Search Resources (English): Mental health, British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)

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Mainstreaming women's mental health: building a Canadian strategy

Briefly reviews the evidence with respect to sex and gender differences in mental health as they pertain to women. Provides recommendations for a national women's mental health strategy.

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Published: 2003
"Hearing voices": mental health care for women

Summarizes findings of a study that examined women's experiences of mental health concerns.

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Published: 2000
Hearing women's voices: mental health care for women

Examines women's mental health concerns and looks at some of the debates taking place in the mental health reform process. Offers recommendations to meet women's needs and concerns.

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Published: 1999
Demonstrating progress: innovations in women's mental health

Describes and evaluates four mental health demonstration projects designed for women with chronic and persistent mental health problems in four difference communities in British Columbia.

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Published: 2003
A motherhood issue: discourses on mothering under duress
Analyzes the policy discourse as it pertains to women in three situations of mothering under duress (women who use substances, mothers who are subjected to violence and women who experience mental illness). (See Details)
Published: 2002
Violence and trauma in the lives of women with serious mental illness often overlooked, study finds
Summarizes a study that found that the impact of violence against women with serious mental illness has been routinely overlooked in policy development, mental health planning, in clinical practice and educational manuals. (See Details)
Published: 2003, 2004
Trauma-informed: symposium examines trauma, addictions and mental health

In November 2008, women’s and children’s health experts working with the Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) and the British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health (BCCEWH) planned a workshop on Trauma-Informed Addictions and Mental Health Practice, designed to bring together service providers interested in applying “trauma-informed” and trauma-specific approaches in their work with clients with substance use, mental health and related health and social concerns.

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Published: 2009
Trauma-informed practice in mental health and substance use fields (webinar)

An introduction to trauma-informed and trauma-specific practice, with examples of how people are embedding trauma informed and trauma specific care in various settings in Canada, discussion of why there is a need to focus on trauma informed care in systems development work, and summary of key issues, themes and resources, highlighting promising practices and tensions. Presenter Nancy Poole is the Director of Research and Knowledge Translation at the British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health. She is well known for her work on research, training and policy initiatives related to women’s substance use, mental health, and experience of violence with governments and organizations on local, provincial and national levels. She is the co-editor of a book on trauma-informed care to be published by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

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Published: 2012