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

Happy Mental Health Week! Celebrate tonight at the Library.

Come celebrate with a chat about the connection between mental health and physical health. At the Library. Tonight. 7pm. As the Canadian Mental Health Association says: We all have mental health, just as we all have physical health. Mental health is more than the absence of mental illness. It’s a state of well-being. Mental health … Continue reading Happy Mental Health Week! Celebrate tonight at the Library.

Register now and Help set Mental Health Priorities for the Sea to Sky Corridor, December 8

The Innovations in Mental Health Partnership is hosting a workshop on December 8th to identify community mental health priorities for the Sea to Sky Corridor. The workshop is open to residents, parents, employers, planners, service providers… They want to hear from everyone! Lunch will be provided, Monday December 8th, 9:00 am – 7:00 pm, Totem Hall, … Continue reading Register now and Help set Mental Health Priorities for the Sea to Sky Corridor, December 8

Event: Mental Health Awareness Week Sept 30 – Oct 6

Thanks to Pemberton writer Cindy Filipenko for reminding us about Mental Health Awareness Week, September 30 – October 6. Nearly one in five Canadians is affected by mental illness, yet a persistent stigma prevents millions from getting the help they need. One in five sufferers of mental illness will choose to end their own lives. … Continue reading Event: Mental Health Awareness Week Sept 30 – Oct 6

Event: Making the Valley More Mentally Healthy, Feb 24, 6pm, Library

When 75 community members from Mount Currie, Pemberton, Whistler and Squamish met to workshop mental health priorities, the most pressing issue was a three-way tie: training RCMP and emergency room staff who work after hours on how to best handle urgent response cases, creating a designated observation unit somewhere in the Sea to Sky region … Continue reading Event: Making the Valley More Mentally Healthy, Feb 24, 6pm, Library