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 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.
Find out more about our work, our communities, and topics and issues related to health and wellness
Within our stories is the mental health care we all need. Storytelling is a fundamental part of being human. Stories help build connections and strong communities. Storytelling, in all its forms, supports mental health and reduces stigma. This year’s Mental Health Week will amplify some of the voices and spaces within which mental health exists across Canada, especially at the community level through non-profit agencies and programs.