SafeCare BC, Canadian Mental Health Association BC Division, and CheckingIn are working together to produce a podcast and video series for caregivers that will be released in 2023.

We want to hear from you about the topics you would like to listen and learn more about. We are also looking for people who would like to share their own stories of lived experience with mental health.

The podcast aims to reduce stigma around mental health in the healthcare profession and shed light on the difficulties caregivers face, while also providing accessible resources and support for those who need it.

We are looking for individuals who may be interested in participating in any capacity: providing feedback on content, providing suggestions on topics/themes, speaking on the podcast, being recorded for the video series. 

To let us know what topics you’re interested in, take this survey. If you would like to share your story, please reach out to Sommer Hines from CheckingIn at

Care2Listen Episodes

Episode 8 | Stacy Ashton

Stacy Ashton, executive director of the Crisis Centre of B.C., discusses the lessons she has learned throughout her career and the importance of staying soft in the face of difficult circumstances.

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Episode 7 | Florence Williams

I had been doing some work with my therapist. I still had a therapist that I was working with and I had made peace with my father, and I was able to say I am Squamish, but that was three years ago. So it’s been in the last three years that I can honestly say that I am proud to be Squamish and I feel like I’m home.

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Episode 6 | Mikhail Nisenboym

I think a lot of, even family members, they struggle with this on a daily basis, having to fight, you know, guilt and things that they, you know, putting their loved ones and surrendering loved ones to a place like where I work.

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Episode 5 | Tonya Neufeld

A lot of the suicides we’ve seen recently, you know, people that it feels like it’s out of the blue, but I’m sure that person was struggling for a long time and was just trying to cover it up. So, I think breaking the stigma and myself openly talking about it and bringing it up like it’s any other conversation.

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Episode 4 | Bernard Piprah

If somebody is coming to me at a place of burnout, it’s so understandable, especially in the last few years with, you know, the toll on the healthcare system and so many healthcare workers who are like the core of the healthcare industry haven’t necessarily been feeling that way, feeling valued.

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Episode 3 | Kara Acheson

I’m nervous to fail. I guess you’re always worried that you’re not necessarily good enough or that you might not succeed, or likewise, is this actually what I want to do?

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