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Recovery is Personal

Description: This webinar will discuss the importance of strong working alliances between providers and people with lived experience, holistic approaches to recovery, affirming autonomy and focusing on strengths and personal responsibility.

Guest Speakers:

• Fiona Wilson is the Professional Practice Lead for Peer Support and the Manager of Patient and Family Collaborative Support Services at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. She trains and consults on recovery-oriented care, peer support, trauma-informed care and stigma. As a person with lived experience, Fiona has been a strong advocate and educator within the mental health system for over two decades.
• Brian McKinnon is the Community Development Coordinator with Alternatives, a counselling service in Toronto. He is a family member of a psychiatric intervention survivor and a long-time ally of the psychiatric survivor movement. Brian works with survivors, families and professionals to initiate and coordinate events to explain and promote the recovery approach, exploring alternatives to the medical model.

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