WHAT IS THE GRIEF, BEREAVEMENT & MENTAL HEALTH SUMMIT?
COVID-19 has had significant socio-economic impacts on grief and bereavement throughout B.C., adversely affecting the mental health of British Columbians, particularly those of vulnerable populations.
The first of a series of activities to enhance grief and bereavement support in B.C., The Grief, Bereavement & Mental Health Summit will examine the Metamorphosis of Grief and Bereavement and the transformation with the advent of COVID-19 and as we move into an environment of integration during the recovery phase.
The Summit will provide a collaborative platform for interdisciplinary education, idea sharing, and awareness regarding grief, bereavement and mental health in light of COVID-19. Together, attendees will analyze current gaps to better support the future mental health of British Columbians.
WHO CAN ATTEND?
The Grief, Bereavement & Mental Health Summit 2021 is open to everyone with an interest in advancing grief and bereavement support in BC. The program will be separated by three streams:
- Caregivers & Grievers
- Interdisciplinary Teams
- Funders, Policy Makers, and Senior Stakeholders
Session topics for each stream will be geared to the predominant group of people within that stream. However, all attendees are welcome to attend any session of any stream.