Wednesday, October 31, 2012


We had a wonderful day at UBC's Allies in Health Community and Patient Fair!

We participated as panel presenters at two sessions. Jude Swanson and Susan Katz joined two other community speakers at a presentation on 'What works and What Doesn't' in the Health Care System. 

In the afternoon, all four of us, Susan Katz, Susan Trapp, Jude Swanson and Margo Robinson spoke to an oversold crowd about our experiences of mental health care and recovery.

This was the fourth year of the Fair, an opportunity for patients/care recipients to directly meet with and inform health care professionals about our conditions and what has helped and what has hurt.

We are grateful to the UBC Health Care Communications Department for making these annual events possible. Without them, the patients' voices do not enter the training of our health care professionals.

The message, of partnership between patient and provider, is powerful and enduring.

Our gratitude to PeerNetBC for supporting our ongoing writing program as an independent writing 
co-operative for mental health consumers.

Thank You!



Tuesday, October 23, 2012

MEET US AT UBC ON OCTOBER 31ST!


PLEASE JOIN US AT THE FAIR!
UBC'S 4TH ANNUAL ALLIES IN HEALH COMMUNITY AND PATIENT FAIR!
• Over 35 community organizations with a vast range of services
• Learn about valuable community resources
• Chat with patients, patient family members, consumers, and the groups representing them
• Free refreshments • Drop in any time
The Recovery Narrative Project writers will be sharing a booth with PeerNetBC! We'll be there to answer questions you have about mental health experience and recovery, and we'll be selling both of our books!

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Date: Wednesday October 31, 2012
Time: 10:30am-4:30pm: **Note: our group will be away from the PeerNetBC table from 12:45-2pm presenting in a closed panel presentation.
Location: Life Sciences Centre West Atrium, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, UBC Campus
From 10:30-4:30 on Wednesday October 31, 2012 to learn about community health organizations and resources available to health professionals. The Fair will include patient panels, community exhibits and prizes.

More information about our books at the UBC Health Care Communications Department:

More information and directions for the Fair: