Mental health is more than the absence of mental disorders

Mental health is an integral part of health; indeed, there is no health without mental health.

our Programs

VIMHS offers a variety of services focusing primarily on housing and recovery from mental illness


Housing is the foundation of our work with individuals, providing supportive and therapeutic environments for recovery.

Harm Reduction

Harm reduction strategies are aimed at reducing the negative consequences associated with alcohol and drug use.
Harm reduction is a movement for social justice embracing respect for the human rights of people who use drugs and alcohol.

Education and Awareness

In keeping with our vision to live in a society that values and supports all people, VIMHS offers community education programs.

People First Radio

People First Radio is an education and awareness program broadcast on traditional radio and in online podcasts.


Vancouver Island Mental Health Society

Vancouver Island Mental Health Society (VIMHS) is a charitable Vancouver Island based organization, demonstrating excellence in psychosocial rehabilitation for adults with mental health and addictions concerns, and/or cognitive challenges. We engage communities through programs that promote recovery, social inclusion, safe housing, and public education.

Latest News

Find out more about our work, our communities, and topics and issues related to health and wellness

Become a Member

Vancouver Island Mental Health Society invites the participation of individuals from the community into its governance and decision-making processes.


Volunteerism is key to success in any charitable endeavour. We welcome you to join our work and share your time and talents.

Donate to VIMHS

Vancouver Island Mental Health Society is a registered charitable organization. We depend upon your support for our success!

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