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Connection method: Hybrid
Open to Vancouver Island Region
Our project is aimed at improving access to mental health and substance use services in primary care settings. This means providing family doctors and nurse practitioners with more information about services in their region, and building care teams in settings like family doctors’ offices and walk-in clinics that can better meet the needs of patients struggling with mental health and/or substance use challenges. This could include adding roles like social workers or peer support workers in clinics and offices.
People with lived experience with mental health and/or substance use challenges who would like better primary care supports can participate in one of two ways:
1. Completing an online survey about their experiences. This should take 15-30 minutes. Participants will be entered into a draw for 1 of 2 $100 Visa giftcards
2. Participating in a 1.5 hour focus group. Focus groups will take place in-person in a variety of locations across the Island, or virtually, over the month of July.
Level of EngagementThis opportunity is at the level of Consult on the IAP2 Spectrum of Public Participation.
- Willing & comfortable to share health care experiences in a group setting
- Specific health care experiences [details below]
- Have access to technology and the internet to participate in the engagement opportunity
- An interest in improving health care services
- Specific populations/experiences we are interested in hearing about include: youth/young adults, substance use challenges, and Indigenous, Metis or Inuit people