HEADS UP! Community Mental Health Summit – Program

Heads Up! Mental Health Summit - Fresh Outlook Foundation

It's about sharing!

Fresh Outlook Foundation

WHY SHARE? Because stories inspire change.

You can inform people about the need for change, only to discover that they repeat or revert to counterproductive behaviours. To move from information to inspiration, and then to the desired transformation, people must first be engaged emotionally. They must “feel” the need for change. Because storytelling helps people do that, every speaker at the Summit will share his/her story and the related insights, ideas, and passions for mentally healthier communities.

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!

Whether you’re an elected official, business owner, nonprofit volunteer, university professor, or student, HEADS UP! will deliver information and inspiration for you and your specific mental health-related challenges, barriers, and opportunities.

And whatever your age, culture, or gender, HEADS UP! will also inform and stimulate vital conversations that will trigger positive change in your communities.

SHARE YOUR SUCCESS STORY!

We’re looking for leading-edge information to share with a mixed audience about emerging trends in all aspects of mental health planning, policies, promotion, prevention, programs, projects, and partnerships… to name just a few. If your health authority, local government, business, nonprofit, educational institution, or consulting firm has a success story to share, please contact us!

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM DETAILS!

The preliminary program framework for our HEADS UP! Community Mental Health Summit has been completed! Please note, the program will not be finalized until early 2020. Download it by clicking here, or see the schedule below.

Check back frequently as more information will constantly be added.

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Help us advance the conversation about mental health challenges, successes, and opportunities at the individual, family, workplace, and community scales.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

7:30 am - 9:00 am

Registration

Laurel Packing House (LPH)

Tue 7:30 am - 9:00 am

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Kairo Blanket Exercise

Location TBD

Maximum 40 participants... register early

Tue 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
40 max

Mental Health 101 & Reach Out Psychosis Tour Band

Laurel Packing House

Tue 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Mindfulness Workshop

Corinne CrockettLocation TBD

BScN, MHScN, RN / Adjunct Professor, UBCO / Certified smartUBC Facilitator
Tue 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch

Laurel Packing House

Provided for full-Summit and one-day delegates

Tue 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

1:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Welcome & Introductions

Laurel Packing House

Tue 1:00 pm - 1:15 pm

1:15 pm - 1:45 pm

'UPSTREAM' CHALLENGES: What is Causing the High Burden of Mental Health Problems?

Dr. Trevor HancockLaurel Packing House

Hon FFPH, Public Health & Social Policy Scholar/University of Victoria
Tue 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm

1:45 pm - 2:15 pm

TABLE TALKS: What Are the Societal Factors That Contribute to Mental Health Challenges and Barriers?

Laurel Packing House

Tue 1:45 pm - 2:15 pm

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm

Refreshment Break

Laurel Packing House

Tue 2:15 pm - 2:45 pm

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

'UPSTREAM' OPPORTUNITIES: How Can We Build More Mentally Healthy Communities?

Dr. Trevor HancockLaurel Packing House

Hon FFPH, Public Health & Social Policy Scholar/University of Victoria
Tue 2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

PANEL DISCUSSION: How Can Your Sector Best Help Build More Mentally Healthy Communities?

ACADEMIA

Laurel Packing House

Tue 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

BUSINESS

Laurel Packing House

Tue 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

GOVERNMENT

Sharon BladyLaurel Packing House

BA, BFA, MA, PhD / Speak Up: MentalHealth Advocates Inc. / Former Minister of Health and Minister of Healthy Living for Manitoba
Tue 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

MENTAL HEALTH

Dr. Karin GoodisonLaurel Packing House

Medical Health Officer, Interior Health
Tue 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

NONPROFITS

Laurel Packing House

Tue 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

PHILANTHROPY

Al HildebrandtLaurel Packing House

Kelowna Foundation / Child Advocacy Centre of Kelowna
Tue 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Dinner Break

Dinner not provided.

