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Working Group: Suicide Risk Management

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Open to Interior Region, Patient partners from the Interior Health region

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Suicide and suicidal behaviour are significant public health concerns with widespread social impacts on peers, families and communities. We need your input in the development of a Clinical Practice Guideline document to inform Mental Health & Substance Use (MHSU) staff in this regard. Do you have interest in influencing guidelines in MHSU practice that will impact the management of suicides and suicidal behaviour?

Open to: Patient partners from the Interior Health region

Lead Organization or Department

Interior Health - Mental Health & Substance Use (MHSU) Quality, Standards and Practice Team

Aim

To enhance suicide risk management practice by revising, developing and implementing practice guidelines, policies and procedures. Engaging patient partners in this work is essential to add richness and perspective to the discussion/process and outcomes.

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of involve on the spectrum of engagement (www.iap2.org). The promise to you is that the health care partner will work with you to ensure that your ideas and concerns are reflected in recommendations and provide feedback on how your input affected the decision.

Eligibility

This opportunity is open to patient partners who feel comfortable sharing their experience managing suicidal behaviours and have experience in accessing Interior Health MHSU services. Familiarity with group work within WebEx format would be helpful, although not essential.

Logistics

  • Format: This group meets weekly using a WebEx meeting format - currently scheduled for Monday mornings at 11:00 to 12:00(PST). If you have a desire to contribute to this work, but cannot meet the weekly meeting commitment request, please contact Jacquelyne to discuss alternative ways to get involved (E.G. personal interview, community focus group, other)
  • First Meeting: as soon as patient partners are able to join
  • Commitment: up to 6 months

Reimbursement

If a need for travel arises, pre-approved expenses will be reimbursed according to Interior Health travel policy.

Background

For more background information, please review the project chartlet found at this link.

Engagement Leader Contact Information

Jacquelyne Foidart
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Thompson Cariboo
250.879.1077
jfoidart@bcpsqc.ca

 

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