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 CheckingIn at hello@checkingin.co.

Care2Listen Episodes

Episode 13 | Dr. Julia Smith

Dr. Julia Smith discusses the impact of moral distress on healthcare workers, emphasizing the need for structural support and the importance of recognizing care work’s value to address health inequities and the mental health challenges faced by those in the healthcare sector.

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Episode 11 | Jonathan Orr

Jonathan Orr, a Provincial Crisis Intervention Specialist, opens up about his personal experiences with addictdion, and shares how he uses these experiences to support others and influence positive change.

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Episode 9 | Shannon Hart

Shannon Hart is a caregiver and the author of “The Patient Doesn’t Come First, You Do”. A registered nurse for more than 15 years, she is a caregiver at work and at home.

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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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Episode 2 | Heather Cooke

Workplace incivility is really one of the most pervasive forms of antisocial workplace behavior, and yet its subtlety makes it really difficult to detect. Uncivil behavior really is notably mundane. It’s things like rude behavior, condescending behavior, ostracizing or exclusionary behavior that otherwise appears as everyday interaction.

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