The Community Education program is currently recruiting Youth Educators for our upcoming training

Youth Educators promote mental wellness among youth by facilitating interactive high school workshops on Mindfulness-Based Stress Management and Suicide Awareness and Response.  This is a great opportunity to work with students in grades 8-12 in a fun and prevention-focused capacity.

There are 3 upcoming informational sessions at the Crisis Centre for prospective volunteers:

  • Wednesday, April 3rd – 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday, April 16th – 7:00 pm
  • Monday, April 29th – 7:00 pm

Please contact Tiffany Robinson to register: (604)872-1811 ext.234 or email trobinson@crisiscentre.bc.ca

The Crisis Centre is located at 763 East Broadway, Vancouver.

Those interested should apply online by Friday, April 12th.

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Psychiatric Genetic Counseling Clinic

The Psychiatric Genetic Counseling Clinic offers free genetic counseling to people with a psychiatric diagnosis and their family members who want to learn more about the causes of mental illness, have questions about the causes behind their own or their family’s mental illness, and are concerned about potential risks for their children. Self-referrals are welcome and sessions can be delivered in person, or via Telehealth or phone appointments.

For more information, please contact:
Angela Inglis (Genetic Counselor)
Phone: 604-875-2000 ext 4733
email: angela.inglis@cw.bc.ca

Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/understandingmentalillness

Fact Sheet: http://www.whri.org/about-us/documents/Psychiatricgeneticcounselling.pdf

 

UBC Reports article

UBC reports has recently put up an article talking about the new “Early Alert” campus wide program to provide early support and services to students struggling with their mental and academic wellbeing. Victor from the kaleidoscope makes a guest appearance and quote as well!

Check out the article here: http://www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca/2012/02/29/early-alert-comes-to-ubc/?src=email

The full issue is available here: http://www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca/ubc-reports/

Current meeting times

The Kaleidoscope is currently meeting on Tuesdays 4:00-5:00pm in the small meeting room of the CSI in Brock Hall. (on the main floor. If you have trouble finding us just ask at the CSI help desk – they are super nice).

If you’re interested in attending the group but this time doesn’t work for you please send us an email (below). We are thinking of trying to get an additional meeting time going, so if you would be interested and Tuesday afternoons do not work, let us know what time normally works for you.

info@the-kaleidoscope.com

January Meetings Times

The Kaleidoscope will reconvene on Tuesdays 4:00-5:00pm in the small meeting room of the CSI in Brock Hall. (on the main floor, if you have trouble finding us just ask at the CSI help desk – they are super nice).

Out first meeting  is set for Jan. 10th 2012.

If you’re interested in attending the group but this time doesn’t work for you please send us an email. We have been thinking of setting up an additional meeting time and may be able to work out something 🙂

info@the-kaleidoscope.com