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:
Aurea
Citizen
Oxford
Hughes
Outlooks for Men
Marmalade Tart
Mango’s Boutique and Accessories
Earthgroove

Tickets: $50
All proceeds to Island Community Mental Health

DATE AND TIME

Wed, 18 October 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT

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LOCATION

John Fluevog Shoes

566 Johnson Street

Victoria, BC V8W 3C6

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Morning Motivators

A series of new groups at Grow:

9:00-10:00: Gentle Walk and Stretch

10:00-11:00: Goal-setting

11:00-noon: Grow social – different activities each week

  • Music Bingo & Trivia
  • Youtube group
  • Games
  • Cards and Coffee

Yoga For Better Sleep

8 week set of workshops for individuals who have difficulties with sleep. Offering education and practice of strategies that can support improved sleep.

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