Submitted by heitzend on Fri, 06/04/2021 - 15:33

The Virtual Conference Will Focus on Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Resources in Chautauqua County and Region. 

MAYVILLE, N.Y.:-- The Hope and Healing Conference of Western New York (WNY) will be held virtually on Thursday, June 10, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The online event will include keynote speakers and educational webinars on mental health, chemical dependency, and other wellness topics that are available in Chautauqua County and our region as well as community resources. This year’s conference will explore the theme “The Art of Hope and Healing,” focusing on self-care and creativity in prevention, treatment and recovery.

The Hope and Healing planning committee is happy to announce the addition of a dedicated conference website this year. The website was added to easier facilitate registration and post important event information such as keynote speaker biographies and conference schedule.  The website address is www.hopeandhealingconference.com. The finalized conference schedule is now available there.

Hope & Healing of WNY will feature an international panel of esteemed speakers addressing the topic, “Arts and Creativity in Addiction and Mental Health Prevention, Treatment and Recovery.” A panel of local experts will address mental health and substance abuse prevention, treatment, harm reduction and recovery in Chautauqua County and Strong Starts Chautauqua will be presented by an additional panel of the program’s supportive team members.

A conference favorite, “FRED” Talks, brief and engaging presentations highlighting the art of hope and healing in Chautauqua County, will return this year. Other sessions on topics such as mindfulness, our local visitor’s bureau and vaping will round out the schedule.

This one-day conference is being presented virtually and can be enjoyed from the comfort of your computer on June 10. Sessions will run from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and you may select the sessions that you would like to attend. All day participation is not required. This event is free and open to the public, and registration is required. To register, you can go to www.hopeandhealingconference.com, find the event on Facebook by searching for Hope and Healing Conference of WNY 2021 for the Zoom registration link or call the Prevention Works office at (716) 664-3608.

Prevention Works. Treatment is Available. Recovery is Possible.



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