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Demystifying Prison Health – Webinar



Commitment: Short-term

Connection method: Virtual

Open to Provincial Region


The Concurrent Disorders Webinar Series for patient and families presents: Demystifying Prison Health

Demystifying Prison Health: On Friday, July 19th please join our diverse panel of speakers to learn more about prison health from various perspectives. We will be discussing physical health, mental health and substance use supports for people in and leaving prison in BC, covering the rights of all people within the system and how to advocate for them.

About the Concurrent Disorders Webinar Series: This is a quarterly event designed for patients and families, by patients and families. It is a welcoming space for all patients and families interested in learning about topics related to complex and concurrent mental health and substance use disorders.

About BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services: We provide highly-specialized care to people with severe mental health and substance use (MHSU) disorders, people in custody and people referred by court for mental health assessment or treatment across British Columbia.

4 expert panelists who bring a diversity of perspectives, including clinical, research, and lived and living experience:
Pam Young, Program Manager, Unlocking the Gates
Steve Pelland, Peer Support Coordinator with the Community Transition Teams, BCMHSUS
Amanda Butler, Assistant Professor, Simon Fraser University
Deanna Romm, Regional Director for Correctional Health Services, BCMHSUS

When: Friday, July 19th 2024, 1:00-2.30pm PST
Format: Via Zoom

From Our Community

Cherie Mercer

Patient Partner, New Aiyansh

Cherie Mercer

I have learned so much about innovation and capacity building by being part of PVN. I signed up to build my leadership skills, however, I experience benefits for myself, my community and Indigenous peoples throughout the province. I understand more about the complexities and opportunities required to improve health care.