Gord Garner and Alberta Health Services Peer Support Workers

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

 

Gord Garner, Executive Director of Community Addictions Peer Support Association (CAPSA) and Chair of Ottawa Recovery Day, will be discussing the significance of using person-first-language and how it can change the outcomes for people who use substances or have substance use disorder. Gord will be sharing powerful stories and evidence of his lived experiences with substance use and how being conscious of the language we use can shift the stigma and stereotypes that surrounds this mental health condition. Attendees will learn about actions that can be taken to work towards making a change and shifting perspectives. Gord will be introducing the #StigmaEndsWithMe campaign. 

Following this presentation, Alberta Health Services Peer Support Workers will be explaining the impact of peer support on clients, clinical teams, and the overall healthcare system. Peer Support Workers provide emotional and social support, encouragement and hope that recovery is a possibility. Peer Support not only improves people's lives but also saves money and resources by reducing the use of more formal mental health, medical, and social services. This program has been gaining momentum within Alberta Health Services and has become an integral part of multi-disciplinary teams within numerous portfolios. 

Speakers from AHS include: 

  • Lisa Kemp, PSW  Inner City Treatment Team 
  • Suzanne Cunningham, PSW, Forensic Assessment and Community Services, and Young Adult Services
  • Kathy Shettell, Family PSW, Young Adult Services
  • Jenalyn Myggland, Occupational Therapist, Recovery Supports
  • Michelle Knox, Program Manager, Housing and Recovery Supports


Lisa Kemp and Suzanne Cunningham, Peer Support Workers with Alberta Health Services will speak on their personal recovery journeys and share past client’s success stories.  Kathy Shettell, Family Peer Support Worker from Alberta Health Services will speak on the challenges faced by families in supporting a loved one with mental health challenges.

Date: Feb. 26, 2019 
Time: 6 - 8 p.m. 
Cost: FREE 
Location: Lede Room, Leduc Civic Centre (1 Alexandra Park, Leduc, AB) 

*Please note an additional session will be held from 1 - 4 p.m. on Feb 26 for healthcare professionals. 

Pre-registration is requried. To register or for additional questions, please contact FCSS at 780-980-7109 or email fcss@leduc.ca

Together let's change the conversation. 

 

 



Civic Centre

1 Alexandra Park
T9E 4C4 Leduc

Add to Calendar 2019-02-25 17:00:00 2019-02-25 17:00:00 America/Edmonton Gord Garner and Alberta Health Services Peer Support Workers

 

Gord Garner, Executive Director of Community Addictions Peer Support Association (CAPSA) and Chair of Ottawa Recovery Day, will be discussing the significance of using person-first-language and how it can change the outcomes for people who use substances or have substance use disorder. Gord will be sharing powerful stories and evidence of his lived experiences with substance use and how being conscious of the language we use can shift the stigma and stereotypes that surrounds this mental health condition. Attendees will learn about actions that can be taken to work towards making a change and shifting perspectives. Gord will be introducing the #StigmaEndsWithMe campaign. 

Following this presentation, Alberta Health Services Peer Support Workers will be explaining the impact of peer support on clients, clinical teams, and the overall healthcare system. Peer Support Workers provide emotional and social support, encouragement and hope that recovery is a possibility. Peer Support not only improves people's lives but also saves money and resources by reducing the use of more formal mental health, medical, and social services. This program has been gaining momentum within Alberta Health Services and has become an integral part of multi-disciplinary teams within numerous portfolios. 

Speakers from AHS include: 

  • Lisa Kemp, PSW  Inner City Treatment Team 
  • Suzanne Cunningham, PSW, Forensic Assessment and Community Services, and Young Adult Services
  • Kathy Shettell, Family PSW, Young Adult Services
  • Jenalyn Myggland, Occupational Therapist, Recovery Supports
  • Michelle Knox, Program Manager, Housing and Recovery Supports


Lisa Kemp and Suzanne Cunningham, Peer Support Workers with Alberta Health Services will speak on their personal recovery journeys and share past client’s success stories.  Kathy Shettell, Family Peer Support Worker from Alberta Health Services will speak on the challenges faced by families in supporting a loved one with mental health challenges.

Date: Feb. 26, 2019 
Time: 6 - 8 p.m. 
Cost: FREE 
Location: Lede Room, Leduc Civic Centre (1 Alexandra Park, Leduc, AB) 

*Please note an additional session will be held from 1 - 4 p.m. on Feb 26 for healthcare professionals. 

Pre-registration is requried. To register or for additional questions, please contact FCSS at 780-980-7109 or email fcss@leduc.ca

Together let's change the conversation. 

 

 

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