Taking Action on Wellness with Communities: A Wellness Series part 2
In collaboration with the FNHA OCMO, the UBC Learning Circle is proud to present the second session of our Wellness Series. Throughout the course of this series we will tackle topics around ensuring the wellness of ourselves, our community members, and caregivers during this time of physical and social distancing. Jordie and Dr. Adams will look to answer your questions, and offer their own insights, as to how we all can navigate through this troubling time together.
Thank you for your interest and participation!
This session’s video is now available for viewing.
Thank you to everyone for your continued interest in our events.
We would like to reiterate that everyone is welcome to our UBCLC sessions.
Our events aim to embody a safe space for everyone of all different backgrounds to have their opinions and voices equally heard.
Date: Tuesday, April 14th, 2020 (PST)
Time: 10 a.m. to 11:30 am
Where: Videoconference OR internet webinar.
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About the Presenters:
Dr. Evan Adams
Dr. Evan Adams is of Tla’amin First Nation ancestry and serves as the Chief Medical Officer for
the First Nations Health Authority.
In his role as CMO, Dr. Adams provides invaluable leadership representing the FNHA as he works closely with government partners on population and public health matters that affect
First Nations and all British Columbians.
Dr. Adams leads a team of FNHA physicians—health and wellness partners to BC First Nations—who focus on First Nations health and wellness with a population health approach
with the aim of creating a unique health care model that will be the first of its kind in Canada. He contributes to the continued transformation of health care and responds to the wellness directives provided by First Nations communities.
Jordie Sxoxomic Johnson is of Secwepemc Ancestry from Esk’etemc First Nation and is part of the Wellness Team with the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA).
For more than ten years, Jordie has been serving First Nations and Indigenous people in health care and healing. In 2013, Jordie was blanketed and called to witness as an FNHA “Living Marker,” a role meant to mark the organization’s progress on its journey to greater self-determination in health for BC First Nations.
Jordie joined the FNHA Wellness Team in 2019 and leads the development of wellness initiatives for First Nations living in British Columbia.
Jordie has a passion for First Nations culture and languages. A curious linguist, he loves to learn about language and the connections words and language have with culture.
FNHA (First Nations Health Authority) Resources:
- First Nations virtual doctor of the day
- First Nations virtual doctor of the day phone line: 1-855-344-3800
- Good medicine: Keeping active at home
- Practicing harm reduction during COVID-19
- Mental wellness and substance use
- Latest news
KUU-US Crisis Line Society resources:
- KUU-US Crisis Line Society website
- Toll-free Crisis line: 1-800-588-8717
- Youth and Child Crisis Line: 250-723-2040
Other mental health support resources:
- If you are in distress or are worried about someone in distress who may hurt themselves, call 1-800-784-2433 to connect to a BC crisis line
- Native Youth Crisis Hotline: 1-877-209-1266
- Youth in BC toll-free crisis line: 1-866-661-3311
- Trans Lifeline helpline: 1-877-565-8860
- Complete list of all crisis lines in BC (www.crisislines.bc.ca)
- Mental Health Information Line: 310-6789 (no area code needed)
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