Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Government of Yukon announces second phase of the 2022 Mental Wellness Summit

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This is a joint news release with the Council of Yukon First Nations.

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The second phase of the 2022 Mental Wellness Summit will take place from September 21 to September 23 at the Sternwheeler Hotel & Conference Centre and Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre.

The Yukon government, in partnership with the Council of Yukon First Nations is hosting this three-day event that will be a discussion on Integration and Innovation in Mental Wellness and Substance Use Support.

The Summit will bring together local, national and international leaders, partners, Yukoners and people with lived and living experiences. This second phase follows the two-day online Mental Wellness Summit held earlier this year.

Presenters will cover a range of topics including prevention, treatment, support services, aftercare and harm reduction models and solutions. The Yukon government and health system partners will also provide updates on the work underway to respond to the Substance Use Health Emergency declared earlier this year.

The summit is free and anyone interested can participate virtually by registering online. All sessions will be recorded for online viewing after the summit. Sessions on Wednesday, September 21 and Thursday, September 22 will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Summit will conclude with a half-day on Friday, September 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Due to space limitations, in-person attendance at the Summit is limited to invited guests. However, on September 21 and 22, evening sessions will be held at the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. These sessions are free and open to the public and light refreshments will be provided.

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