Friday, October 24, 2014

The Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia's 26th Annual Conference - The Brain: Mental Health & Psychiatric Disorders





Friday, November 7th, 2014

9:00 am to 3:45 pm

McInnes Room
Student Union Building, Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia


Keynote Speaker

"Brain Stimulation in Resistant Depression"



Professor of Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry
University of Toronto
and
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Toronto, Ontario

To download Dr. Daskalakis' biosketch (PDF), please click here.


Invited Speakers


"Early Intervention for Psychotic Disorders - Recent Findings"


Interim Associate Chief
Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Dalhousie University
and
Head
Youth Psychosis Program
IWK Health Centre


"Major Early Environmental Regulation of Gene Expression and Brain Development"


Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
Dalhousie University


"What We've Learned about the Brain by Studying the Sense of Smell in Psychotic Disorders"


Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology
Dalhousie University
and
Co-Director
Nova Scotia Psychosis Research Unit

To download Dr. Good's biosketch (PDF), please click here.


"Mindfulness and Contemplation in Support of Recovery"


Dr. David Whitehorn
Department of Psychiatry
Dalhousie University
and
A Founding Director
Atlantic Contemplative Centre


Morning Emcee


Ms. Starr Dobson
President & Chief Executive Officer



Conference Registration

Registration includes morning refreshments, lunch, and one nutrition break.
Regular: $125
SSNS Member: $80
Student: $40
Unwaged: Free
All-day parking passes for the IWK parkade are available for $10.


Online registration option:

To register online with payment using a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover) or a bank account debit, please complete and submit the following. You will receive an immediate receipt by email.


Mail or telephone registration option:

To download a mail-in conference registration form, please click here. You can pay with a cheque sent through the mail or by using credit card over the phone.

If you qualify for free registration and do not need parking, you can register by contacting the Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia at 902-465-2601 or 1-800-465-2601 (toll-free in Nova Scotia), by sending an email to ssns@bellaliant.com, or by mailing in the conference registration form available by clicking here.

To become a member of the Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia, please complete and mail in the membership form available by clicking here, along with a minimum tax-deductible donation of $15.00. Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia membership is encouraged for people who live with schizophrenia or a psychotic disorder, and their families and friends.


Conference Sponsors




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The conference logo is an original graphic design donated by Terri Vernon, faculty member, Nova Scotia Community College, Annapolis Valley Campus, Middleton.

"The theme of this year's conference logo is clouds. When desiging the logo, I was reflecting on the way that different people see different images in clouds and how this is a matter of individual perspective. I made the brain appear "cloud-like" to convey the idea that there are many perspectives on brain science and mental health, and that these are constantly changing." ~ Terri Vernon

The "From Recovery to Discovery" Mental Health Peer Support Group-Halifax


This Thursday, October 30th, 6:30 pm




Meetings
Every Thursday Evening
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Community Room
Atlantic Superstore – Barrington Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia 

Plenty of free parking!

The Atlantic Superstore – Barrington Street is on the 3, 7, 9, and 41 Metro Transit bus routes.


The From Recovery to Discovery Mental Health Peer Support Group is open to anyone affected by any type of mental illness, and this includes family members and friends.

Free!


Thursday, October 30th, 2014, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Music, Poetry, and Mental Health

and

A Halloween Party



Everyone Welcome!


The From Recovery to Discovery Mental Health Peer Support Group invites everyone to participate in a fun evening of music, poetry, and mental health. If you play a musical instrument, be sure to bring it with you! Bring your singing voice as well! Spoken word poetry is also most welcome! If you do not play an instrument, sing, or perform spoken word poetry, there will be no pressure for you to participate, just sit back and enjoy!

This meeting will also be the From Recovery to Discovery Mental Health Peer Support Group’s Halloween Party! Pizza and refreshments provided at no cost to you.



