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ADVOCACY

 

TURNING INTEREST INTO ACTION

N2NPS has been busy advocating for nurses. From podcasts, public events, and fundraisers, N2NPS is here to advocate for and support nurses. Check out the list of previous advocacy events and contact us if you want to help with future endeavors.

UNA LOCAL 85:
NURSES WEEK CELEBRATION

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May 11, 2022

Sarah B., Katrina S. and Sarah K. provided psychological support to nurses at Sturgeon Community Hospital during nurses week celebration.

WORKERS MEMORIAL DAY

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April 28, 2022

Katrina S., Sarah B., Sarah K. attended the Workers Memorial Day ceremony in Edmonton, AB at Notley Park to honour the workers injured, suffered illness, or killed in Alberta workplaces. Advocate for improving mental health resources for nurses.

SANDRA PAYNE WELLNESS: 
END THE SILENCE PODCAST: DIVISION, REPRESSION AND COLLECTIVE TRAUMA IN THE NURSING PROFESSION

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 March 4, 2022

Guest Speaker Katrina Stephenson spoke of toxicity within the nursing profession that is flourishing during the pressures and division throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. After enduring repression and trauma, many nurses are on edge and feel silenced more than ever. Katrina speaks about how peer support can help improve the nursing culture.

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THE SHIFT CHANGE PODCAST:
EPISODE 14 (S3E1):
SOMETIMES NURSES NEED HELP TOO

12 Feb, 2022

Guest speaker Katrina S. was interviewed to discuss the mental health needs of nurses and how peer support can benefit healing.

 

OPERATION TANGO ROMEO;
THE TRAUMA RECOVERY PODCAST
EP. #151 NURSE 2 NURSE PEER SUPPORT

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 Nov 05, 2021

Guest Speakers Katrina S. and Fola V. Spoke to Mark Meincke in his podcast about Post Traumatic Stress Injuries and served as a reminder that you are not alone.

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NURSES SAY IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDED IN WAKE OF CALGARY HEALTH-CARE WORKER'S APPARENT OVERDOSE DEATH

BY BRITTANY GERVAIS, CALGARY HERALD

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Oct 10, 2021

N2NPS speaks about the mental health crisis and opioid crisis overwhelming the health care system. Nurses are bearing the brunt of that and N2NPS advocates for better mental health support.

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HUMAN RIGHTS & MENTAL HEALTH NURSING: EQUITY AND INCLUSION

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 October 27th, 2021

Nurse Wellness Through Peer Support - Fola V., and Sarah B. presented in a workshop discussing mental health struggles faced by nurses across Canada; provided examples of mental health supports, and advocated for positive changes for nurse recognition across Canada.

NURSES VOICES PODCAST - 
WHEN TRAUMA HITS HOME: NURSES’ MENTAL HEALTH WITH KATRINA S.  AND SARAH B.

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October 26th, 2021

Guest Speakers Katrina S. and Sarah B.  advocated for mental health support for nurses by sharing lived experiences.

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EMPOWERMENT EDUCATION SERIES

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September 20, 2021

N2NPS hosted WESUP and BC Human Rights Clinic to provide education and empower nurses. Education regarding rights in the workplace when it comes to mental health injury and substance use disorder in nursing.

 
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TRAUMATIZED NURSES FIGHTING TO GET MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT AMID FOURTH WAVE

Written by Brittany Gervais  in the Calgary Herald

September 18, 2021

N2NPS spoke with a journalist regarding the struggles nurses are experiencing during the Covid-19 pandemic and the lack of mental health support. N2NPS is advocating to improve the lives and working conditions of nurses throughout the pandemic.

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NURSES EMPOWERING NURSES:
FUNDRAISER MOTORCYCLE RIDE  EVENT

August 14th, 2021

Sarah B., Katrina S., and  Fola V.  partnered with Harley Davidson to coordinate and execute a motorcycle “fun run” ride with donations going towards the N2NPS organization.

SANDRA PAYNE WELLNESS: END THE SILENCE PODCAST:
MERGING SPIRITUALITY AND MENTAL WELLNESS WITH FOLA VERITAS RPN

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July 20, 2021

Guest Speaker Fola V. discusses how nurses can promote wellness through integrating traditional healing modalities and modern scientific knowledge.

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IGNITED EVENTS WEBINAR: 
EXAMINING THE PHYSIOLOGICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL TOLL ON NURSES AND THE SIGNIFICANCE OF BUILDING NURSING SUPPORT SYSTEMS

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May 28th, 2021

Guest Speakers Katrina S. and Sarah B.- Discussing the global systemic issues that affect nursing wellness and advocating for increased awareness and changes to current health care systems. Advocating for increased mental health support and legislation changes that recognize the risks involved with the nursing profession.

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SANDRA PAYNE WELLNESS: 
END THE SILENCE PODCAST: REALITIES OF PTSD IN NURSING WITH KATRINA STEPHENSON  R.N.

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April 15, 2021

Guest Speaker Katrina Stephenson spoke of the difficulties faced by nurses with PTSD. Katrina advocates for increased mental health support for nurses as well as advocating for culture change within nursing through peer support. 


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SANDRA PAYNE WELLNESS: 
END THE SILENCE PODCAST: NURSING TRAUMA WITH SARAH BOHACHYK, R.N.

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February 12th, 2021

Guest Speaker Sarah Bohachyk spoke of decreasing the stigma of mental health struggles for nurses by sharing lived experiences, advocating for change, and offering hope.


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 SILENCE FEEDS THE STIGMA BEAST, SO HIDE NO MORE, SAYS ‘NURSE WITH A PTSD JACKET’ - BY KATRINA STEPHENSON

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United Nurses of Alberta NewsBulletin Summer 2020 Volume 44, Number 2, pages 20-21.

Katrina wrote an article regarding her PTSD diagnosis and made a Call to Action to change the stigma regarding nurses and their mental health struggles.

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UNA LOCAL 85 MEETING:
GUEST SPEAKER SARAH BOHACHYK RN

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 December 3rd, 2020

Guest Speaker Sarah Bohachyk shared her personal experience of work-induced PTSD with fellow Registered Nurses and advocated for nurse wellness.