Partnership Presentations

Partnership Education is a very personal and compelling presentation utilizing a panel of three people who offer their personal perspectives on mental illness from the point of view of a person living with a mental illness, a family member and a mental health service provider. The presentation also includes an overview of the major mental illnesses, an interactive exercise (time permitting) and an opportunity for question and answers.

One in five of us will have a mental illness at some point in our lives. This means that we will ALL be touched by mental illness whether it is ourselves, friends, family members, co-workers or other people involved in our lives through our work, churches, hobbies or community groups. The goal of Partnership Education is to raise awareness and provide information about mental illness, dispel the myths surrounding mental illness, reduce stigma and fear, and spread a message of hope about early intervention and treatment.


  • Introduction
  • Personal Stories (person living with a mental illness, family member, mental health professional)
  • Questions and discussion
  • Interactive exercise (time permitting)
  • Evaluations

Handouts provided

Time needed:

  • One and a half hours
  • We can adjust the presentation to shorter or longer times as is available.

Supplies needed:

  • Water for speakers.

If you would like to book a presentation or if you have any questions, please contact Tara at the Mental Illness Family Support Centre at 250-260-3233 or

A program of the BC Schizophrenia Society

All Services and Programs Are Free

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