AFN National Mental Wellness Policy Forum

Perry Bellegarde, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN)
Perry Bellegarde, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN)

WINNIPEG – ANISHINABEK – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde will open the national Mental Wellness Policy Forum taking place March 25 and 26 in Winnipeg, MB.

DATE: Wednesday March 25, 2015
TIME: 9:00AM CT (National Chief Perry Bellegarde Opening Remarks)
LOCATION: Delta Winnipeg Hotel 350 St. Mary Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3C 3J2

Hosted by AFN, the two-day forum will gather more than 350 First Nation leaders, health directors and technicians to participate in educational sessions and workshops focused on the outcomes of good mental health. Under the theme: “Hope, Meaning, Belonging and Purpose”, forum delegates will hear from experts in the field, learn about existing mental wellness activities taking place across the country and discuss Non-Insured Health Benefits as it relates to mental wellness.

Forum highlights include an overview of the First Nations Mental Wellness Continuum Framework developed in partnership with Health Canada, the National Native Addictions Partnership Foundation and the Native Mental Health Association, and workshops dedicated to youth suicide prevention and addressing racism in health care. A full agenda is available at: AFN.CA

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