The conference follows a similar format from year to year; a family panel which allows attendants to hear other persons stories about what it is like to care for someone with a mental health issue, and learn some ideas and tips for coping and staying healthy. This is followed by a key note speaker and an expert in an area of mental health or self-care. The afternoon consists of breakout sessions that talk about various specific diagnoses and provide specific information and treatment options; attendants have the opportunity to choose the topics that they want to learn about.
The committee is made up of volunteers from various sectors in the community; health care professionals, support group leaders, as well as family of consumers and consumers of mental health.
The LWMI conference is a nonprofit provincial conference that has been in existence for 23 years. Approximately 200 people attend the conference on an annual basis including consumers of mental health and their families and friends as well as professionals and students of health care.
Liz Letwiniuk - Chairperson