Parkin is looking forward to attending the European Health Design Conference, hosted in London, UK from June 13–15. Our team will make a presentation on Transforming Mental Health Design in Session #21. The exemplary project will be the Red Fish Healing Centre for Mental Health and Addiction in Coquitlam, BC.
The Red Fish Centre for Mental Health and Addiction is arguably the first large, standalone behavioural health centre dedicated to treating concurrent disorders of mental health and addictions. The Centre focuses on recovery, trauma reduction, family therapy, and First Nations culture. The local Kwikwetlem First Nation contributed to the facility’s design by including indigenous murals and art, the incorporation of a room for spiritual healing activities, and the erection of a “House Post”—the first to be raised in their traditional lands in over a century, carved from a 600-year-old cedar tree.
For a sneak peek of the preliminary programme, click here.