Multi-division partnership means optimal care for mental health and substance use patients in Northern Gulf Island rural communities
November 4, 2019
Improving access to mental health services is a top priority for divisions across BC, but many divisions experience logistical challenges in achieving this goal—particularly rural and remote communities. To address barriers to access in rural communities—such as geographical distance, transportation limitations, and/or financial barriers—the Rural and Remote Division of Family Practice (Gabriola Chapter), Campbell River and District Division of Family Practice, and the Comox Valley Division of Family Practice utilized funding from the Shared Care Committee to develop the Northern Gulf Island and Gold River Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) project. The project, initiated in October 2017, uses a team-based care approach to provide timely support for patients experiencing mental health or substance use issues in five rural communities: Cortes, Quadra, Hornby, and Denman Islands, and the Village of Gold River. Read more...
Patients take active role with medical team for better results
Campbell River Mirror
September 26, 2018
(From left) Patient Sherilyn Redekopp, family doctor Dr. William Prinsloo, and surgeon Dr. Leanne Wood discuss Redekopp’s patient passport for her colon cancer surgery. Photo: Island Life Photographics
What Matters to You?
In partnership with the Patient Voices Network’s Oversight & Advisory Committee and health care organizations across the province, the BC Patient Safety and Quality Council are encouraging providers to have “What matters to you?” conversations each and every day with the people they support or care for. Because patients are the true experts on their own needs and experiences – asking, listening and responding to what matters to patients is a key feature of patient- and family-centred care.
Child and Youth Mental Health Substance Use Referral Helper
The Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use Referral Helper referralmap.crh-er.ca is an online resource developed by the Campbell River and District Division of Family Practice under the CYMHSU Collaborative to support clinicians in discharge planning for children and youth who present to the Campbell River Emergency Department. Designed for use by Physicians, Medical Residents, Locums, Crisis Teams, Social Work and Aboriginal Health; it can also be used by other professionals needing information on resources and referral pathways to CR Community services including island-wide resources for Aboriginal services.
The tool has 4 main referrals streams:
- Mental Health
- Substance Use
- Sexual Assault
- Child Protection
Based on the referral stream selected, the Referral Helper presents the user with a few short questions and then proposes the most appropriate referral options. Supporting documents such as assessments and screening tools are organized by referral stream for easy access and reference.
Simply click on referralmap.crh-er.ca to access and feel free to share. Please note that all information contained on the site has been checked for accuracy to the best of our ability. Organizations/agencies will be asked to verify content ongoing to maintain current and accurate information. The site will be in a pilot phase until March 2018.
Local Action Team Supports Child and Youth Mental Health
September 12, 2017
Tracy Kennedy was becoming increasingly alarmed by the rates of youth suicide in Campbell River. As the as Director of Instruction, Student Services & Safe Schools for School District 72, knew that something had to be done. “Our community has had enough suicides,” said Kennedy. “We need to do whatever we can to keep our kids safe."
Kennedy had heard about an exciting new initiative called the Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use (CYMHSU) Collaborative ... she reached out to Campbell River and District Division of Family Practice Executive Director Christine Colbert.
Read Full Press Release: Campbell River Local Action Team Supports Child and Youth Mental Health.pdf
Community Enjoys FETCHing Resource!
Campbell River Mirror
February 10, 2016
The Campbell River and District Division of Family Practice has launched Year Two of “FETCH,” a community web-based resource that helps the public and health care providers access comprehensive information about community health and social services in the region.
FETCH (For Everything That’s Community Health) is an online, public, user-friendly, searchable website at campbellriver.fetchbc.ca. Starting Feb. 12, Shaw’s Ch. 4 will air a feature on this valuable community resource. Read the full story >
Watch the video (compliments of Shaw TV) >
Campbell River and District Division of Family Practice Launches FETCH,
A Public Online Resource for Community Health and Social Services
August 13, 2015
The Campbell River and District Division of Family Practice is pleased to announce the launch of “FETCH” (For Everything That’s Community Health). FETCH is a new, community web-based resource that helps the public and health care providers access comprehensive information about community health and social services in the Campbell River area. Read the full press release >