VIMHS offers a variety of services focusing primarily on housing and recovery from mental illness.
VIMHS’s intent is to encourage a society that values and supports all people, including those experiencing psychiatric, addiction, and cognitive challenges, through thoughtful, community driven leadership. Our resources are dedicated to incorporating contemporary knowledge and best practices in the delivery of mental health and addictions programs, and fostering dialogue among local communities to generate responses to emergent and ongoing social challenges.
VIMHS offers a variety of services focusing on housing, harm reduction, education, and recovery from mental illness. We provide programs in both Nanaimo and Campbell River.
Our housing programs include market rentals (independent housing geared to income), bridge housing, supportive housing, transitional housing, semi-independent housing, and therapeutic housing.
Harm reduction programs include an overdose prevention site in Campbell River, and sobering and assessment centres in both Campbell River and Nanaimo.
We provide education and awareness with workshops (Hearing Voices, Mental Health First Aid), social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), our seasonal newsletter (Currents) and our People First Radio broadcast and podcast initiative.