Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Understanding Stroke & Brain Injury: A Workshop for Family & Friends

Time sensitive

Thursday evening, October 18, 2007
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

GF Strong Rehab Centre
4255 Laurel St., Vancouver
Social Services Seminar Room 189
(watch for directional signs)

Dr. Jennifer Yao will talk about ABI & Recovery. The facilitators for this workshop are Veronika Larson & Jennifer Wonders.

For further information or questions, please contact Jennifer Wonders at 604-737-6221

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

BC Coalition for Health Promotion September newsletter

Check out the BC Coalition for Health Promotion's September 2007 "Communities Invest In Health Promotion" newsletter. It's available at the BCCHP website along with previous issues.

Articles in the current issue include:
Coalition Hosts International Network
Report on The 19th IUHPE World Conference
Creating a Culture of Health Promotion
Green Prescriptions: An Important Partner in Health Care
Going Green: Getting to the Heart of the Matter
Advocacy: Tool for Change and Route to Personal Wellbeing
The Parable of the Dangerous Cliff
Empowered Communities

Monday, October 01, 2007

Seeking participants for theatre project: tobacco use & mental health

Time sensitive

Are you someone who is living with a mental illness, has experienced a mental health issue, or is a mental health service provider?

Are you a smoker, ex-smoker, or non-smoker who is interested in exploring issues of tobacco use within the mental health community?

Are you comfortable speaking in front of others and intrigued by the idea of using theatre to create positive change?

The Canadian Cancer Society, in partnership with the CACTUS Project and Vancouver Coastal Health, is looking for participants for a FORUM THEATRE PROJECT aimed at creating dialogue about tobacco use within the mental health community. Forum Theatre is an interactive, solution-oriented type of theatre that asks the audience to share their ideas and perspectives.

Project participants will contribute to the creation of a Forum Theatre production to be presented to the mental health community.

No acting experience required. Training & on-going support will be provided. Honourarium available.

An INFORMATION SESSION regarding the project will take place on Monday, October 15th from 3:00-4:30 at the Canadian Cancer Society at 510 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver.
Attendance at the information session is not required to apply to participate in the project.

To RSVP to the information session or to receive an information package and application form, please contact Jamie Myrah at 604.215.5468.

Please note that all participants will be asked to commit to a series of important dates, including:
** Training by Headlines Theatre: November 01st & 02nd (10:00-4:00)
** Six weekly rehearsals: Tuesdays from 3:00-5:00 (starting November 13th with a break during the holiday season)
** Five community presentations: January/February 2008 - dates & times to be confirmed

Counselling services available at The Centre

The Centre is pleased to offer free counselling services. Our volunteer professional counsellors deal with many issues including:coming out, relationship issues, trans, HIV/AIDS, living with chronic disease, grief, internalized homophobia, body image, sexual abuse, sexuality and sexual health, depression and anxiety, and many other issues for the LGTB community.

To schedule an appointment please call Reception at 604 684-5307

All services are free and confidential