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Safe, Healthy and Productive Workplaces Conference - University of British Columbia June 1-3, 2017 Update Alert

Published Monday, April 24, 2017

PSR PRS Canada is pleased to be a participating organization member for the upcoming conference, Safe, Healthy and Productive Workplaces: Learning from Research and Practice, June 1-3, 2017 being held at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, Canada. The conference features keynote and plenary speakers from England, Scotland, Wales, Canada and the USA. Program and Accreditation information is appended below. In addition to some great plenary speakers (see below) the conference is hosting a series of break-out discussion session to identify hot topics, information needs and research gaps across different sectors, – one specifically for health professionals.  All PSR RPS Canada members qualify for member rates.  Book accommodation at UBC by May 1 to take advantage of special accommodation rates.

 

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18th Canadian Collaborative Mental Health Care Conference - June 2 and 3, 2017

Published Wednesday, March 22, 2017

For more information please CLICK HERE

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British Columbia - Psychosocial Rehabilitation Advanced Practice on-line conference

Published Monday, March 13, 2017

On March 28th we will be broadcasting the Shift. Inspire. Mobilize. Exploring Recovery-Oriented Practice in BC conference.  It is our desire to make that conference accessible to you right from your office!

There are very limited spaces in the actual conference, so we are very happy to offer this important event to as an onlie event. Gather a group of collegues and join us for a morning and afternoon session.

Developing leadership to support the shift towards mental health recovery in our practice, in our teams, and in our organizations

In partnership with Fraser Health Authority, RainCity Housing, and PSR BC, the MentalHealth Commission of Canada is hosting a day long workshop on emergent practice considerations and the leadership to support recovery-oriented services in dynamical mental health care settings. Recovery, today, spans boundaries and involves reflecting, learning and acting in a way that harnesses the potential of people delivering andaccessing services both inside and outside of the mental health system.”   

 Featuring Dr. Ian Dawe 

 

 

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Finance committee puts mental health as a priority!

Published Thursday, December 8, 2016

RECOMMENDATION 1

 

That the Government of Canada, in negotiating a new Health Care Accord, ensure that the accord honours the principles of the Canada Health Act, and includes an accountability framework. The accord’s areas of focus should include:

a national prescription drug program; 

enhanced investments in home care;

a mental health strategy; and

investments in information technologies that support improved management and accountability measures.

This does not compel the government to do anything, but is only a recommendation from the finance committee. However that it is the number 1 out of 81 recommendations and hundreds more submissions is a great indicator of how far we have come.

 

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Phase II - CPRRP is launched!

Published Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Certified PSR Recovery Practitioner - Phase II has been launched.  If you are a member of PSR RPS Canada (individual or part of any organization), you are now able to apply for your CPRRP.   For more information please click on the CPRRP tab of this web page. 

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Sex, Drugs and Designer Genes

Published Wednesday, October 5, 2016

A one day symposium for psychiatrists, general practitioners, mental health care workers, family members and people with a mental illness.  For more info    

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PSR BC Education Day Event

Published Monday, September 19, 2016

Approximately 170 participants enjoyed a great day of learning about recovery and PSR.  Great event!  Thanks to Ed Mantler of the MHCC for joining us. 

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MENTAL HEALTH NOW

Published Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Canadian Alliance of Mental Health and Mental Illness has released a bold new advocacy paper. Copies of the document are now available. Please see centre of web page.