GROW

What IS Grow? 

The Grow Program offers a variety of workshops combined with one-to-one support designed to assist individuals in their recovery.

“At Grow they don’t know me by my diagnosis, but for who I am.” – Grow Client

Groups address various Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) domains, including leisure, basic living skills, wellness, and connection with peers. The content of groups change throughout the year and over time as all of our programming is client-driven; please visit our group descriptions.

Grow helps clients:

  • Develop meaningful activities
  • Build skills to better understand their mental health
  • Build a support network
    • Transition to community
      • (Connections Place, Employment, Education, Volunteering, Rec Centres…)

Population Served

Grow serves adults (19 years of age and above) with a mental health diagnosis who want support to pursue recovery goals and are interested in pursuing activities to promote wellness. Participation in program can be up to 1 year.

Philosophy

The Grow program provides Psychosocial Rehabilitation (or PSR) services designed to promote personal recovery, successful community integration, and maintenance of a satisfactory quality of life. PSR focuses on helping individuals develop skills, access resources and improve their quality of life by building on their strengths. Individuals set their own goals and choose how to achieve them.

At Grow we believe:

  • Everyone has the potential and right to lead a purposeful life.
  • A supportive environment is central to achieving goals and maintaining structure.
  • Engaging in meaningful activities and being with others helps promote recovery.
  • Individuals are not defined by their mental illness.

Grow addresses all dimensions of wellness – the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Our service integrates staff and clients’ ideas in developing activities and groups in order to meet individuals’ needs and interests.

Where and When We Meet

Due to Covid-19 circumstances and safety protocols are often changing.

Please contact James Kerr for up to date details: james.kerr@icmha.ca

How to Get Involved

Referrals are made through Vancouver Island Health Authority (Island Health), psychiatrists, case managers, and sometimes local physicians. You can ask for a referral from your case manager or psychiatrist. Please note that we do not accept self-referrals at this time.

Referral forms can be accessed here: GROW Referral Form

To learn more please contact:

Program Manager
James Kerr
125 Skinner Street
Victoria, B.C. V9A 6X4
Tel: 250-389-1211 ext. 128
Fax: 250-389-1263
Email: james.kerr@icmha.ca