Programs and Services

Hope and support for all

Peer Support Programs

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. 

To register, please call 250-384-4225, or fill out the online request form below:

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. 

To register, please call 250-384-4225, or fill out the online request form below:

Transitional Discharge Model (TDM) Peer Support

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.

Drop-In Peer Support (DIPS)

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 The Mental Health Recovery Partners office (941 Kings Rd, Victoria, BC). No registration or signup required! Drop by and join us. 

Education Programs

WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan)

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]

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 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.

To book a presentation or request more info, call 250-384-4225 or email [email protected]

Partnership Presentations

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.

To book a presentation or request more info, call 250-384-4225 or email [email protected]

Support Groups

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 first Wednesday of the month from 2:00pm-3:30pm on Zoom. Click the button below to join the group on Zoom:

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 The Mental Health Recovery Partners office (941 Kings Rd, Victoria, BC). No registration or signup 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 The Mental Health Recovery Partners office (941 Kings Rd, Victoria, BC). No registration or signup required!

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+.

We meet the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 5:30pm-7:00pm at The Mental Health Recovery Partners office (941 Kings Rd, Victoria, BC). No registration or signup required! Drop by and join us. 

Men's Social Circle

This drop-in group is for male-identified and non-binary 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 Mental Health Recovery Partners office (941 Kings Rd, Victoria, BC). No registration or signup required! Drop by and join us.

Women's Support Circle

This drop-in group is for female-identified and non-binary individuals. This is a safe and supportive space to connect and share lived experience related to mental health.

This group is peer-facilitated and meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from 4:30pm to 6pm at The Mental Health Recovery Partners office (941 Kings Rd, Victoria, BC). No registration or signup required! Drop by and join us.  

Counselling

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.

Additional Programs

Respite Program

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. 

Call us at 250-384-4225 or email [email protected] to learn more about our respite program or to book a consultation. 

Friendly Caller Program

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 us at 250-384-4225 or email [email protected] to sign up.

Memorial Fund

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. 

Call us at 250-384-4225 or email [email protected] to find out more information.

Volunteer at MHRP

Whether it’s for fundraising for a particular event or providing office support on a morning or afternoon, we always welcome new volunteers. 

Call us at 250-384-4225 or email [email protected] to discuss what’s the right fit for you!