About the From Recovery to Discovery (FR2D) Mental Health Peer Support Group

Organized through a partnership between the Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia and the Healthy Minds Cooperative, the FR2D Mental Health Peer Support Group is special because it moves beyond the expectation of simply existing with minimal symptoms of mental illness. Our message is that we all have the opportunity to manifest our strengths, to recover a sense of empowerment, and to live with meaning and purpose. Through the mutual sharing of our own wisdom and experience, we are reminded to reach for hope and fulfillment in our lives, and to help one another realize our potential.

The FR2D Mental Health Peer Support Group is open to anyone affected by any type of mental illness, and this includes family members and friends. The format generally involves an interactive presentation on topics of interest to the group in the first hour, and a group discussion during the second hour. To download the FR2D Mental Health Peer Support Group's meeting flyer (PDF), please click here. If you have any questions, or would like more information, please contact:

Lisa Corra, Peer Support Facilitator, Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia, by phoning 465-2601 (toll free 1-800-465-2601) or sending an email to ssns@bellaliant.com; or 
Vince Daigle, NSCPSS Peer Supporter, Healthy Minds Cooperative, by phoning 404-3504, or sending an email to v.daigle-nscpss@eastlink.ca.

Photo credit

The Kings County Chapter of the SSNS presents "A Beautiful Mind"


Wednesday, November 5th, 7:00 pm

Kentville, Nova Scotia



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Also see:

Kings County Chapter of the Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia

Of Sound Faith - A peer-led initiative encouraging the healing and recovery of those with experiences in mental illness


Begins in Halifax Regional Municipality in November 2014

For further information or to register, please contact Lesley-Ann Kean, Project Coordinator, Of Sound Faith, by sending an email to ofsoundfaith@live.ca.



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To download the PDF version of the above flyer, please click here.


Of Sound Faith is a project funded through a 2014-2015 Consumer-Led Initiative Grant from the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Getting Mental Health Crisis Support in Nova Scotia


Call (902) 429-8167 or 1-888-429-8167 (toll free)




The Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team (MHMCT) provides intervention and short term crisis management for children, youth and adults experiencing a mental health crisis. They offer 24/7 telephone intervention throughout Nova Scotia - (902) 429-8167 or 1-888-429-8167 (toll free) - and mobile response (1:00 pm to 1:00 am) in areas served by Halifax Regional Police including Halifax, Dartmouth and Bedford.




Note that this video is two years old and it does not mention the 24/7 telephone crisis intervention service that is now available throughout Nova Scotia.

From this document:
Mental Health Crisis vs. Psychiatric Emergency

A mental health crisis is:
  1. an acute disturbance of thinking, mood, behaviour or social relationship that requires an immediate intervention;
  2. which involves an element of unpredictability, usually accompanied by a lack of response to social controls; and
  3. which may be defined as a crisis by the client, the family or other members of the community.*
Thoughts of suicide, distorted or psychotic thinking, intense anxiety, depression, unable to cope.

A mental health crisis does not necessarily require hospital-based assessment/triage services and can be effectively supported in the community by a team of service providers.

A psychiatric emergency is when a person is an immediate danger to him/herself due to compromised thinking and/or judgement. A psychiatric emergency requires hospital-based treatment services – Call 911 or attend a local emergency department.

* Consistent with B.C.’s Mental Health Reform Crisis Response / Emergency Services

Also see:

Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team

Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team - Overview Document (2007)

Video focuses on mental health (2013)

N.S. mental health supports reach rural areas (2013)

Meet Halifax's mental health mobile crisis team (2012)

How to refer someone to the Nova Scotia Early Psychosis Program




From the Nova Scotia Early Psychosis Program (NSEPP) website:
Because NSEPP is located in Halifax, within the largest of the Nova Scotia health regions; Capital Health, the program provides direct clinical services to residents of the Capital Health district.

Referrals to NSEPP can be made by anyone, including mental health care professionals, family physicians, community agencies, educators and school counselors, family members, friends and any young person who suspects they may be suffering from a first episode of psychosis.
Criteria for referral of individuals who reside in the Capital Health district are:
  • Any individual between the ages of 15-35 who is suspected of experiencing or has been diagnosed with a first episode of psychosis, and
  • Has been treated for less than 6 months with an anti-psychotic medication, and
  • At the time of referral has had active, untreated psychosis for less than one year.
If you or someone you know meets these criteria please contact the NSEPP immediately at (902) 473-2976.

