September 19, 2017
11:30 am to 12:30 pmAdd to Calendar (iCal) Add to Google Calendar
Peer Support in the Acute Mental Health Ward
About the Session:
This presentation will examine the introduction of Peer Support staff to the inpatient mental health unit and the challenges faced and synergies discovered by the interdisciplinary staff and the Peer Specialists.
Anne Borrelly is a level 3 WRAP facilitator with 6 years of facilitation and 3 years of inpatient experience. She has been a consumer survivor for 25+years and involved in several new ventures for peer support.
Bryan Marshall has been on the inpatient unit for 3 years, spent 17 years to date “in the system” using various holistic therapies. Now he likes to examine how he can contribute to system change and improvement of MOMS.
Peer Support in an Acute Mental Health Ward and The Disrupting Force of Peer Support
About the Session:
Participants will learn how PSWs can be catalysts for change, particularly in PCNs and clinical settings. Utilizing two independent evaluations we will explore how graduates of CMHA Calgary’s ‘Peer School’ have used their lived experience, knowledge and skills to become change agents for primary care in mental health and addiction – transforming their sector to become recovery focused.
Debbie Wiebe has worked with CMHA Calgary for over 20 years leading peer support projects. She works with PSACC as a Peer Mentor and is the head of the CMHA Calgary Peer School’s faculty of educators.
Lisa Androulidakis works with CMHA Calgary as the Community Impact Lead. Lisa has worked in research, rights and peers support initiatives her entire career – with special focus in addiction, harm reduction, and public health.
Callum Ross currently works with the CMHA Calgary as the Policy and Planning Lead where he specializes in sector-wide joint agencies initiatives, leading collective impact and strategic planning.