Date(s) - November 6, 2014 - November 8, 2014
SFU Harbour Cente
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When: November 6th to 8th, 2014
Where: SFU Harbour Centre, Gallery Gachet & Downtown Vancouver, BC
Who should attend: Anyone interested in, working and/or living with mental health issues including teachers, practitioners, policy makers, researchers, students and peers.
The conference is the culmination of a pan-Canadian study of the history of psychiatric deinstitutionalization and the relocation of mental health care from residential facilities into community settings. The diverse research findings and multi-media research and educational products of the After the Asylum team demonstrate that academic and community partnerships which explore past practices and models offer contemporary policy makers and mental health practitioners a valuable set of tools for future decision-making.
The conference is supported through a Canadian Institutes of Health Research dissemination grant and community partners including: ActiveHistory.ca (Ian Milligan); Coast Mental Health Foundation (Darrell Burnam); Gallery Gachet (Cecily Nicholson); MPA Founders (Lanny Beckman); Parkdale Activity and Recreation Centre (PARC) (Victor Willis); The Riverview Hospital Historical Society (Anna Tremere); West Coast Mental Health Network (Adrianne Fitch); Living Archives on Eugenics in Western Canada (Rob Wilson); VCMHA Consumer Involvement and Initiatives (Simon Davies, PhD); Tertiary Mental Health for the Interior Health Authority of BC (Dr. Paul Dagg).