What can I expect if I refer someone who resides in the Capital Health district?
  • The intake coordinator from NSEPP will usually contact the person making the referral within 1- 2 working days after NSEPP receives the referral. The purpose of this contact is to obtain information necessary to decide if the person being referred meets the criteria for the NSEPP program and to also determine the urgency of the referral.
  • All information regarding new referrals is presented by the intake coordinator to the NSEPP multidisciplinary team at their weekly meeting. At that meeting the NSEPP team will determine if the individual referred meets the criteria for the NSEPP program. If a referral meets criteria, NSEPP endeavours to assess those individuals within 1-2 weeks.
  • Priority for appointments for initial assessments will be determined by the NSEPP team based on their assessment of the degree of urgency.
  • Urgent referrals are assessed, whenever possible, within 1-2 working days.
  • The individual making the referral to the NSEPP will be notified of the date of the assessment appointment and, after the assessment is completed, will be notified of the outcome.
  • If it is determined that an individual referred to NSEPP does not meet criteria for the program, the individual making the referral will be notified by the intake coordinator and will be provided with information regarding referral to other appropriate mental health services. 

    Under the provincial service delivery model developed by the Nova Scotia Department of Health and as one of the Dalhousie University Department of Psychiatry clinical academic programs, NSEPP provides clinical consultation for residents of the Maritime provinces who reside outside the Capital Health district.
    Criteria for referral of individuals who reside in the Maritime Provinces outside of the Capital Health district:
    • NSEPP only accepts referrals for consultation from health care professionals including any mental health care professional or family physician, and
    • Any individual between the age of 15-35 who is experiencing early psychosis (within the first 5 years of the onset of psychosis), may be referred for a consultation regarding diagnosis and/or treatment.

    NSEPP does not provide ongoing clinical services to individuals who reside outside of the Capital Health district.

    What can I expect if I refer an individual who resides in the Maritime Provinces outside of the Capital Health district?
    • The intake coordinator from NSEPP will usually contact the person making the referral within 1 week after NSEPP receives the referral. The purpose of this contact is to obtain more detailed information regarding the reasons for the referral for consultation from the NSEPP.
    • All information regarding consultations is presented by the intake coordinator to the NSEPP multidisciplinary team at their weekly meeting. At that meeting the NSEPP team will determine if the consultation referral to NSEPP meets the program criteria for consultation from NSEPP.
    • If a consultation referral meets the NSEPP criteria, the NSEPP endeavours to assess all individuals referred for a consultation within 4 weeks after NSEPP receives the referral
    • The individual making the referral to the NSEPP will be notified of the date of the consultation appointment. Once the consultation is completed, the individual making the referral will receive a written report.
    • If it is determined that an individual referred to NSEPP does not meet criteria for referral for a consultation from NSEPP the individual making the referral will be notified by the intake coordinator and will be provided with information regarding referral to other appropriate mental health services.

    At this time, persons referred for a consultation with the NSEPP must be willing to travel to Halifax/Dartmouth Nova Scotia for an assessment

    To make a referral for a consultation please contact (902) 473-2976.
    Image credit

    Also see:

    Nova Scotia Early Psychosis Program

    Nova Scotia Early Psychosis Program - Information for Family Members (PDF)

    Mending Minds

    Assistance with navigating mental health services in the Capital Health district


    404-3504 ext. 201




    From the Healthy Minds Cooperative's February 2013 newsletter:
    Navigation

    Going through the mental health system can be like trying to find your way through a maze. Navigation is a service that the Healthy Minds Cooperative provides that helps guide people living with a mental illness, and their families, to connect with support services in the community.

    The Navigator can answer your questions and concerns about:
    • Services in the community
    • Support groups
    • Programs and workshops
    • Referral Services
    • Advocacy
    • Web-based resources

    For more information about navigation, please call (902) 404-3504 ext. 201 or email hmnavigator@eastlink.ca.

