CMHA BC Invites you to a free public event

The following is sent on behalf of the Canadian Mental Health Association – BC Branch:

Free Public Event – 30 October 2013

Ready to feel better and get more out of life? Get some great, simple tips and learn more about these effective self-help resourcesand how you can access them at low to no cost in your community!

Dr. Chris Williams is a UK psychiatrist and internationally renowned expert in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). The event will feature two CMHA BC programs:

·         Living Life to the Full: Eight-session mental health promotion course created by Dr. Williams. The course leaves people with the inspiration and tools to get the most out of life. Suitable to people from all walks of life, from youth to seniors. Find out more at

·         Bounce Back: Reclaim Your Health: Created by CMHA BC, the Bounce Back program supports patients of primary care physicians. This skill-building program is designed to help adults experiencing mild to moderate symptoms of depression, low mood, or stress, with or without anxiety. Learn helpful skills from the comfort of your own home. Bounce Back uses materials created by Dr. Williams as the basis for the program. Find out more at

Wed, October 30, 2013
7–9pm, SFU Surrey Campus
Room SUR3310, 13450  102 Avenue
Surrey, BC

This event is free, but space is limited. Register early to save a seat!

About Dr. Chris Williams
Dr. Chris Williams is a Professor of Psychiatry and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. His primary clinical and research interest is in the area of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), with a focus on disseminating this approach more widely. He has developed both print- and computer-based self-help treatments for anxiety, depression, and bulimia, and is a respected CBT trainer and teacher.

As the nation-wide leader and champion for mental health, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) works towards ensuring everyone has access to the resources they need to maintain and improve mental health, build resilience and support recovery from mental illness.
Together with a network of more than 10,000 volunteers and staff across Canada, and 18 branches in BC, CMHA BC is moving forward our shared vision of mentally health people in a healthy society. Learn more about who we are and what we do at

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