What is this engagement about?
It is likely that you or someone you care about will be affected by mental health and/or substance use at some point in life. These issues don’t discriminate – they affect people from all walks of life, of all ages and backgrounds, from all regions of the province, including your neighbours, co-workers, friends, parents, siblings and children.
Since the formation of the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions in July 2017 public and provider interest has been significant. It’s important to the ministry to provide a way to capture this interest and give British Columbians the opportunity to shape the Province’s mental health and addictions strategy. Phase 1 of this public engagement is looking to bring together participants from direct services providers and those who can speak to their experience at the community level. Phase 2 will include public dialogue and open feedback from all British Columbians. Learn more about the engagement process here.
In the meantime, if you have early comments you can submit them on the online feedback form.
How can my contribution make a difference?
Input generated through Phase 1 face-to-face meetings will be incorporated into a draft mental health and addictions strategy framework. The Phase 2 draft framework will be available for public review and comment in early summer 2018. The review period will close at the end of August.
Details of the Engagement:
Date: March 28 – August 31, 2018
Category: Health & Safety
Type: In-person, Online, E-mail