October 4, 2013 –
As a key event during the celebration of Community Health and Wellbeing Week, Brock Community Health Centre (Brock CHC), together with Durham North Zone Partnership (Community Care Durham, VON for Canada, The Regional Municipality of Durham and Brock CHC) is pleased to present “Healthy Rural Communities: Join the Dialogue on Mental Health and Addictions” on Friday, October 4th, 2013 in Cannington. The conference will be held at the Cannington Baptist Church, 60 Cameron St. W. Cannington from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The conference will bring together the public, service providers, experts and others for a community conversation on how rural communities such as north Durham Region can best support individuals and families who are experiencing mental health and/or addiction issues. The featured guest speaker is Ron Shore who will present “Stigma, Mental Health and Addictions in Rural Communities”. This will be followed by: a panel discussion focusing on “Doing What Works”; a consumer’s personal perspective; and a presentation on experiences and strategies to deal with addiction challenges in the Lakefield/Peterborough area. A barbeque lunch and Brock CHC program demonstrations will follow at the future Brock CHC site at 39 Cameron St. W. in Cannington.
Please call 705.432.3322 to register.