MHRP South Vancouver Island offers support groups for people with lived experience of mental illness and for family and friends of people with a mental illness. All groups are offered free of charge.   No referral is required.  We offer many different programs to support you on your journey. Please look at our calendar to see our programs, or contact us at or 250-384-4225.

Support groups are currently virtual due to COVID-19. Check out the calendar for up to date meeting dates/links.

For Family Members & Friends

Family & Friends Support Group

For family and friends of a loved one with a mental illness (2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, 7-830 pm)

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Meeting ID: 824 1505 6547

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Early Psychosis Monthly Support Group for Families

We welcome family members and friends of young people experiencing early onset psychosis (psychosis, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, with/without substance use).
Gain information about first episode psychosis, strategies to enhance recovery, and share insights with others in a similar situation.

DROP IN: no referral/registration required/no cost

TIP: You may also wish to consider our free Family Education Course “Family Recovery
Journey” 5 sessions 4x per year. Register through or call 250-384-4225

Every month on the third Thursday 5-6:30 via Zoom.

Jan 21, Feb 18, Mar 18, Apr 15, May 20, Jun 17, July 15…

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***Please see our meeting calendar for specific dates***