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The Nanaimo Women’s Centre responds to a range of issues affecting families

October 27th, 2015 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on The Nanaimo Women’s Centre responds to a range of issues affecting families)

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picture 647pfr banner workingThe Women’s Centre in Nanaimo designs its core work around strengthening women and families to create healthier communities in the mid-Island region. [image: istockphoto]

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Nanaimo Women’s Centre reflects on busy year with big accomplishments

October 13th, 2015 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Nanaimo Women’s Centre reflects on busy year with big accomplishments)

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pfr banner workingThe Nanaimo Women’s Centre has been using a creative community model — building pathways of social inclusion and engagement for families marginalized by trauma, poor mental health, or addictions.

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Vancouver Island communities are working to address the risks associated with hoarding

February 23rd, 2015 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Vancouver Island communities are working to address the risks associated with hoarding)

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picture 613Hoarding is increasingly recognized as a significant problem within the Island Health region. An estimated 1 in 25 people have some level of hoarding behaviour, and about 11,000 homes may have a hoarding problem in the Greater Victoria area.

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Your weight is not your worth: Love our bodies, love ourselves

January 25th, 2015 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Your weight is not your worth: Love our bodies, love ourselves)

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picture 604British Columbia’s annual provincial eating disorders awareness campaign begins February 1, 2015 — on Facebook hereon Twitter here

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On best intentions, quitting quitting, and how-tos for quitting smoking

January 22nd, 2015 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on On best intentions, quitting quitting, and how-tos for quitting smoking)

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picture 269Quitting smoking is among the top ten in most lists of new year’s resolutions, but nicotine, the drug in cigarettes and smokeless tobacco, is one of the most addictive substances known. It is considered to be as addictive as cocaine or heroin.

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Men, mental health, and moving discussion out of the shadows

January 13th, 2015 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Men, mental health, and moving discussion out of the shadows)

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picture 601“We have inculcated a culture in our society that men have to be tough, men have to be strong. Our society is very good at punishing gender deviation in men. Weakness is not considered to be masculine.” — Dr. Don McCreary (Toronto Men’s Health Network)

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