Mental Health Recovery Partners - South Island

Hope and support for all

How We Help

Mental Health Recovery Partners South Island provides programs and services for people with mental illness, with or without substance use, regardless of their diagnosis. We also offer a variety of services for family members and friends supporting their loved ones. We do this by offering a range of options including 1:1 peer support, group support, individual and family counselling, education, advocacy and policy development. Sometimes people do not have a diagnosis but are behaving in a way that leads others to believe that they have a mental illness. We can assist in this situation with support, information, navigation and strategies to connect with resources. We believe in hope and support for all. We are centrally located in Quadra Village and are open Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm.

Wellness Groups

Therapeutic Photography

April 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2024
4PM - 6PM

Learn basic photography skills using smartphone to share your unique mental health journey.

Registration required.

Please call 250-384-4225 or email [email protected] to register.

Hope and Recovery Support Group

Mondays In-Person 2:00-3:30pm

This group is for people with lived and living experience of mental illness. This is a safe space where people share their experiences, wisdom and hope to support each other with their mental health recovery. This drop-in group is peer facilitated and meets in-person every Monday from 2:00pm-3:30pm at MHRP, 941 Kings Rd. and online every first Wednesday of the month from 2:00pm-3:30pm on Zoom.

Click the button below to go to the Zoom meeting.

Family and Friends Support Group

2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, 5:00-6:30 pm

This in-person group is for the family members or friends of a loved one experiencing mental health concerns.

This is a friendly drop-in group facilitated by an experienced family member and registration is not required. We meet every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 5pm-6:30pm at MHRP, 941 Kings Rd.

Early Psychosis Intervention (EPI) Group

Every 3rd Thursday of the month from 5:00pm-6:30pm

This in-person group is for family members of an individual experiencing early psychosis. It runs in collaboration with the Island Health EPI Program and is facilitated by an Island Health clinician and a facilitator from our team.

This is a drop-in group and registration is not required. We meet every 3rd Thursday of the month from 5pm-6:30pm at MHRP, 941 Kings Rd.

Featured Services

Women's Support Circle (NEW!)

Come join a safe and supportive space for self-identified women and non-binary people to connect and share lived experience relating to mental health with one another.

This group is peer facilitated and meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from 4:30pm to 6:00pm (starting January 10th, 2024) at the MHRP SI offices at 941 Kings Rd. Registration is not required. 

1:1 Support for Family Members and Loved Ones (New Pilot Program!)

This new program is an extension of our services for family members and loved ones of people experiencing mental illness or mental health challenges, with or without substance use in the Saanich Peninsula. This expansion will offer a comfortable, quiet, and safe space to explore problem solving, receive emotional support and to and learn about mental illness. A mental health worker is available to walk shoulder to shoulder with families on their recovery journey.

Individual sessions are available by appointment at Fünketown, 101-7161 West Saanich Road in Brentwood Bay. Call 250-384-4225 or email [email protected] to book an appointment or find out more. 

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Men's Social Circle

This drop-in group is for male-identified individuals. This is social safe space to enjoy friendly conversation and discuss a wide variety of topics including men’s mental health and related interests. This group is peer-facilitated and meets the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month from 4:30pm to 6pm at the MHRP SI offices at 941 Kings Rd. Registration is not required.

About PRISM:

PRISM (People Respecting Intersectionality and Sexuality in Mental Health) is an open and welcoming support and connection-based group addressing the stigma associated with mental health challenges in the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. The group is facilitated and developed by individuals that identify as 2SLGBTQIA+. PRISM is a drop-in group (no registration necessary) and takes place every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 5:30pm-7:00pm in person at MHRP. 

Recent News

Antidepressant Skills Workshop - February and March 2024

MHRP SI will be conducting a 4-week antidepressant skills workshop to help people with depression, low mood, and seasonal affective disorder to reactivate their lives, change negative thinking patterns, and solve problems as they arise.

The workshop will run from February 16 and will end on March 8, 2024, 1PM – 3PM at our offices at 941 Kings Road, Victoria, BC.

Registration is required. Please call or email us to save you a seat.

Happening in March 2024!

Naked Bungy Jump

 

We are thrilled to announce that the Naked Bungy Jump for Mental Health is back for its 18th year happening on March 2nd and 3rd, 2024!

Take that leap from a height of 150 feet over the scenic Nanaimo River. Embrace the thrill, break the stigma, and help us raise funds so we can continue to provide life-saving, free, and accessible mental health support services and programs on Vancouver Island.

Registration has already started. Space is limited and quickly sells out, so don’t wait till the last minute! Please visit https://www.wildplay.com/naked-bungy or call 1-855-595-2251 to book your jump time or learn more about this event. If you want to know how to donate or pledge to a jumper, please call or email us!

Therapeutic Photography - April 2024

MHRP SI is excited to bring you Therapeutic Photography this April.

Starting with the basics, learn new smartphone camera skills to share your unique mental health journey. 

Join our small supportive creative community.

April 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2024 4PM – 6:00PM at 941 Kings Road, Victoria, BC

Please call 250-384-4225 or email [email protected] to register.

May 24th is Early Psychosis and Schizophrenia Awareness Day

Approximately 3% of people will experience psychosis at some point in their life. 1 in every 100 people will be diagnosed with schizophrenia.

Awareness and understanding are key to providing support for those living with psychosis and schizophrenia.

In honour of Psychosis and Schizophrenia Awareness Day, May 24th, the Schizophrenia Society of Canada invites the public to view the short film ‘Follow My Brain’: https://www.followmybrain.com/film, which shares Cam Webster’s story from the onset through to recovery from Schizoaffective disorder.

Mental Health Recovery Partners South Island (MHRP SI) provides free and accessible services for individuals and families with mental health concerns, including an Early Psychosis Intervention Group for family members of individuals experiencing early Psychosis, every 3rd Thursday of the month from 5pm-6:30pm at 941 Kings Road.

Click here for more information about MHRP SI programs and services.