MPA Society is proud to have embarked on a collaboration with Mr. Haughian, by providing space at our Resource Centre for a drop-in clinic to assist individuals to prepare for Mental Health Review Boards.
In the Fall of 2016, MPA Society was approached by Mr. Brett Haughian to discuss concerns about individuals seeking representation at Mental Health Review Boards and the lack of assistance available to them. As an organization that is passionate about and dedicated to ensuring that people with mental illness receive the support they are entitled to and are offered information and opportunity to make informed decisions and choices about their health and recovery path, we were eager to explore possibilities.
MPA Society is proud to have embarked on a collaboration with Mr. Haughian, by providing space at our Resource Centre for a drop-in clinic to assist individuals to prepare for Mental Health Review Boards. With the support of MPA staff and the local mental health teams, the clinic was quickly publicized throughout the city and Mr. Haughian was able to assist many people who either had a scheduled hearing, or had questions about the process and their legal rights under the Act.
We congratulate the recent decision shared in the attached Press Release and celebrate the victory achieved that will now ensure funding to CLAS (Community Legal Assistance Society), to provide legal representation to qualifying individuals. We are grateful for the efforts and courage of all involved in making this happen! BC Public Interest Advocacy Centre Press Release