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Mental Health Matters | UNITI and the Self Advocates of Semiahmoo

September 21, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am PDT

Mental Health Matters: Taking Care Of Yourself

With the last year and a bit, Covid-19 has taught us a lot about ourselves and our community. Take some time to listen to registered UNITI Counsellor, Shabnam (Shab) Khan RPC, MPCC; Self Advocates of Semiahmoo (SAS) member, Asma Patel; and other SAS members discuss how they have made mental health a priority over the last year and a half.

Shab Khan will discuss how organizations can start their own Mental Health and Wellness Services. She will also share information about mental health for family members, caregivers, and people who are supported by CLBC.

Asma Patel will share her experience to inspire people who are working to take care of their mental health and for people who want to help others. She will explain how the SAS Mental Health Committee and SAS Community Committee rallied to take care of each other and the community in creative and impactful ways.

This will be an interactive presentation with personal and professional take-aways and time for questions.





Shab Khan is a Registered Family Counsellor and a Masters’ Practitioner in Clinical Counselling. Shab also takes on other roles at Semiahmoo House Society, a Person Centred Training Candidate (PCT), and a team member in Restorative Practices. Shab believes in having good conversations with people she works with. Each and every person is unique and they all have their own stories to share, to be heard, to connect, and to build a meaningful relationship. Shab enjoys spending time and traveling with her family. She loves nature, reading, and socializing.

Asma Patel has been a member of the Self Advocates of Semiahmoo (SAS) for 3 years. She says that SAS has taught her to advocate for herself, and for others. SAS events that she has been a part of include; the Clothing Sale, Canada day, Karaoke Night, and Speaker Series. She has also gone to several Inclusion BC conferences Fundraising and advocating for beach wheelchairs is something she is very passionate about. Asma works as a receptionist for the Semiahmoo House Society. For fun she enjoys basketball and bowling with Special Olympics.

To stay connected and learn about the Self Advocates of Semiahmoo please follow them on Facebook at @SelfAdvocateSAS


You can learn more about the Virtual Learning Series and watch our past events by visiting the Inclusion BC Website today.

Should you have questions about registration please contact Event Manager Lya Iglesias by phone at 250-891-5384 or by email at


September 21, 2021
10:00 am - 11:30 am PDT
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Jillian Glennie