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FUTURE LEADER SPEAKER SERIES PRESENTS: “HOPE AND RESILIENCE: MENTAL HEALTH DURING A PANDEMIC”

Date: February 4th, 2021
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 PM
Registration link: Virtual Zoom

COVID-19 has taken a devastating physical and emotional toll on our community. If you or a loved one has had COVID-19, you’re likely feeling anxious and adrift in the uncharted territory of long COVID. Even if we haven’t been diagnosed with the coronavirus, it’s safe to say that none of us has been spared from the pandemic’s wrenching aftermath.

Join us for a healing conversation with an expert panel who will share their frontline stories and tangible strategies to cope with illness, uncertainty, loss, and loneliness.

We’ll explore what wellness really looks like in a pandemic; how to meet the unique challenges of multigenerational households; and what we can do to prepare for the “new, new normal” as the vaccine rolls out. And, of course, we’ll answer your questions.

This hour-long discussion will be moderated by Elaine Yong, Communications Specialist with Providence Health Care and former Global News reporter. Elaine brings her first-hand experience of how stressful this year has been: her 10-year-old daughter is an immune compromised heart transplant warrior.

Speakers

  • Jaclyn Robinson, Patient Experience Leader, Vancouver Coastal Health
    Jaclyn Robinson is a recent COVID survivor and an experienced Public health Nurse. After having been admitted to ICU with COVID-19, she became a patient partner on the Post COVID Interdisciplinary Network.
  • Dr. Suja Srikameswaran, Psychologist and Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Changeways Clinic, Vancouver, University of British Columbia
    Dr. Srikameswaran is a registered psychologist in private practice at Changeways Clinic in Vancouver, and a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia. She recently retired from Providence Health Care after 30 years of service.
  • Dr. Grant Millar, Consultant Psychiatrist, St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver
    Dr. Millar provides direct clinical care to persons hospitalized with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, is the clinical lead for the mental health branch of the interdisciplinary Post-Covid clinic operated through St. Paul’s Hospital and is the Physician Lead for the Staff Support Team.
  • Dr. Bri Bentzon Budlovsky, Specialist, Emergency Medicine Physician at Emergency & Aesthetic Medicine in Victoria, British Columbia
    Dr. Budlovsky is an emergency department physician at Victoria Jubileee Hospital who has worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic and who has used social media to post reliable messaging on self-care, coping, and clinical information.

More information can be found here.

This page last updated Feb 2, 2021 7:01pm PST