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Mental Health Impacts, Inequities and Investments for BC’s Recovery — CMHA COVID-19 Webinar

August 12, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

 Many months have passed since COVID-19 was declared a public health emergency. We have all had to adjust to a “new normal” where we socially distance and adhere to strict guidelines to minimize the spread of the virus. These efforts have kept many of us physically safe, but have had a tremendous impact on our mental health and wellness. Women, parents with children, and those already experiencing health and social harms —Indigenous peoples, people of colour, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+ folks, and people with low incomes—are among the most impacted.

In this webinar, CMHA BC will convene a panel of community leaders and researchers to discuss the latest statistics on how people are coping, how the pandemic has revealed and deepened existing inequities, and how the Province can invest for better mental health.


Dr. Nel Wieman, 

First Nations Health Authority

Dr. Cornelia (Nel) Wieman works for the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) as the Acting Chief Medical Officer, Mental Health & Wellness and as an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University.

Dr. Emily Jenkins, 

University of British Columbia

Dr. Emily Jenkins, a registered nurse, is an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of British Columbia. She brings extensive clinical and research expertise from acute and community mental health and substance use settings.

Julia Kaisla,

CMHA North West Vancouver

Julia has led the CMHA North West Vancouver branch in the role of Executive Director for the last three years. The CMHA NWV branch provides low cost counselling, peer support and navigation, mental health housing, homeless outreach services, employment support and training.


August 12, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm




Canadian Mental Health Association