Submitted by heitzend on Thu, 04/22/2021 - 11:49

 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, 2020 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.

Hope & Healing of WNY will feature an international panel of esteemed speakers representing different disciplines within the behavioral health field. An additional panel of local experts will address mental health and substance abuse prevention, treatment, harm reduction and recovery in Chautauqua County.
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 Strong Starts Chautauqua, mindfulness, wellness and self-care are planned for the virtual event. 

Hope and Healing Conference of WNY 2021 Planning Committee Members include Chautauqua County Department of Mental Hygiene, Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services, Prevention Works, State University of New York at Fredonia, Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County, HOPE Chautauqua, Suicide Prevention Alliance of Chautauqua County, E2CC BOCES, Chautauqua Tapestry, Tobacco Free CCA, CombatAddictionCHQ and other local organizations.

Please join us for a one-day conference from the comfort of your computer on June 10.  This conference will include valuable information for the entire community addressing complex needs in mental health, chemical dependency, and wellness while celebrating successes in our region. This event is free and open to the public, and registration is required. To register, 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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