ICMH Hosting TRICOM Building Maintenance Job Fair – March 23

On March 23, 10am – 11am, at our 125 Skinner Street location, ICMH will be hosting a job fair with TRICOM Building Maintenance Ltd.

TRICOM is offering multiple job locations, shifts, and full-time and part-time positions.

Bring your resume and dress for an on-the-spot interview

For more information, contact Dawn Twin at 250-884-2451

Domcor to offer Basic Security Training Course at ICMH


Register now for the upcoming basic security training course. This course will also include, Two Way Radio Procedures & Report Writing for Security Professionals and Professional Work Ethics.

Basic Security Training

Day 1 – Day 5: January 25 – 29   8:30 am to 4:30 pm

The purpose of this 40-hour course is to provide basic knowledge of the duties and responsibilities of uniformed security guards.  This course is required for licensing as a security patrol employee in British Columbia.

Report writing for Security Professionals

Day 6 February 01  8:30 am to 12:30 pm

This course will assist the security individual to become a true professional with the ability to comprehensively and effectively communicate through well written reports.  The course will lay out what a report is, how it is used to communicate and explain the different types of reports.

Professional Work Ethics

Day 6:  February 01 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

This course is designed to give the participant an understanding of good general ethics in the workplace and is based on best practice. The course gives a solid overview of professional business ethics at work and in life. The course covers decision making, which is often difficult, especially when we are be faced with challenging situations where tough decisions need to be made – making the right choice based on your professionalism.

Two Way Radio Procedures

Day 7: February 02 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

A two way radio when used correctly become a vital communications tool for work sites, hospitals, road construction, schools, building construction sites as well as for security personnel working at these types of sites. They are used for communicating information in a timely manner and can be key in providing an efficient and safe work environment. This course will provide the participant with the information needed to use a two way radio correctly, safely and professionally.

OFA 1 and TE  (February 03 & 04 )

Day 8 & 9 This course also includes Occupational First Aid Level 1 and Transportation Endorsement

For more information, or to register, contact Dawn Twin at (250) 389-1211

ICMH Celebrates Successful Brent Seal Event

We are sending out our heartfelt thanks to our community partners, sponsors, and staff who helped organize and execute our Brent Seal speaking event on October 8, 2015. We would also like to send a special thank you to Alex Preston and Caity Gossland the Cyclistas who rode across Canada to raise awareness and funds for Mental Illness, and whose generous donation made it possible to put on this event.

More than 150 people attended the sold-out event, and we have received many wonderful comments and thank-you notes from attendees and others who are invested in mental illness awareness and recovery.

ICMH offering Communicating through Conflict

Do difficult conversations often end up as arguments?

Are you feeling powerless?

Do you have trouble getting your point across?

Would you like to improve your personal relationships?

Do you find it hard to obtain the services you need?

Is it challenging to deal with government representatives?

Would you like to learn options for dealing with everyday conflicts?

Does the art of assertiveness escape you?

This seven-session course is presented by Island Community Mental Health in partnership with Communica Dialogue and Resolution Services.

Sessions cover the following topics:

  1. Conflict basics: A general introduction to the topics covered in the workshop series. **Participation in this session is required to take the other 6 sessions in this workshop series. (November 24)
  2. Conflict styles: An introduction to the 5 major conflict styles (avoid, harmonize, compete, compromise and collaborate) and the role that each style plays in managing conflict and communication. (November 26)
  3. Active listening: Participants will explore active listening, practice effective listening skills and learn how to use these skills to improve their communication with others. (December 1)
  4. Assertiveness: Participants explore common behaviours, the value of neutral language and learn a specific model for effective assertion messages in a variety of situations. (December 3)
  5. Managing strong emotions: Learn how emotion can be both a cause and a consequence of conflict and explore strategies for managing strong emotions. (December 8)
  6. Power and culture: Participants will learn how power and culture influence communications and how to minimize the impact of cultural differences and power imbalances. (December 10)
  7. Bringing it all together: In the final session, participants combine and practice all the skills learned in the previous workshops. (December 15)

For more information or to register contact Dawn Twin at dawn.twin@icmha.ca or 250-389-1211.

Get your tickets to Brent Seal Here

On October 8, 2015, Brent Seal will be speaking on his journey from mental illness to mental wellness. This personal and powerful story will educate and inspire those affected by mental illness, and those who live and work with them.

You can get your free tickets to Brent Seal by clicking this link: Brent Seal – From Mental Illness to Mental Wellness

Brent Seal – From Mental Illness to Mental Wellness – October 8, 2015

On October 8, 2015, as part of Mental Illness Awareness Week, ICMH is sponsoring a talk by Brent Seal on Mental Illness, Recovery, and his own journey from hospitalization to wellness and being a mentor and role model for others.

October 8

6:30 – 8:30

Young Auditorium, Camosun College Landsdowne Campus

Get your free tickets through EventBrite

ICMH Presenting WRAP for Young Adults – October 9 – November 27, 2015

WRAP stands for “Wellness Recovery Action Plan,” and is an evidence-based method for individuals recovering from mental illness to take charge of their recovery, decrease or minimize troubling thoughts or behaviours, improve quality of life, and set plans for how they want their supports to respond in case of relapse or emergency.

WRAP is for anyone who wants to create positive change in the way they feel, increase their enjoyment in life, or feel in charge of their recovery.

This session of WRAP is designed specifically with 19-30-year-olds in mind.

For more information, or to register, contact Don at 250-384-4225, peersupport.bcss@shaw.ca 

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ICMH and Communica offering “Communicating Through Conflict” July 28 – August 13

NetWorks provides supported employment services to individuals recovering from mental illness who are seeking work. One of the community resources they refer clients to is Communica Dialogue and Resolution Services, who teach communication and conflict management skills. These skills are often essential in maintaining employment and positive relationships.

NetWorks has just partnered with Communica to offer a seven-workshop series called Communicating Trough Conflict at our Skinner Street location. The workshop covers conflict basics, conflict styles, active listening, assertiveness, managing emotions, and culture and power. If you are interested, please contact Dawn twin at dawn.twin@icmha.ca

For details on the individual workshops, click here.

ICMH offering Ready to Rent workshop – September 22 – October 27

This fall, our Housing Rehabilitation and Support program is offering the Ready to Rent workshop series. This series of six two-hour workshops covers areas including:

  • What landlords are looking for in a tenant
  • Issues that may affect your ability to get the housing you need
  • Banking, credit and finance
  • Short and long term financial goals
  • Determining your housing budget
  • Figuring out housing needs and wants
  • Understanding how to complete a rental application
  • Tenant and landlord housing rights and responsibilities
  • Fire safety & insurance
  • Existing community resources
  • Communications skills that will help you in relationships with landlords, neighbours and roommates.

Graduates receive a Ready to Rent certificate recognized be housing providers as a reliable and trustworthy housing reference.

Please register by July 27, 2015 by contacting Katilyn Nohr or Jennifer Stevens

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