Are you struggling with alcohol use/substance use? Or do you have a history of trauma?

‘SEEKING SAFETY’ is a program offered to treat individuals who struggle with alcohol use/substance use and have a history of trauma. It’s about learning skills to cope and move forward with their lives. Tuesdays Jan. 17 to March 21, 10 am – 12 pm. This service is free (covered by MSP).

Interested individuals will need to call the 310-MHSU line to do a brief intake assessment to attend. It is continuous intake, meaning that individuals can start attending sessions at any point as long as they go through the intake process.

Contact Lisa Robic at Lisa.Robic@interiorhealth.ca or:
Lindsey Jensen at Lindsey.Jensen@interiorhealth.ca

Know someone who needs to travel to medical care far from home?

Know someone who needs to travel to medical care far from home? Hope Air is Canada’s only national charity providing free travel, accommodations and travel support for Canadians in financial need who must access medical care far from home.

Since its inception in 1986, Hope Air has provided more than 160,000 travel arrangements for patients regardless of age or medical need.

For people living on a low income in small and rural communities, distance and cost are very real barriers to them accessing vital medical care. Hope Air is a unique and essential part of our Canadian healthcare system. Without the access Hope Air provides, our national system of universal healthcare coverage would fall short of its promise.

To learn more, visit hopeair.ca. Video: Henry & Bristol’s Hope Air Journey – YouTube

Community Leaders Workshop

Princeton, BC

On Nov. 16th, 2022 community leaders, representing a wide variety of occupations and organizations in Princeton, BC, came together to hear about new treatment options for alcohol use disorder.

They also started a community conversation about existing supports within the community, and ways they could work together to support more people to access care for alcohol use disorder.

This meeting was a first step. Let’s keep the conversation going.Click on the link below to read more. https://www.cauds.org/princeton-bc-workshop

Princeton Community Health Needs Assessment – Mental Health and Substance Use

You are invited to take part in a community needs assessment on mental health and substance use needs in Princeton and surrounding areas. 

The copy of the consent for the survey is included as part of the survey in the following link: https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3QR5rYeBY6CIcWG

To download, click on the PDF below.

Job openings in Princeton – March 2022

https://jobs.interiorhealth.ca/search-jobs/Princeton?orgIds=602&alp=6251999-5909050-6113463&alt=4

WELLNESS EXCHANGE

The Wellness Exchange is a free skill building curriculum that is offered in weekly, virtual sessions that are 60 minutes in length. Wellness Exchange provides people an opportunity to pause and reflect on what is most important for them to enhance their well-being, actively identify what they need, and consider strategies that the work for them.

The Wellness Exchange is available to anyone who is interested in building additional skills around resiliency and coping and it is free of charge. It is offered in a virtual group format with opportunities for interaction, however, the content is focused on self-reflection and group participation is optional. You can join as many sessions as you want.

Start date of the first topic: March 1, 2, or 8.

Session Topics

Week 1: Building Problem-Solving Skills teaches people the tools to break problems down into more manageable chunks, identify a range of ways to respond, and create an action plan to move forward.

Week 2: Promoting Positive Activities guides people to increase meaningful and positive activities in their schedule, with the goal of building resilience and bringing more fulfillment and enjoyment into their life.

Week 3: Managing Reactions helps participants to better manage distressing physical and emotional reactions by using such tools as breathing retraining, writing exercises, and identifying and planning for triggers and reminders.

Week 4: Promoting Helpful Thinking helps people to learn how their thoughts influence their emotions, become more aware of what they are saying to themselves, and replace unhelpful with more helpful thoughts.

Week 5: Rebuilding Healthy Connections encourages people to access and enhance social, workplace, and community supports.

Click on the Download to register, get the Zoom link and participate.

February Newsletter BC Rural Health Network

A sample of what is in this issue:
My Doctor Dumped Me. Here’s Why That’s So Common
https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-91-the-early-edition/clip/15878060-why-b.c.s-fee-for-service-payment-system-failing-health-care
– Fee for Service not working – https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/fee-for-service-model-family-doctors-1.6247049
Two-Eyed Seeing: Current approaches, and discussion of medical applications