    Image credit


    Also see:

    Capital Health Addictions and Mental Health Program

    OurHealthyMinds.com

    Healthy Minds Cooperative

    The Self-Help Connection


    Community Helping Trees
    Bedford / Sackville

    Clayton Park / Fairview

    Cumberland County

    Dartmouth

    Halifax Peninsula

    Mental Health Services & Supports in Communities Across Nova Scotia

    Newcomers

    Prospect / Tantallon / Timberlea / St. Margarets Bay

    Dartmouth Seniors

    Spryfield

    Spryfield Youth

    Windsor / West Hants Community

    Mental Health Services on Cape Breton Island


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    To download the entire July 2012 booklet (PDF), please click here.

    Also visit:

    Cape Breton District Health Authority - Mental Health

    Guysborough Antigonish Strait Health Authority - Mental Health Services

    Addiction Services Cape Breton

    Also available:

    Mental Health Outpatient Services
    Strait Richmond Hospital
    138 Hospital Road
    Evanston, Nova Scotia
    B0E 1J0
    902-533-3300

    Monday, October 6, 2014

    Sunday, September 28, 2014

    Pictou County MI (Mental Illness) Family Support Group


    Tuesday, November 11th, 7:00 pm




    Pictou County MI (Mental Illness) Family Support Group

    Family Education and Support Group Meeting


    The Pictou County MI (Mental Illness) Family Support Group meets on the second Tuesday of every month (except July & August) at the Nova Scotia Community College in Stellarton.


    Date
    Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

    Time
    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    Place
    NSCC Pictou Campus
    Room B-120 (back entrance)
    Stellarton, Nova Scotia


    Everyone Welcome!


    For further information about The Pictou County MI (Mental Illness) Family Support Group, please contact Cecilia McRae or Elaine Garland.  Cecilia can be reached at (902) 926-2211 or by sending an email to j.mcrae@tncwireless.ca.  Elaine can be reached by calling (902) 695-6118, or by sending an email to elainegarland@bellaliant.net.

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    Saturday, September 27, 2014

    Support for Family and Friends of Persons Living with Mental Illness


    Monday, October 20th, 7:00 pm

    Berwick


    A Self-Help Group in Kings County, Nova Scotia

    Caring for a loved one who is dealing with a mental illness can require emotional and practical support. You are not alone. This self-help group was started in the fall of 2008 to share personal experiences in response to the need of support for the families and friends of persons living with serious mental illness.

    While it originated through families involved in the Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia (SSNS), the group feels it can offer support to families dealing with a wide range of brain illnesses, including psychosis (a break with reality), major depression, and bipolar disorder. This is not a resource group to provide technical, medical or legal aid, or for advocacy - although our experiences may have touched on these issues. Everything shared within the group is confidential.


    We meet on the second Monday of each month from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, except then this day is a statutory holiday.
    Meetings are not held during the summer months of July and August.


    Location

    Evangeline Club
    130 Commercial Street
    Berwick, Nova Scotia


    If someone you know or meet might be interested, please encourage them to contact us through the SSNS by calling 1-800-465-2601 (toll-free in Nova Scotia) or by emailing us directly at kcschizsoc@outlook.com.

    The Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia exists to improve the quality of life for those affected by schizophrenia and psychosis through education, support programs, public policy and research ... including their families.

    Helping hands graphic courtesy of Lincalinca.

    Friday, September 26, 2014

    Kings County Chapter of the SSNS


    Wednesday, November 19th, 7:00 pm




    Meetings of the Kings County Chapter of the Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia are generally held the third Wednesday of each month, beginning at 7:00 pm, at the Louis Millet Community Complex, Room 121 (east entrance), 9489 Commercial Street, New Minas, Nova Scotia. Meetings are not held during the summer months of July and August.  To contact the Kings County Chapter, please send an email to kcschizsoc@outlook.com.


    Also see:

    Kings County Chapter of the SSNS

    Kings County Chapter brochure (PDF)

    Support for Family and Friends of Persons Living with Mental Illness: A Self-Help Group in Kings County, Nova Scotia

    Thursday, September 25, 2014

    HRM Family Education & Support Group


    Monday, November 10th, 7:00 pm




    HRM Chapter of the SSNS

    Family Education & Support Group Meeting


    Date
    Monday, November 10th, 2014

    Time
    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    Place

    Room 1243A, Halifax Infirmary
    Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre
    1796 Summer Street
    Halifax, Nova Scotia


    The meeting is open to anyone. Family members, friends, co-workers, and other supporters of those living with schizophrenia and related illnesses are especially encouraged to attend and participate.

    For further information, please contact Donna Methot at (902) 462-8658, or send an email to hrmchapterssns@accesswave.ca.


    Photograph of downtown Halifax by Derek Rodgers.

    Tuesday, September 16, 2014

    Families Matter in Mental Health: An Education and Support Program -- Halifax Regional Municipality


    Dartmouth

    Ongoing until December 2nd, 2014


    Sackville

    Ongoing until December 8th, 2014



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    To download a PDF version of the above flyer, please click here.

    To download the Families Matter in Mental Health provincial brochure (PDF), please click here.

    Also see:

    Supporting Families in Recovery - Capital Health Addictions and Mental Health Program

    Families Matter in Mental Health: An Education and Support Program -- Nova Scotia

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

    Saturday, August 16, 2014

    Lunenburg County Chapter of the SSNS


    Tuesday, October 21st, 7:00 pm




    The Lunenburg County Chapter holds monthly support meetings for people living with mental illness, their family members, and friends, at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 68 Alexandra Avenue, Bridgewater.  Meetings are held the third Tuesday of every month, except during the summer months of July and August. For further information please call (902) 527-1893 or (902) 527-1692 or visit ssnslcc.blogspot.com.

    Cumberland County Chapter of the SSNS


    Tuesday, October 21st, 7:00 pm


    Cumberland County Chapter meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month, beginning at 7:00 pm, in the Dr. Carson & Marion Murray Community Centre, 6 Main Street, Springhill, Nova Scotia. Meetings are not held during the months of July and August.

    Photograph courtesy of the Town of Springhill.

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014

    LakeCity Employment Services Association -- Invitation to Comment



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    The above letter can be downloaded in Microsoft Word format by clicking here. A PDF version of the above letter can be downloaded by clicking here.


    Also see:

    LakeCity Employment Services Association

    Monday, July 28, 2014

    Learning about Schizophrenia: Rays of Hope


    A Reference Manual for Families & Caregivers

    Revised Fourth Edition (2012)



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    To download the 2012 fourth revised edition of Rays of Hope (PDF), please click here.

    Printed copies of Rays of Hope are available from the Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia at a cost of $10.00 (including shipping).  To order a copy with payment by Visa, MasterCard, or American Express, please call (902) 465-2601 or 1-800-465-2601 (toll-free in Nova Scotia), or send a cheque or money order to:
    Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia
    Room B-23, Purdy Building
    P.O. Box 1004
    Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
    B2Y 3Z9

    Saturday, July 26, 2014

    Key Findings in Early Psychosis: A Knowledge Sharing Initiative



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    To download a PDF version of the above flyer, please click here.

    To join the initiative, or for further information, please send an email to keyfindingsinearlypsychosis@outlook.com.

    Also see:

    Key Findings in Early Psychosis - Facebook Page & Twitter

    Video Introduction to Key Findings in Early Psychosis Knowledge Sharing Initiative

    Nova Scotia Early Psychosis Program

    Families Overcoming Risks and Building Opportunities for Well-Being (FORBOW)


    Call for Participants



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    Download the FORBOW Leaflet for Families (PDF) by clicking here.


    Also see:

    FORBOW Website

    On Aprl 16th, 2014, Dr. Rudolf Uher interviewed on CBC Radio 1, as part of the Mainstreet Nova Scotia with Stephanie Domet - to listen to the interview, please click here.

    Families Matter in Mental Health: An Education and Support Program -- Nova Scotia




    Research has shown that family members experience less stress and feel more encouraged about caring for their relative and themselves when they understand about mental illness and how to cope with difficult situations.

