Mental Health Recovery Partners - South Island

Hope and support for all

About Us

Mental Health Recovery Partners South Island (formerly BC Schizophrenia Society South Island) has been a proud and accomplished member of the mental health and substance use sector for over 50 years. MHRP is a recovery oriented charitable non-profit society whose objective is to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by mental health and substance use challenges. We do this by providing direct support, education, advocacy, and policy development. We are committed to hope and support for all experiencing mental health challenges with or without substance use. Our many programs and services provide help to people living with anxiety & depression, mood disorders, schizophrenia and other disorders.

Our Mission

Hope and support for all experiencing mental health issues with or without substance use through recovery strategies, education and advocacy in partnership with their supporters.

MHRP provides services for people with mental illness, regardless of their diagnosis, and the people who care about them. Approximately two-thirds of the people that we serve have schizophrenia or psychosis or a loved one with schizophrenia or psychosis, and one third have a mood disorder (bipolar disorder or major depression) or a loved one that does.

We also provide service to people with anxiety, borderline personality disorder, and other disorders. 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 and strategies to connect with resources. We provide service to people who have a mental illness with or without a substance use issue (concurrent disorder or dual diagnosis).

Our Vision

To support members of the community that struggle with mental health and/or substance use challenges with a recovery oriented approach. Living recovery is living a hopeful journey and doing your best despite adversity.