Caregiver Support Group

This is a place to:

  1. Exchange practical information on caregiving problems and possible solutions
  2. Talk through challenges and ways of coping
  3. Share feelings, needs and concerns
  4. Learn about resources available in your community

The 4th Wednesday of each month from 11am-12pm

 at Island Community Mental Health – 125 Skinner Street

Meeting Dates: May 24th , June 28th , July 26th, Aug 23rd , Sept  27th, Oct 25th, Nov 22nd

For inquiries: pam.lewis@icmha.ca

CBT for Depression and Anxiety

WHAT

A 10 week evidence-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy skills training for managing depression and anxiety. The program provides clients with a variety of problem solving and lifestyle management skills. ​

WHO
Must have a primary diagnosis of unipolar depression, depression with anxiety or generalized anxiety disorder

Individuals who can be present in a group setting for 90 minutes

Individuals who can commit to home practice assignments

WHY
Need to learn and practice skills for managing depression and anxiety including:

  • Goal-setting and behavioural activation
  • The nature of stress
  • Signs, symptoms, & causes of depression.
  • Lifestyle factors: diet, exercise, sleep habits, caffeine, and drugs and alcohol
  • The role of social life and social support
  • Identifying and altering negative thought patterns

Attendance at the Goal-Setting workshops July 13 and August 10 required prior to acceptance into this full, 10 week CBT program.

Goal Setting for CBT for Depression and Anxiety Part 2

Thursdays, July 13 and August 10, 1:30-3:00pm

 

Two CBT workshops with a goal-setting focus.

Please register with a Recovery Coach.

 

Participation in these workshops is a requirement before acceptance into the 10 week CBT for Depression and Anxiety program.

 

Next set of 10 workshops will start September 7, Thursdays 1:30-3:00pm.

Speak with a Recovery Coach for more information and to register.

Goal Setting for CBT for Depression and Anxiety

Thursdays, July 13 and August 10, 1:30-3:00pm

 

Two CBT workshops with a goal-setting focus.

Please register with a Recovery Coach.

 

Participation in these workshops is a requirement before acceptance into the 10 week CBT for Depression and Anxiety program.

 

Next set of 10 workshops will start September 7, Thursdays 1:30-3:00pm.

Speak with a Recovery Coach for more information and to register.

The Yoga Connection

What is the opportunity?

A chance to graduate from the Yoga programs at Grow! The Yoga Connection will connect you with community Yoga classes for 6 weeks.

What does the program consist of?

The program starts with two mandatory education sessions that run on July 10th and July 17th from 11:00-12:30 in room 118.  It will then be followed with 6 different yoga sessions at different studios around Victoria.

What is the program cost?

2$ for each yoga class – 12$ for the entire program.

Is it registration required?

Yes.  We only have 10 spots available.

How can I sign up?

Contact Monika or Danielle at Grow

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.

 

 

Communicating Through Conflict

REGISTER by asking an Employment, Education or Recovery Coach for more information. Networks/grow programs

Room 118

125 Skinner St

Conflict Basics June 22               9:30-12:30
Conflict Styles June 29               9:30-12:30
Active Listening July 6                   9:30-12:30
Assertiveness July 13                9:30-12:30
Boundaries July 20                9:30-12:30
Boundaries July 27                9:30-12:30
Boundaries August 3             9:30-12:30
Power and Conflict August 10          9:30-12:30
Putting it all Together August 17          9:30-12:30

Learn new ways to communicate and manage conflict.

 

Open to adults of all ages and abilities.

 

Certificates of completion for attendance at all nine sessions.

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 www.mentalhealthweek.ca for more information.

Canadian Mental Health Association sponsors Mental Health Week

Communicating Through Conflict

 

Learn new ways to communicate and manage conflict.
Open to adults of all ages and abilities.
Nine 3 hour workshops with the following topics:

  • Conflict Basics – April 6
  • Conflict Styles – April 13
  • Active Listening – April 20
  • Assertiveness – April 27
  • Boundaries – May 4
  • Boundaries – May 11
  • Boundaries – May 18
  • Power and Conflict – May 25
  • Putting it all Together – June 1

Registration required. To register, contact your Employment, Education or Recovery Coach.

Certificates of completion for attendance at all nine sessions.