Tue 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

MOBILIZING SYSTEMIC CHANGE: Exploring Best Practices in BC & Beyond

KEYNOTE

Hello I Want to Die Please Fix Me

Anna Mehler PapernyLaurel Packing House

Acclaimed Reporter/Author
Tue 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

POWER TALKS & PANEL DISCUSSION

Building a Mental Health Care System in Kuwait

Susannah-Joy SchuilenbergLaurel Packing House

RPC, MPCC-S, CCTP, DAAETS, ACS
Tue 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Clearing 'A Pathway to Hope' in BC

TBDLaurel Packing House

Tue 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Harnessing the Power of Indigenous Partnerships for Systemic Change

TBDLaurel Packing House

Mental Health & Wellness Manager, First Nation Health Authority
Tue 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Mobilizing Addictions Recovery in BC

Jane ThornthwaiteLaurel Packing House

Liberal MLA, BC Opposition Critic for Mental Health & Addictions
Tue 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

6:30 am - 8:00 am

Registration

Laurel Packing House

Wed 6:30 am - 8:00 am

8:00 am - 8:15 am

Welcome & Introductions

Laurel Packing House

Wed 8:00 am - 8:15 am

8:15 am - 9:30 am

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Refreshment Break

Laurel Packing House

Wed 9:30 am - 10:00 am

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch

Laurel Packing House

Provided for full-Summit and one-day delegates

Wed 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Cultural Considerations for Mentally Healthy Communities

PANEL DISCUSSION

Culture as a Tool for Healing Indigenous Mental Health Challenges

TBDLaurel Packing House

Wed 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Debunking Stigma, Cultural Norms & Labels

TBDLaurel Packing House

Wed 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Embracing Diverse Faith & Cultural Worldviews of Mental Health

TBDLaurel Packing House

Wed 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Fostering a Community Culture of Compassion

Laurence EastLaurel Packing House

Metro Community Church
Wed 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

TABLE TALKS

Is There a Culture (or Lack of Culture) You Will Now Respond to Differently?

Laurel Packing House

Wed 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

2:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Move to Breakout Rooms

Laurel Packing House

Wed 2:30 pm - 2:45 pm

2:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Mental Health Challenges & Opportunities for Specific Interest Groups

Communicating & Collaborating Across Mental Health Care Providers in the Okanagan

TBD

For Educators and Parents

(refreshments in each room)

Wed 2:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Community Mental Health by Design

TBD

For Community Planners, Elected Leaders, and Builders

(refreshments in each room)

Wed 2:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Emerging Trends in Mental Health Care

Alex KorbTBD

A DEEPER LOOK AT THE UPWARD SPIRAL: Connecting Neuroscience to the Treatment of Anxiety and Depression

Alex Korb

This breakout session will focus on practical uses of recent neuroscience research to help mental health professionals better treat anxiety and depression. One primary objective is to maximize capacity for change in clients with neuro-informed explanations that shift the way they feel about their pathology and engage them in the therapeutic process. Staying grounded in neuroscience, this talk will cover elements of proven cognitive-behavioral interventions like Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Behavioral Activation Therapy (BAT) to yield powerful therapeutic effects.

PhD / UCLA Neuroscientist / Author of 'The Upward Spiral: Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression, One Small Change at a Time' and 'The Upward Spiral Workbook'

For Mental Health Professionals

(refreshments in each room)

Wed 2:45 pm - 5:00 pm

The Dollars & Sense of Workplace Mental Health

TBD

For Businesspeople and Economic Development Professionals

(refreshments in each room)

Wed 2:45 pm - 5:00 pm

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Dinner Break

Not provided

Wed 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Summit Schmoozefest!

Laurel Packing House

A trade show-type gathering to meet Summit speakers, learn about nonprofit organizations committed to community mental health, share info about workshop outcomes, and enjoy local entertainers.

