Stand By Me – a Fashion Show Fundraiser for Mental Health

Join us on October 18, 2017 from 6 – 9 pm at fabulous John Fluevog, 566 Johnson Street, Victoria BC as we present STAND BY ME

a Fashion Show Fundraiser for Mental Health, presented by John Fluevog and The Queen of Hartz.

Fashions by:
Outlooks for Men
Marmalade Tart
Mango’s Boutique and Accessories

Tickets: $50
All proceeds to Island Community Mental Health


Wed, 18 October 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT

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John Fluevog Shoes

566 Johnson Street

Victoria, BC V8W 3C6

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Mental Health Week – May 1 – 7, 2017

CMHA’s Mental Health Week is an annual national event that takes place during the first week in May to encourage people from all walks of life to learn, talk, reflect and engage with others on all issues relating to mental health. Visit for more information.

Canadian Mental Health Association sponsors Mental Health Week

ICMH Renovation Wins Commercial Building Award

The renovations to ICMH’s main office on Skinner Street has received an award at the 25th annual Commercial Building Awards gala.  We won in the Community Renovations category.

ICMH would like to thank architect Joe Newell, our contractors, donors, and staff, and community supporters, who made this very necessary renovation not only possible, but very successful.


ICMH Professional Development Series – Evidence-based Social Skills Training

ICMH is proud to present the latest in our Professional Development Series

Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS) is an evidence-based practice for teaching individuals social skills to individuals recovering from mental illness.

 Learn about the research, techniques, and philosophy behind friendships and intimate relationships using our youth centred psychosocial rehabilitation approach.


Instructor Pam Lewis (BA, BSN) is the Director of Community Program Development at Island Community Mental Health. She has worked in the mental health field for over 13 years. Pam is a certified instructor for PEERS, a Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills.

She has also developed an array of programs for the Young Adult Stream at ICMH using creativity, mindfulness and CBT techniques.



Thursday December 1, 2016  1:00-3:00 pm.

Refreshments Will Be Served

To RSVP Please call 250-389-1211 or email:


Congratulations to Monique Sekhon and her team of dedicated volunteers on their successful Care 2 Share Community Mental Health Awareness event on August 20th.  Speakers, Music, Information tables, and Performances greeted the many attendees that Saturday.

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Thank you for all your hard work in raising awareness of mental health and some of the organizations providing support and services to those recovering from mental illness.

In recognition of  Mental Health Week, the Zone invited Kaitlyn Nohr, from Housing Support and Rehabilitation,  to stop by for an interview last Friday.

Follow this link to listen:

ICMH offering Mindful Warrior Program

Come join us for a 6 week class that could be another step on your path to recovery

Mindful Warrior Program – a Path to Martial Wellness

We will be exploring mindfulness, meditation, lifestyle habits, assertiveness, basic Cognitive Behaviour Therapy techniques and how to regulate our emotions through the practice of martial arts.

Monday and Wednesday 1:30-2:30 STARTING MARCH 21st

This is open to people 19-35

This class will be taught at The Warrior Martial Wellness Centre  – #1- 3946 Quadra St

This class will be taught by Ken Marchetaler – 5th degree Black Belt with 25 years experience


Please sign up with Trudy through the GROW Program: 250 389 1211

ICMH’s Hip Hop Healing featured on CTV News

On February 26, CTV News featured a segment on ICMH’s Hip Hop Healing program, developed for young adults recovering from mental illness and/or substance use. You can watch the clip here:

January 21 – ICMH TweetChat on Mental Health – Join the Conversation

To join the conversation, use the hashtag #icmhchat

In support of Bell Let’s Talk day on January 27, you can use the hashtag #bellletstalk as well.

Tweet your questions, comments, and observations about mental health, stigma,
Can you encourage people to come with questions for Jasmine and me.

We will be covering a broad range of topics in 140 characters or less.

If it goes well, we will be doing another tweetchat on the Jan 27 – Bell Let’s Talk day.

January 27 is Bell Let’s Talk Day – Let’s End the Stigma around Mental Illness

Join the growing global conversation and support Canada’s mental health!

On January 27, talk, text, tweet and share to fight the stigma and grow Bell’s funding for Canadian mental health – let’s beat the record Bell Let’s Talk Day participation in 2015!

Join the conversation led by Clara Hughes and the Campaign Team, including Serena Ryder, Marie-Soleil Dion and Étienne Boulay, Michael Landsberg, Howie Mandel, Mary Walsh, Michel Mpambara and Stefie Shock.

Show your support

Tweet the hashtag  #BellLetsTalk

Share Bell Let’s Talk images on Facebook