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In response to COVID-19, we're continuing to adapt our operations. View our latest COVID-19 updates.

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Partnership with cohealth

The coronavirus COVID- 19 pandemic has disrupted our daily lives and impacted on our working environment in many ways. Despite the challenges, this has created an opportunity for us to explore our options and adjust our work activities to adapt to the new landscape and to prepare for the long term to sustain our innovations.

During this time, we have been able to successfully continue with our partnership work with cohealth. In late May, we facilitated two online Reflective Consultation Sessions with mental health teams from cohealth’s Western Psychosocial Support Services and Youth Residential Rehabilitation Services. Workers from both services were asked to reflect on their capacity to address diversity and enhance their own cultural responsiveness. The sessions generated enthusiastic discussion around opportunities to in-bed inclusive and culturally sensitive practices within their services. The teams will use this rich information to develop a service-specific cultural responsiveness plan to address the main issues that were identified. This will include both short term and longer-term goals and actions and will take into consideration their unique needs, capacity and other factors. 

We look forward to working with these services to implement some of their ideas and to support their work in this important area of mental health service delivery. 

We are hoping to plan more Reflective Consultation Sessions with other cohealth mental health teams in the coming months.