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.