    The aim of this program is to provide family members of people living with mental illness the information, knowledge, common skills and confidence to deal more effectively with their role and to improve the quality of life for both the family member and person with the mental illness.

    Families Matter in Mental Health is adapted from a program developed by The Meriden Family Programme. Based out of the UK, The Meriden Family Programme is a training and organizational development program which has been promoting the development of family-sensitive, evidence-based mental health services since 1998, with a particular emphasis on the implementation of family work. It is a National Health Services (NHS) program with extensive experience of working with organizations to ensure families remain at the heart of quality mental health service delivery.

    To download the Families Matter in Mental Health provincial brochure (PDF), please click here.

    To register to participate in an 11-week session of Families Matter in Mental Health in Nova Scotia, or to learn more about this family education and support program, please connect with your local Mental Health and Addictions Services, contact information for which is available by clicking here (for people living within the boundaries of the Capital Health district [including the IWK Health Centre], please contact the Healthy Minds Cooperative by calling (902) 404-3504, or by sending an email to hmnavigator@eastlink.ca).




    Also see:

    Supporting Families in Recovery - Capital Health Addictions and Mental Health Program

    Wednesday, July 9, 2014

    I am not sick, I don't need help!

    Dr. Xavier Amador is an internationally sought-after speaker, clinical psychologist, professor at Columbia University Teachers College in New York City, the Founder and Director of the LEAP™ Institute and author of eight books including the national best seller I’m Not Sick, I Don’t Need Help!

    In this video he talks about dealing with anosognosia, the lack of insight regarding a mental illness. The video was recorded during the Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia's Annual Conference in 2005.

    For a PowerPoint presentation on Dr. Amador's Listen-Empathize-Agree-Partner (LEAP) approach, click here.



    Part 1 of 2 (57 minutes)



    Part 2 of 2 (53 minutes)

    This video was reviewed by Schizophrenia.com on December 27, 2006. To read the review, please click here.


    Other videos featuring Dr. Amador:


    Cambridge Talk on Helping People with Mental Illness - October 2, 2012 (NAMI Cambridge Chapter)

    Keynote speech to the annual convention of the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare
    (May 2011)

    2011 Nordic Psychiatry Academy Interview with Dr. Amador

    "I am not Sick, I don't need help!" presentation at the 2011 Nordic Psychiatry Academy

    Anosognosia Workshop — July 3, 2010 (NAMI Conference)

    Also see:

    I am Not Sick, I Don't Need Help! How to help someone with mental illness accept treatment. 10th Anniversary Edition

    Tuesday, June 3, 2014

    Saturday, May 3, 2014

    2014 Road to Recovery Walk


    The Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia’s




    Held on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014


    Road to Recovery walks were held on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014, in Baddeck, Bridgewater, Halifax, Inverness, Pictou County, Port Hawkesbury, Sydney, Windsor, and Wolfville.


    NO MORE

    Mental Illness = Shame, Misconceptions, Stereotyping, Prejudicial Attitudes, and Discrimination

    People took ACTION!


    Donations are accepted up until May 30th, 2014.  To donate,  please visit:




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    To download a PDF version of the 2014 Road to Recovery Walk poster, please click here.


    Also see:

    Gateway to Curing Mental Illness


    Sponsors



    Supporters


    Thursday, May 1, 2014

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

    Tuesday, March 11, 2014

    Webcast Recording - The Nova Scotia Certified Peer Support Specialist Program by Roy Muise


    Recording of the Webcast

    The Nova Scotia Certified Peer Support Specialist Program

    by

    Mr. Roy Muise
    Project Coordinator & Peer Mentor
    Nova Scotia Certified Peer Support Specialist Program
    Healthy Minds Cooperative


    Presentation made during the March 11th, 2014, meeting of the HRM Chapter of the Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia

    To view the webcast recording, please click here.



    Mr. Muise discussed the new and only province-wide Certified Peer Support Specialist Program in Canada. He defined what is meant by peer support and explained the program’s mandate. He also provided an overview of the current status of the program, and the plans for the future.