The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) is taking innovative steps to combat stigma and discrimination against people with mental health issues or conditions. The MHCC has launched a two-part program to educate health care providers and hospital staff, in partnership with the IWK Health Centre, a Maritimes-based health centre providing care to women, children and families.
The first part of the program consists of a video featuring first-person accounts from individuals including patients with mental health-related issues, families and health care providers.
The second part of the program adapts a program from the Ontario-based Central Local Health Integration Network (Central LHIN) called, “Understanding the Impact of Stigma.” This program consists of workshop materials that will be used to train over 700 IWK staff.
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Mental Health Commission of Canada website.