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Feb 26, 2014

Annotated Bibliography for PSR Areas of Employment, Education, Wellness, Life & Leisure Skills, Family Involvement and Peer Support, used to inform the development of the BC PSR Service Framework (forthcoming). Updated: April 2013

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Mar 27, 2015

Annotated Bibliography for PSR Areas of Employment, Education, Wellness, Life & Leisure Skills, Family Involvement and Peer Support, used to inform the development of the BC PSR Service Framework (forthcoming). Updated: January 2015

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Apr 19, 2016

Slide materials from Dr. Patrick Corrigan's plenary session at the 2014 PSR/RPS National Conference, held in Toronto, ON on September 24th, 2014. Video of the presentation can be viewed at http://www.psyrehab.ca/resources/show/a8177

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May 29, 2017

Save this date: October 14, 2017 for this exciting conference. We look forward to seeing you there, Best wishes. Your BC PSR AP team

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Jan 15, 2015

SAVE THE DATE: BUILDING on HOPE PSR/RPS CANADA & PSR BC 2015 NATIONAL CONFERENCE JUNE 15 - 18th 2015 JUNE 15th, 2015 - INSTITUTE DAY JUNE 16-17th, 2015 - CONFERENCE PROGRAM JUNE 18th, 2015 - HOUSING SYMPOSIUM & SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT SYMPOSIUM COAST PLAZA HOTEL & SUITES 1763 COMOX STREET, VANCOUVER, BC Join us as a Sponsor or Exhibitor at the conference Watch the PSR website for conference updates: www.psrrpscanada.ca If you need more information, please contact Sherry Sim, Event Manager by phone 1-866-655-8548 or by email: sherry@innovative4you.com


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Nov 18, 2014

Spirituality can be an important resource for mental health recovery. Yet barriers exist in integrating spirituality into mental health services. This article describes a spirituality quality-improvement project that engaged the system using strategic spirituality dialogue. We formed an advisory committee; developed a spirituality framework/poster; facilitated dialogue among consumers, families, and mental health professionals in focus groups; and hosted a Café Spirituality. The findings highlight the need to create safe places for spirituality dialogue.


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Feb 25, 2014

Healthy Minds, Healthy People – B.C.’s 10-year mental health and substance use plan – aims to reshape how we think about, talk about, and approach mental health and substance use across the lifespan. It's about shifting and transforming health and broader systems that influence and support the mental wellbeing of British Columbians throughout the province.


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Jan 27, 2015

Co-op Radio interview with Renea Mohammed, VCH Peer Support Program Coordinator. Interview conducted by Cindy Lou Griffiths, founder of the Hearing Voices Network Support Group held at Coast Mental Health Foundation. Interview content begins at 7:09 and was originally broadcast on January 5th, 2015. All rights reserved.

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Nov 18, 2014

This study explores the role psychiatric medication plays in the lives of mental health consumers, and, in particular, how this experience of taking medication is affected by the relationship with the prescribing physician. Rather than concentrating exclusively on issues of adherence/nonadherence to medication regimens, as other studies have done, our goal was to unveil the complex lived experiences of consumers, their attitudes, beliefs, and behaviour as they pertain to medications and the therapeutic relationship. It is hoped that the study findings will add to the knowledge base and understanding of participants’ experiences, empower consumers and raise practitioners’ awareness so as to promote increased collaboration in the treatment process.

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Nov 18, 2014

This package has been specifi cally designed for use by mental health services in working with people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. The development of this National Cultural Competency Tool (NCCT) for mental health services is an exciting and signifi cant step towards enhancing the capacity of the mental health workforce in working transculturally with an increasingly multicultural population.






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Nov 18, 2014

Psychosis 2.0: New understandings and effective ways of working with and healing from psychosis presentation slides from September 2014.

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Apr 19, 2016

Slide materials from Dr. Ian Dawe's plenary session at the 18th Victoria and 13th Vancouver Island Schizophrenia Conference: Road to Recovery. This conference was hosted in part by the BC Schizophrenia Society - Victoria Branch, with support from Island Health - Mental Health and Substance Use Services. Video of the presentation can be viewed at http://www.psyrehab.ca/resources/show/a0410

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Nov 18, 2014

A CONKER project: CONsumers for Knowledge Exchange & Research


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Nov 18, 2014

These spiritual guidelines support the work of Mental Health and Addiction Professionals (MH&AP) at Vancouver Community Mental Health and Addiction Services. MH&AP are required to engage in spirituality conversations with clients unless clinically contraindicated. This document intends to expand professionals’ knowledge and skill in engaging in their own understanding of spirituality and that of their clients. We acknowledge and honour the fact that MH&AP in the system vary in their understanding of, use of, and comfort with, spirituality.




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Sep 9, 2014

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Dec 17, 2014

Slides for second Employment Initiatives webinar session w/ Chris Arnold and Christine Buchanan.