October is Health Literacy Month

Some events happening during October (Health Literacy Month):
Mental Illness Awareness Week October 4 – 10
Strengthening Families Together a free 10
session course for family and friends of persons
with a mental illness presented by BC
Schizophrenia Society
Fall and Spring Evening
Various locations in BC. For more
information or to register go to:
Mental Illness Awareness at SFU presented by
Students for Mental Wellness
October 4 – 10 Various Times Various locations at SFU. Contact
brents@sfmw.ca for details
Beyond the Blues Depression & Anxiety
Education & Screening Day
October 8 Various Times Clinics at various locations. Visit
www.heretohelp.bc.ca for a list of sites
Homelessness and Mental Illness featuring
Dr Bill MacEwan presented by BCSS, CMHA
Simon Fraser Branch, Douglas College, Fraser
Health & MDABC
October 8 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SFU Westminster Savings Theatre, Simon
Fraser University, 13450 – 102 Avenue,
Surrey. Contact: Pat Merrett 604-873-0103
Depression and Older Adults featuring Dr
Martha Donnelly presented by BCSS, CMHA –
Simon Fraser Branch, Douglas College, Fraser
Health & MDABC
October 8
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Mike Butler Room, Dogwood Pavilion
Recreation Centre, 624 Poirier Street
Coquitlam. Contact: Pat Merrett
604-873-0103
Mental Health Film Festival presented by the
Riverview Hospital Library
October 9 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Henry Esson Young Building, 2601
Lougheed Highway, Coquitlam
Indigenous Cultural Competency presented by
Leslie Varley, PHSA Director of Aboriginal
Health
October 13 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Room D308, Shaughnessy Building,
Children & Women’s Hospital. Also
available by video-conference: contact
PHSA Telehealth at telehealth@phsa.ca
Education Night on Concurrent Disorders:
Mental Illness and Substance Abuse presented
by MDABC
October 15 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sunrise Hall, 1950 Windermere Street,
Vancouver, BC. For more information, call
604-873-0103 or email mdabc@telus.net
Understanding Eating Disorders and Your Child
presented by the Kelty Resource Centre, BCCH
Specialized Provincial EDP & Looking Glass
Foundation ((teleconference)
October 21 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
For more info, please contact
1800-665-1822 or 604-875-2084
Vancouver Film Premier Young Freud in Gaza October 21 7:30 pm
Pacific Cinematheque
1131 Howe Street, Vancouver
Ticket info at:: www.cinematheque.bc.ca
2009 Cross Cultural Mental Health Symposium October 21 & 22 8:15 am – 4:30 pm SFU Harbour Centre
Visit www.ccmhs.ca for details
Joint Open House, Forensic Psychiatric Hospital
& Riverview Hospital Libraries featuring a free
Book Draw!
October 22 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Forensic Hospital, 70 Colony Farm Road,
Port Coquitlam and/or Riverview Hospital,
2601 Lougheed Highway, Coquitlam
Stress, Depression and Eating Disorders
presented by the Kelty Resource Centre and
BCCH Specialized Provincial EDP
October 23 1:30 – 3:00 pm
John Oliver Secondary School,
540 E 41st Avenue. For info, visit:
Health Literacy, Ethics and Culture Public
Lecture with Iraj Pourislami
October 29 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Chan Centre for Family Health Education at
the Child & Family Research Institute, BC
Children’s Hospital
Kelty Resource Centre Open House October 29 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Kelty Resource Centre at BC Children’s
Hospital Room P3-302, 4500 Oak Street,
Vancouver (30th Ave and Heather St)
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Check your local web or intranet site for more information about these and other events!

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