD are all over … Continue reading Teachers are mental health frontline workers and they need some better skills

18-25 year olds, and parents, with experience dealing with mental health or substance use challenges are invited to join the new Pemberton collaborative

The Child Youth Mental Health Substance Use (CYMHSU) Collaborative is funded by Doctors of BC (formerly the BC Medical Association) and BC Government to improve timely access to supports and services for children and youth with mental health and/or substance use challenges. Local action teams are being put in place around the province, and one … Continue reading 18-25 year olds, and parents, with experience dealing with mental health or substance use challenges are invited to join the new Pemberton collaborative