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.

Games with Friends

Games with Friends is a supported leisure activity group. Participants engage in structured games in a supported environment. Structured activities will be of a social nature, requiring meaningful engagement with other participants and group leaders.

Group leaders will update and inform participants of existing leisure activity groups and programs in the community, encouraging and supporting participants in the pursuit of meaningful leisure occupations.

Possible goals in attending this group include:

Increase participant engagement in structured leisure activity (build leisure skills).

Increase engagement in shared social activity (build social skills).

Provide the context and opportunity for social interaction and the development of interpersonal communication skills (build social skills).

The support and promotion of individual progression towards independent participation in community leisure activities outside of supported community programming (build social network).

Volunteer to Support Recovery

Last Tuesday of every month

11am-12pm

Island Community Mental Health, Room 118

 

Meet Corinne Mah from the Volunteer Access Program and learn about their program and the potential benefits of volunteering.

 

Contact Jen at 250-389-1211 ext. 238 or jennifer.sandberg@icmha.ca for more information.

Grow Closure April 6-7

Grow will be closed April 6 and April 7 with two exceptions: Communicating Through Conflict and The Sketchbook Initiative will still be held.

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

Registration required.

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

Registration required.