Your Voice Matters
Mental Health Substance Use Advisory Committee
Since 2015, the Mental Health Substance Use Advisory Committee (MHSUAC) has been a key place for individuals with lived experience and their loved ones to connect directly with Island Health and community organizations. The Committee exists to give a voice to all in the Nanaimo community, lowering barriers, identifying needs, gaps and opportunities, and amplifying voices and fostering real conversation for change in our community.
Why Would I Participate?
Institutional change can be difficult, with many individual voices lost in the processes. The committee exists to advocate for better care, services, and program availability, particularly when a gap in the system is identified. It is a place of open communication, where we can celebrate the recovery journey, reduce stigma and give feedback on care.
The committee meets every month on the second Wednesday at 11:15AM. You can join the committee in person at the 1st floor board room at 528 Wentworth Street, or virtually via WebEx.
The committee communicates via a common mailing list, which anyone who has lived experience, or is caring for an individual with lived experience is welcome to join. If you have a Google account, you can request access through the link below. You can also request to be added manually by sending MHRP an email.