Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Can YOU Help?

So you've heard me talk about the UBC Interprofessional Health Mentors Program and what an amazing and rewarding volunteer experience this has been for me. (So much so that I hope to do a third cohort with the program!) I have only glowing things to say about the faculty and the students I  have had the pleasure to work with.

What I wanted to share with those of you who are local (living in the Metro Vancouver area) is that the program is in URGENT need of Health Mentors. I am putting the call out here in the hopes that some of you might be moved to step up and help shape the future of health care.

If you are someone who lives with a chronic illness or disability or care for someone who does, I urge you to share the benefit of your experience by applying to become a Health Mentor. I promise you, your story matters! Please take a moment to watch this short video that gives you an idea of the kind of impact you can have.




Inspiring, isn't it? Applications are being accepted for the program until July 31st, 2014 for the 2014/2015 session. You can click here for more information about becoming a Health Mentor. 

If you have any questions about my experience, feel free to get in touch by leaving me a comment and be sure to indicate an email address so I can respond. I'd be happy to talk to you about it. If you know someone you think would be a great Health Mentor, feel free to share this post with them! Thanks peeps!

2 comments:

Seth said...

Great of you to spread the word. Hopefully some people local to you answer the call!

Susan L. Greig said...

This is a wonderful program! A number of parents associated with BC Children's have also participated and only had great things to say about it.