I’ve been a nurse for four years. I know that deep down inside, the reason why I chose this career is because of my own personal lived experience. I always think about the type of care that I would have wanted when I was growing up - I talk to every patient in a way that helps them understand that in that very moment, someone truly cares about them and wants to help.
Victoria Hospital Foundation Announces Over $250,000 In Technology Grants For Local Non-Profits To Improve Access To Care
Victoria Hospital Foundation has announced $254,843 in new technology grants to help non-profit organizations improve access to care through the Community Leveraging Technology For Innovation (CLTI) Grant program. The CLTI Grant program supports non-profits focused on mental health care and the care of older adults in improving their digital capacity in order to provide our community with better access to information and support.
When Marina De Luna joined the Victoria General Hospital Foundation as Stewardship and Grants Manager, her first day included a tour of the hospital. “It felt like a very familiar place and I was flooded with memories,” she recalls.
Ginette Volpato, recent Grand Prize winner of the Victoria General Hospital's 50/50 Raffle, shares her personal story of coping with mental health issues and why supporting mental health initiatives help provide our community with the care and tools needed.
The mental health of our community is our top priority. On Bell Let's Talk Day, we reached out to healthcare professionals at Victoria Hospital and our community partner Artbeat Studio to share some practical tips on things you can do daily or weekly to help care for and improve your mental health.