Vancouver Coastal Health now accepting applications for Fall 2013 Peer Support Worker training

Do you have personal experience receiving mental health services? Are you interested in working with people who are recovering from mental illness? Becoming a Peer Support Worker might be a great way for you to be a mentor for others and gain experience in the field.

  • Training is 6-9 hours per week
  • 36 hour practicum following training
  • Training is free for Vancouver residents; $350 for outside residents

Full information and application form: http://peerwork.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/pdf-vancouver-peer-support-training-application.pdf

Join us at the 2013 Mental Health Symposium at UBC this Saturday!

Members of Kaleidoscope will be at the Open Your Mind Mental Health Symposium this Saturday, January 26th! Come learn more about mental health services at UBC and engage with us in meaningful discussion about how we can make the UBC campus environment more conducive to mental wellness. Registration closes tomorrow so please RSVP asap!

Date: Saturday, January 26th, 2013
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (includes refreshments in the morning and full lunch)
3:00pm – 4:30pm Splatter Art
Venue: Brock Hall (map)
Registration deadline: Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Full details: http://www.ubcmhn.com/events/mental-health-symposium/

The Kaleidoscope in Canadian Press article

The Canadian Press has written an article about mental health support services in university and the Kaleidoscope is featured. Take a read and share the link!

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/universities-watch-signs-distress-more-students-under-stress-143842993.html