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

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If you are seeking support to help care for a loved one experiencing psychosis, we encourage you to attend our Family & Friends Support Group on the second and fourth Thursday of the month from 5pm-6:30pm or reach out to us to access Family Counselling or Family Peer Support by calling 250-384-4225 or emailing [email protected]

Early Psychosis Intervention Services (EPI) are still available through Island Health and you can reach them by email at [email protected] or call the Intake Clinician at 250-519-3856.

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. 

Family and Friends Group in the Saanich Peninsula

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 learn about mental illness in a group setting. This will be facilitated by MHRP-SI Staff.

The group will meet at Fünketown, 101-7161 West Saanich Road in Brentwood Bay on May 18, June 22, and July 27, from  2pm to 4pm.

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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

Therapeutic Photography will be back this July and August!

Registration is now open for the next Therapeutic Photography workshop happening on July 29, August 5, 12 and 19th (Mondays) from 4:30PM till 6:30PM.

The first session and last sessions will meet at our offices at 941 Kings Road, Victoria, BC while the second and third will be held at the Beacon Hill Park.

Come out and meet like-minded people, have fun and learn basic photography skills like the rule of thirds and rules of composition using your smartphone. 

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

 

Photos from the previous workshop: