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Open to Interior Region, Patient partners from the Interior Health region
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 DepartmentInterior Health - Mental Health & Substance Use (MHSU) Quality, Standards and Practice Team
AimTo 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 EngagementThis 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.
EligibilityThis 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.
- 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
ReimbursementIf a need for travel arises, pre-approved expenses will be reimbursed according to Interior Health travel policy.
BackgroundFor more background information, please review the project chartlet found at this link.
Engagement Leader Contact Information
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Thompson Cariboo