In this edition we recognize staff and programs having positive impacts on the people we serve, celebrate award recipients, wear red in support of women’s cardiovascular health – and to the delight of hockey fans, and thanks to the Courtnall brothers and the Stanley Cup visit, we shine a light on mental health awareness and consider the importance of checking-in on colleagues and friends. All this and more.
“The most important call I’ve made in my life”: Service Link phone line makes an impact in first year
“The most important call I’ve made in my life,” is exactly the feedback Island Health’s Mental Health and Substance Use program was hoping to hear following the launch of the Service Link phone line one year ago.
Youth living with complex mental health needs and behavioral challenges now have access to an intensive day program. This new program provides therapeutic and educational services to support recovery while maintaining close, ongoing connection with youths’ home communities.