May 1-7 is Mental Health Week!

May 1 – 7 is Mental Health Week for 2016. Please join us in supporting this national initiative by getting involved!  The theme this year is #GETLOUD for Mental Health. You can participate by tweeting with the hashtag #GETLOUD,  announcing your support of mental health week through the website here, and wearing green to show support and spread awareness.

Latest Winner in the Self-evaluation Survey Draw

This week’s winner of a $25 gift card from Starbucks is Dawn Twin. Congratulations, Dawn. You can pick up your gift card from reception at Skinner Street.

This is the last week to participate in the survey, as it will be closed on April 23.

60th Anniversary Open House


Friday, May 6th | 2:15-5pm 125 Skinner Street

MC: Simon Whitfield, Olympic Gold Medalist

Keynote: Jeremy Loveday, Spoken Word Poet & Victoria City Councillor

Performance: Hip Hop Artist, Nostic

Join us for coffee and cake!

Please RSVP to by 4pm Wednesday, May 4

Refer to our map for parking areas near our 125 Skinner Street location


2:15-2:45 Live DJ and Mingling

2:45-3:00 Welcome from Kim Duffus and Acknowledgement of Territory

3:00-3:15 MC, Simon Whitfield

3:15-3:35 Mental Health, Arts & Community, Jeremy Loveday

3:35-3:45 Mural Project, Cameron Kidd & Pam Lewis

3:45-4:00 Hip Hop Performance, Nostic

4:00-4:10 Closing Words, Simon Whitfield

4:10-5:00 Tours available



ICMH 60th Anniversary Invitation


Latest Winner in the Self-Assessment Survey Draw!

Our winner from this Monday’s draw for a $25 gift card from Starbucks is Peter Holstein! Peter can pick up his gift card at 125 Skinner Street, at reception, during business hours.

Thank you again for everyone who completed the survey and entered the draw.

Remember, the survey closes on April 22. Please encourage your colleagues to complete the survey as well, as everyone’s input is important and valuable. The results of the survey will determine where we will focus our quality improvement resources.

Congratulations to our lucky winner!

The winner of the first weekly draw for a $25 gift card from Starbucks Coffee is Hannah Boutilier! Hannah can pick up her gift card at main reception at 125 Skinner Street.

The next draw will take place on Monday, April 11. Remember, it pays to complete your survey early, as there are fewer people to draw from. Complete your survey before Friday, and tell your manager to enter your name, and you could join the ranks of the few, the proud, the caffeinated.

ICMH’s Pam Lewis speaks about the Challenges of Ageing

CFAX’s Brittany King interviewed ICMH’s Pam Lewis on ICMH and the programming it offers, as well as our partnership with the Canadian Diabetes Association and their Walk and Talk program.

Save the Date! May 6, 2016

On may 6, 2016, Island Community Mental Health is celebrating 60 years of serving individuals recovering from mental illness!

Olympic gold medallist Simon Whitfield will be our master of ceremonies

Spoken word artist and Victoria city councillor Jeremy Loveday will be our keynote speaker

and hip hop artist Nostic will be performing

Join us from 2:15 to 5:00 pm at 125 Skinner Street


Name Our Mural Contest!



ICMH just completed a beautiful mural created by Cameron Kidd and our community. It was a one month process where we had open talks with our community about what ” mental health and recovery” could look like in mural form. We created a Escher inspired wall of birds taking flight. We need a name for it now!!! Please leave suggestions in the comment section! We will be announcing the name on May 6th when a plaque will be unveiled!!! You can also come into ICMH and enter the contest at the front desk.

ICMH highlighted on CFAX 1070 Wellness Weekend Show

Even though we’re all literally doing it every single day, it can still be one of the most difficult transitions in a person’s life; getting older. There are so many changes that come with ageing – mobility, activity levels, social interaction and overall health. Pam Lewis is a nurse and also the Director of Community Program Development at Island Community Mental Health and part of her job is to support those 65+ as they face some of these changes, including a diagnosis of a chronic disease. Pam talks about the challenges of ageing and how to support the elderly in your life through this transition.

If you are interested in the Aging Well Program – CBT And Mindfulness for Older Adults Contact Darlene Arsenault at 250 389 1211​

ICMH Hosting TRICOM Building Maintenance Job Fair – March 23

On March 23, 10am – 11am, at our 125 Skinner Street location, ICMH will be hosting a job fair with TRICOM Building Maintenance Ltd.

TRICOM is offering multiple job locations, shifts, and full-time and part-time positions.

Bring your resume and dress for an on-the-spot interview

For more information, contact Dawn Twin at 250-884-2451