JUNE 28: CLBC COVID-19 Update

Hey everyone, CLBC has invited staff, support workers, and home sharing providers join in their teleconference on Monday, June 28, from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. (PDT) with Nicholas Simons, Minister, Social Development and Poverty Reduction, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, Provincial Health Officer, to provide a COVID-19 update and to recognize the diligent and brave work of frontline support workers.

Call in: 1-877-353-9184 (participant code: 40896#)
Special Instructions:  Please start dialing in at 10:20 a.m.

You are invited to pre-submit COVID questions to CLBCInfo@gov.bc.ca by 12 p.m. on Thursday, June 24, using the words “JUNE 28 CALL” in the subject line.

For the latest information from CLBC, please visit their COVID-19 web page for service providers here.  You can also check out their full bulletin here.

Mental Health Week

Hey everyone, we are marking the end of 2021’s Mental Health Week with this post of resources we found through the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA):

As well as other articles published for Mental Health Week, and more resources gathered together by CLBC.

Wellness Together Canada also offers resources tailored to coping with COVID-19. You can find more on their webpage here.

There is also a YouTube version of the Health Care Access Research and Developmental Disabilities virtual course for families and caregivers called “Mental Health for Adults with Developmental Disabilities during COVID-19.” You can find that series of videos here.

BE PREPARED: Make a Plan!

As part of our Emergency Preparedness Week series, we are focusing today on making an EMERGENCY PLAN — that means have a plan on what you will do right away when an emergency happens.

There is a list of details to think about on the GetPrepared website, and this is a great place to start making your plan. It’s also important to think about any accessibility or disability related needs.

There is a video here you can watch that will help you with your planning – check it out!

GetPrepared.gc.ca

LINK! Sexual Health Education

PosAbilities is once again offering LINK! – Safety, Relationships, Sexuality training, starting May 11th. Their Sexual Health Education curriculum provides individuals with diverse abilities relevant sexual health information, and empowers them to explore their sexuality in a safe and healthy manner.

This free online program is being offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays (4-5:30 pm) to participants aged 19 years and older. For more information including the list of topics covered, dates and times, please see the poster attached. Registration is online here: https://www.laurelbc.ca/bc-2021/ Feel free to share the flyer!