Hope and support for all
This program provides up to 12 free 1:1 support meetings for individuals experiencing mental health concerns and is offered by our trained peer supporters who are people with lived and living experience. Meeting someone where they are at in their wellness journey can make a huge impact. Clients meet with their matched peer supporter once a week out in the community over a coffee or perhaps for a walk. Please call our office at 250-384-4225 to register for this program.
The Transitional Discharge Model (TDM) of peer support is structured to deliver support to those who are currently admitted to the hospital due to mental health concerns. After connecting and meeting with peers while in the hospital, peer supporters continue to meet to provide support to their peers as they are discharged back into the community and continue to meet regularly for several months. TDM Peer Supporters are people who have a shared experience of coping with a mental health challenge, as well as experiences with previous psychiatric admissions. They use their experience to help support and promote hope with their peers.
This program provides emotional and practical support between two people who share a common experience. Drop-In Peer Support is a warm and welcoming space to find connection, coffee, tea, a snack, and resources. It is open to anyone regardless of diagnosis, with or without substance use. This drop-in group is peer facilitated and meets every Thursday from 2pm to 4pm at MHRP, 941 Kings Rd.
This program provides up to 12 free 1:1 support meetings for individuals who have a family member experiencing mental health concerns. Family peer supporters are people that have experience with a family member living with mental health concerns. Clients will meet with their family peer supporter once a week out in the community over a coffee or perhaps for a walk. Please call our office at 250-384-4225 to register for this program.
WRAP is an evidence-based personal relapse prevention plan that supports participants with developing their own personal wellness plan. In this workshop participants will learn about wellness tools and create action plans to put them into practice in their everyday life. Participants learn how to maintain their wellness by recognizing stressors and early warning signs and by developing coping strategies including having a crisis plan. This workshop is offered several times a year and is co-facilitated by two trained WRAP facilitators. To register, please call 250-384-4225 or email [email protected]
A free 6-week course for friends and family members of those experiencing mental health challenges that offers knowledge and skills to cope. There is a strong emphasis on psychosis and a new module that focuses on mood disorders. This program is offered four to six times a year depending on need and attendance and is facilitated by experienced staff members. Registration is required. To register please call our office at 250-384-4225 or email [email protected]
This mental health workshop is for youth designed by youth. We provide tangible tools for youth that can be used to support personal well-being and the mental health of those around them. The content of the workshop is accessible, evidence-based and informed by students with lived and living experience. We provide these workshops to address important topics pertaining to the mental health and well-being challenges that youth face and would be pleased to facilitate one at your school or organization if you are interested. Please call 250-384-4225 or email [email protected] to arrange a presentation or if you would like more information.
Partnership presentations and workshops are a poignant way of sharing knowledge, fostering hope, and reducing stigma. They offer first person accounts from people living with mental illness, mental health concerns, with or without substance use; as well as recovery partners such as family members, mental health workers, counsellors, and other professionals. Presentations and workshops can be tailored to the needs of participants. Please call 250-384-4225 or email: [email protected] to schedule a presentation or workshop.
This new facilitated art group is for members of the mental health and substance use community to find support for their wellness using their creative expression. Art skills are not required but rather the ability to know and express yourself through various media such as pencil, ink and paint. Through individual and group work, participants will find opportunities to express themselves and may find some peace of mind and positive emotions that come while creating art. Registration is not required. This drop-in group meets once a month on the 2nd Monday of every month from 11:00am to 12:30pm.
Monday, July 10th, 2023 will be the first meeting of the new Creative Mondays group.
This online 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 every Wednesday from 2:00pm-3:30pm on Zoom. Click here to go to the online Zoom meeting.
This in-person 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 every Monday from 2:00pm-3:30pm at MHRP, 941 Kings Rd. Registration is not required.
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.
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.
PRISM is an open and welcoming support and connection-based group that addresses the stigma associated with mental health challenges in the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. This group was developed and is facilitated by individuals that identify as 2SLGBTQIA+. This is a drop-in group and registration is not required. We meet the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 5:30pm-7:00pm at MHRP, 941 Kings Rd.
This monthly 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.
Offered to individuals who are struggling with their mental health and may need someone to talk to about their well-being or community resources. Our free one-hour long sessions will offer support, insight and coping techniques as well as strategies with the goal of getting our participants’ mental wellness back on track. Please call our office at 250-384-4225 to book an appointment.
Offered to friends and family members of loved ones of individuals who are experiencing mental health challenges. They may attend counselling with or without the individual who is experiencing the mental health concerns for up to six sessions. We kindly ask clients to call our office at 250-384-4225 to book an appointment.
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 will be available on Sundays this fall 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.
Our respite program provides short-term care to give relief and support to primary, unpaid, family caregivers. We work with families affected by severe mental illness, regardless of their diagnosis, with or without substance use. Each family is unique and our respite services are designed to meet the specific needs for each family. We recognize that the needs of family caregivers are often different to the needs of the family member that they are supporting. We supplement and enhance the ability of the family to provide care in the home. Our goal is to increase the quality of life for our clients and strengthen the family in their recovery journey.
In the broadest sense, respite simply means a break or reprieve. The services we provide are flexible in terms of duration. Respite services may range from a one-off visit, to a few hours a day for a few weeks or a few months. We do not provide overnight service. The duration of service is determined through a consultation process involving the family caregivers, the family member and professionals from our agency. Please contact our office at 250-384-4225 to learn more about our respite program or to book a consultation.
Our volunteers are happy to participate in our friendly caller program. Members of the community seeking connection and support by way of a phone call can sign up to be on our friendly caller list. Each week a volunteer will give each registrant a call on a prearranged day and time. Call our office at 250-384-4225 or email [email protected] to sign up.
Mental Health Recovery Partners South Island provides support and investment to those living with mental illness in our community through the provision of funds. We assist individuals by providing up to $300 (once per lifetime) to assist with recovery-related expenses. Please call our office at 250-384-4225 or email [email protected] to find out more information and how to apply.
Whether it’s for fundraising for a particular event or providing office support on a morning or afternoon, we always welcome new volunteers. Give us a call at 250-384-4225 or email [email protected] to discuss what is the right fit for you.