One of my favourite mental health professionals is the owner of local yoga studio, Village Yoga, Raelene Hodgson. She recently shared this important reminder that crisis calls are increasing, every day, and that teams of counsellors are doing life-saving work, every day. Call volume has increased by an average of 25 per cent over the past … Continue reading Shout Out to mental health professionals, the often invisible emergency health care worker
Eldon Finck shares his struggles with bipolar and weed addiction in this beautiful short film that explores how he orients towards calm, groundedness and wellness, thanks to daily walks in nature. It’s a brave and beautiful share. And a potent reminder of the simple medicine that is on offer to all of us, to centre, … Continue reading Walk for mental health and addiction awareness : beautiful short film explores the healing power of a daily walk
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
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.
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
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.
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
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?
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
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