Programs and Services

Hope and support for all

Peer Support

Peer Support

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.

Family Peer Support

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.

Education

WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan)

WRAP is a 6-week workshop that is offered several times throughout the year. It is an evidence-based personal relapse prevention plan that helps participants achieve their wellness goals. In this workshop, participants learn how to maintain their wellness by learning from their relapses, recognizing early warning signs, developing coping strategies and even develop a crisis plan. This workshop is offered by two trained WRAP facilitators. To register, please call 250-384-4225 or email [email protected]

Family Recovery Journey

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]

Youth Education Workshops

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

A poignant presentation of their personal stories, by first person accounts from people with living experience and partners such as a mental health worker, counsellor or other professionals in the mental health field. We can adapt our presentations to the interests of your group. For example, a law class may want to learn more about the Mental Health Act or a mental health group may want to focus on psychosis. Please call 250-384-4225 or email [email protected] to arrange a presentation.

Support Groups

Creative Wednesdays

This online group is for people with lived and living experience of mental illness.  People share how having a creative practice has influenced their mental health recovery. Group members also have the opportunity to share and discuss their creative works or ways they are inspired by others’ creativity, in a supportive and safe space. This drop-in group is peer facilitated and meets every Wednesday from 11am-12:30pm on Zoom. Click here to go to the online Zoom meeting.

Online Hope and Recovery Support 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.

In-Person Hope and Recovery Support Group

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.

Family and Friends Support Group

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

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 (People Respecting Intersectionality and Sexuality in Mental Health)

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 5pm-6:30pm at MHRP, 941 Kings Rd.

Counselling

1:1 Support Counselling

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.

Family Counselling

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.