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

The Therapeutic Photography has just concluded, giving the participants new and upgraded smartphone photography skills. Look at some of the amazing photos they have captured during the workshop.


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.