Wed 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Thursday, May 14, 2020

7:00 am - 8:00 am

Registration

Laurel Packing House

Thu 7:00 am - 8:00 am

8:00 am - 8:05 am

Welcome & Introductions

Laurel Packing House

Thu 8:00 am - 8:05 am

8:05 am - 8:35 am

Child Mental Health & the Future of Our Communities

TBDLaurel Packing House

Thu 8:05 am - 8:35 am

8:35 am - 10:00 am

10:00 am - 10:15 am

Refreshment Break

Laurel Packing House

Thu 10:00 am - 10:15 am

10:15 am - 11:30 am

Giant Strides in Connection, Collaboration & Integration (Part 1)

A Breath of Fresh Air in Healing Families From Grief & Loss

Heather Mohan / Alison ShawLaurel Packing House

Heather Mohan RCC, MTA, PhD, Camp Kerry / Alison Shaw PhD, CAC, Flipside Sustainability
Thu 10:15 am - 11:30 am

Integrated Mental Health Care for Children, Youth, & Families (Panel Discussion)

Mark Jones / Christina Camilleri / TBDLaurel Packing House

Mark Jones, Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre / Christina Camilleri BASc RD RCC MAL CHE, Healthy Essentials Clinic / TBD, Foundry BC
Thu 10:15 am - 11:30 am

Intergenerational Efforts to Enhance Seniors Mental Health

Marjorie Horne / Lauren AirthLaurel Packing House

Marjorie Horne CPCA / Community Seniors' Advocate & Lauren Airth MSN, BSN, RN / UBC Okanagan
Thu 10:15 am - 11:30 am

Teamwork For Transgender Mental Health

Tor Broughton / Carrie BroughtonLaurel Packing House

TransParent Okanagan
Thu 10:15 am - 11:30 am

TABLE TALKS

What Have You Learned About Connection, Collaboration, and Integration That Could Serve You Well?

TBDLaurel Packing House

Thu 10:15 am - 11:30 am

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Giant Strides in Connection, Collaboration & Integration (Part 2)

Intergenerational Efforts to Enhance Seniors Mental Health

Marjorie Horne / Lauren AirthLaurel Packing House

Marjorie Horne CPCA, Seniors' Advocate / Lauren Airth MSN, BSN, RN, UBC Okanagan
Thu 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Mental Health Science Made Real for Community Partners

Lesley LutesLaurel Packing House

BA, MSc, PhD, UBC Okanagan
Thu 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Sharing & Caring Strategies for People With ADHD

Dan DuncanLaurel Packing House

ADHD Coach, Consultant & Academic Strategist
Thu 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

TABLE TALKS

What Have You Learned About Connection, Collaboration, and Integration That You Could Implement Next Week?

Laurel Packing House

Thu 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

Lunch

Laurel Packing House

Provided for full-Summit and one-day delegates

Thu 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

Thank You's & Next Steps

Laurel Packing House

Thu 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

1:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Changing Mindsets & Methods: Mission Possible!

A Discussion Among Industry Experts

Sharon Blady / TBD / TBDLaurel Packing House

(refreshments provided throughout)

Sharon Blady: BA, BFA, MA, PhD, Speak Up: Mental Health Advocates Inc., Former Minister of Health and Minister of Healthy Living for Manitoba
Thu 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

SUBSTANCE USE & HOMELESSNESS: Exploring Compassionate, Collaborative & Integrated Community Solutions

Housing for All: Pioneering a Coordinated & Accessible System of Care

John Graham / TBDLaurel Packing House

(refreshments provided throughout)

John Graham: PhD, RSW, Director, School of Social Work, UBCO, Journey Home Research / TBD, Journey Home Strategy
Thu 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Integrated Community Solutions

Laurence East / Guy Felicella / John Graham / TBDLaurel Packing House

(refreshments provided throughout)

Laurence East: Metro Community Church / John Graham: PhD, RSW, Director, School of Social Work, UBCO, Journey Home Research / Guy Felicella: Recovery Advocate to BC Centre on Substance Abuse, Ministry of Mental Health & Addiction, Coastal Health
Thu 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Substance Use Recovery: Harnessing Multiple Models and Sectors

Guy FelicellaLaurel Packing House

(refreshments provided throughout)

Recovery Advocate to BC Centre on Substance Abuse, Ministry of Mental Health & Addiction, Coastal Health
Thu 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

TABLE TALKS

How Can We Best Collaborate for Compassionate and Integrated Solutions?

Laurel Packing House

(refreshments provide throughout)

Thu 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm