Polar Bear Dip Fundraiser

Welcoming all courageous volunteers and cheering supporters! You are warmly welcome to the 2020 Polar Bear Dip Fundraiser organized by Peter Marley.

Peter is generously organizing this event to help raise funds and awareness for Island Community Mental Health Association at Spiral beach Saturday 1st Feb 2020. On the day, everyone will meet to all take the plunge for 10am! Whether you make a donation, or come down to join the event on the day, your efforts are greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support!

Visit the Facebook event here: Polar Bear Dip for Island Community Mental Health

Where: Spiral beach, 1119 Dallas Rd, Victoria, BC

Time: 10:00 am

What to Bring: Towel, Swimwear (some options include – costume /a.k.a fancy dress, speedos, dry suit), friends and family for moral support and some warm clothes.

Ways to Donate:

  1. Visit the Facebook Fundraiser event to donate directly through the Paypal Giving Fund: Polar Bear Dip for Island Community Mental Health
  2. Through ‘Canada Helps’ online: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/5013

Both options can provide you with a donation receipt.

Whether you are going for the big dip or providing a towel and a hug, friends and family welcome. Its sure to be a SPLASH!

Grow Holiday Open House

Our Grow Program is having a Holiday Open House next Friday! We want to invite all of our Grow participants to join us on DECEMBER 6th, for an afternoon of snacks, activities, and fun at 125 Skinner Street. This is an opportunity to get together with our Grow Community, along with your friends and family to celebrate the year and have some fun!

Please call us at 250-389-1211 to let us know if you are interested in coming, or click here to visit our Facebook page for more information. We look forward to celebrating the 2019 year with you!

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.