ICMH offering Mindful Warrior Program

Come join us for a 6 week class that could be another step on your path to recovery

Mindful Warrior Program – a Path to Martial Wellness

We will be exploring mindfulness, meditation, lifestyle habits, assertiveness, basic Cognitive Behaviour Therapy techniques and how to regulate our emotions through the practice of martial arts.

Monday and Wednesday 1:30-2:30 STARTING MARCH 21st

This is open to people 19-35

This class will be taught at The Warrior Martial Wellness Centre  – #1- 3946 Quadra St

This class will be taught by Ken Marchetaler – 5th degree Black Belt with 25 years experience


Please sign up with Trudy through the GROW Program: 250 389 1211

CTV features ICMH programming

CTV news did a feature on ICMH’s young adult programming, highlighting Hip Hop Healing and the Mural Project. You can see the clip here: http://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=817757

ICMH’s Hip Hop Healing featured on CTV News

On February 26, CTV News featured a segment on ICMH’s Hip Hop Healing program, developed for young adults recovering from mental illness and/or substance use. You can watch the clip here: http://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=817757

AGING WELL Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for people 55+ – March 7 – April 16, 2016

This ten week program is for people aged 55 and up who would like to achieve a more balanced outlook on life, with an emphasis on the positive aspects of aging.
Some of the tools we will practice are: mindfulness, assertiveness and goal setting.
Healthy Snacks will be served

March 7-May 16, 2016
Room #211-125 Skinner St.
To Register Contact Darlene Arseneault:
Phone: 250—884-9762

Download the Poster: Aging Well March-May

ICMH Hosting Continuing Professional Education session on Outcome Measurement in Mental Health Recovery

On February 16, 12:00 noon to 1:30pm, Island Community Mental Health will be hosting the first in a series of Continuing Professional Development sessions.

How Are You Measuring Recovery – In Canada, and across the world, personal recovery is a priority for health care reform.  Despite the consensus for this new model of care, there is little agreement about the measurement of recovery.  This interactive workshop will summarize available measurement approaches to mental health recovery and present strategies for clinicians and researchers to select measures that can inform evidence-based meaningful care.

Dr. Skye Barbic is a post-doctoral fellow at the University of British Columbia in the Departments of Psychiatry and Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy.

 She was recently awarded the top New Investigator Award at the International Society of Quality of Life Research congress for her work in the application of modern measurement methods to understanding depression.

Tuesday February 16, 2015

12:00-1:30 pm.

Room 211

125 Skinner St.

To RSVP Please call Ilene Duguay at 250-389-1211 or email: Ilene.Duguay@icmha.ca

McCauley Lodge continues to attract Praise and Attention

The Victoria Business Examiner has written a two-page feature on McCauley Lodge winning two Commercial Building awards. In 2015, McCauley Lodge won the Douglas Magazine Community Award and the Commercial Building Excellence Award for the new building constructed for its 30 residents. The article speaks to the lodge being designed and built to meet the needs of the residents, the community, and to be sustainable both financially and environmentally.

On January 27, ICMH will be joining the conversation to make mental health matter.

January 27, 2016 is Bell Let’s Talk day, when Canadians will be taking part in a national conversation about mental illness. Help end stigma, and send the message that mental health matters. Join the conversation. Text, tweet, and share your thoughts about mental health and mental illness in Canada.

Tweet using #BellLetsTalk


January 21 – ICMH TweetChat on Mental Health – Join the Conversation

To join the conversation, use the hashtag #icmhchat

In support of Bell Let’s Talk day on January 27, you can use the hashtag #bellletstalk as well.

Tweet your questions, comments, and observations about mental health, stigma,
Can you encourage people to come with questions for Jasmine and me.

We will be covering a broad range of topics in 140 characters or less.

If it goes well, we will be doing another tweetchat on the Jan 27 – Bell Let’s Talk day.

Five simple ways to help end stigma – Bell Let’s Talk

Each year in Canada one in five individuals experiences a mental illness.

We can all play a role in ending the stigma around mental illness.

  1. Language matters – pay attention to the words you use about mental illness

  2. Educate yourself – learn, know and talk more, understand the signs

  3. Be kind – small acts of kindness speak a lot

  4. Listen and ask – sometimes it’s best to just listen

  5. Talk about it – start a dialogue, break the silence

January 27 is Bell Let’s Talk Day – Let’s End the Stigma around Mental Illness

Join the growing global conversation and support Canada’s mental health!

On January 27, talk, text, tweet and share to fight the stigma and grow Bell’s funding for Canadian mental health – let’s beat the record Bell Let’s Talk Day participation in 2015!

Join the conversation led by Clara Hughes and the Campaign Team, including Serena Ryder, Marie-Soleil Dion and Étienne Boulay, Michael Landsberg, Howie Mandel, Mary Walsh, Michel Mpambara and Stefie Shock.

Show your support

Tweet the hashtag  #BellLetsTalk

Share Bell Let’s Talk images on Facebook