CYMHSU

January 28, 2019

What does someone dealing with a mental health issue look like? They look like your neighbour, your colleague, your friend, your loved one, maybe even you. That’s because in any given year, one in every five Canadians is affected by a mental health problem or illness – meaning you, or someone...

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August 10, 2018

This year’s International Youth Day on August 12th focuses on ‘Safe Places for Youth’– places that are inclusive and respectful, and where the dignity and safety of youth are assured.  

For the one in four youth aged 15 to 24 in Canada who will experience mental health...

Collaborative Toolbox
April 11, 2017

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world, indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”  Margaret Mead.

The CYMHSU Collaborative started with just that in 2013 - a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens in the BC interior - many...

March 13, 2017

I recently had the honour of attending and addressing the final Congress of the Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use (CYMHSU) Collaborative – a two day event that focused on the Collaborative’ s achievements, its legacy, and the pathway ahead. 

For those not yet familiar with...

June 22, 2015

The Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use (CYMHSU) Collaborative, funded in partnership by Doctors of BC and BC government, has won a national award in recognition of its innovation and collaborative team-work. The Collaborative was presented with the award by the Canadian College...