Victoria Paper Shaper Donates to Island Community Mental Health

Adrienne Hughes, also known as The Victoria Paper Shaper, is a local Stampin’ Up Demonstrator here in Victoria. Adrienne creates and purveys gorgeous handmade cards, boxes, and miscellany, and also offers classes.

In their Holiday Catalogue, Stampin’ Up! has committed to donate $4 from every sale of Nature’s Beauty Stamp Set to Mental Health Organizations. Adrienne has generously chosen to donate her full commission of each Stamp Set ordered through her to Island Community Mental Health! As an added bonus, she is also offering a free class (either online or in person) to anyone who purchases the Nature’s Beauty Stamp Set. These beautiful sets can be ordered through her store here.

Some of Adrienne’s most recent work using the Nature’s Beauty Stamp Set is shown below. Her adorable Snowbunny Tealight Holder below won Queen of the Swap at the Vancouver Island Meeting this past weekend! To read more about The Victoria Paper Shaper and her work, visit her blog here.


Find out more about Adrienne, The Victoria Paper Shaper, at the below links:

Victoria Paper Shaper Website
Victoria Paper Shaper Blog
Victoria Paper Shaper YouTube Channel
Victoria Paper Shaper Facebook Page

Blooms for Benefit Calendar – on Chek News

Click here to view Chek News coverage of the Blooms for Benefit Calendar with Annise Lorel of Bespoke Blossoms, her partner Nick Hepner, photographer Tristen Williams and our very own Pam Lewis (Director of Programs and Licensed Care at ICMH).

These amazing calendars can be purchased at Bespoke Blossoms, Migration, or here at Island Community Mental Health.

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Blooms for Benefit Calendar

Goldstream Tattoo donates funds from flash event to Island Community Mental Health

On October 7, 2017, Goldstream Tattoo in Langford donated their time, labour, and ink to Island Community Mental Health.  A minimum donation of $100 got patrons a tattoo, and all proceeds went to ICMH.  In 12 hours, over $4500 was raised!

We at Island Community Mental Health, staff, clients, and board, want to thank Goldstream Tattoo and the community at large for their support.

Stand By Me- Fashion Show Fundraiser Success!

On behalf of the staff, volunteers, and clients of Island Community Mental Health (ICMH), we would like to thank John Fluevog, the Queen of Hearts and all of the local collaborators of Stand By Me- A Fashion Show for Mental Health fundraiser.

ICMH’s Executive Director, Kim Duffus and Director of Housing, Imogen Burr attended the fun-filled event, enjoying fashions from fantastic local shops and delicious appetizers from Kitchens of Distinction. All proceeds raised from the event were generously donated to ICMH.

As a local non-profit society, ICMH depends on community support and partnerships for our programs and special projects. This ongoing support from our community allows ICMH to provide evidence-based services to individuals recovering from mental illness. Last year, over 1200 clients received services from ICMH through programs that range from drop-in workshops to employment and education support to housing.

ICMH continues to be inspired by the creative ways our community chooses to support the work of our organization and our clients. Thank you, thank you!


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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ICMH Completes Accreditation Canada Primer Program

Island Community Mental Health (ICMH) is pleased to announce the successful completion of the Accreditation Canada Accreditation Primer program!

This is the first step on our quality improvement journey with Accreditation Canada-an independent, not-for-profit organization that sets standards for quality and safety in health care and accredits health care organizations in Canada and around the world.

The Accreditation Primer program involves an evaluation of the quality and safety of the organization’s programs and services. Following a comprehensive self-assessment, external peer surveyors conducted an on-site survey during which they assessed the organization against Accreditation Canada standards. 

 ICMH  is enthused to use the accreditation process to improve the services offered to clients and will proceed with the Qmentum program. The larger survey is expected to take place early in 2019.



Canadian Mental Health Association Releases Statement on “13 Reasons Why”

The Canadian Mental Health Association has released a statement in response to the popular Netflix series “13 Reasons Why.”  You can view the statement here.

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

January 25 is Bell Let’s Talk Day

Bell Let’s Talk is a multi-year charitable program dedicated to the promotion and support of
mental health across Canada. Since 2010, Bell has committed more than $100 million to
support a wide range of mental health organizations, large and small, from coast to coast
focusing on anti-stigma, care and access, workplace mental health and research.
Our goal is to help keep the conversation going all year long and make every day a day
it is okay to talk about mental health.