The Canadian Mental Health Association, Mid Island Branch provides mental health promotion and mental illness recovery-focused programs and services for people of all ages and their families.
Please bear with us as we update our content. Until we get our current program information in place, please click ‘Learn more…….’ under each service to email a staff member that can answer any questions you may have.
To find the contact information for CMHA Mid Island Program Staff click here.
Housing / Homelessness Outreach
Having a safe, affordable roof over your head is something to which everyone should have access. Navigating the many resources to find housing, financial assistance, health care, and specific services to promote wellness and recovery can be extremely difficult without help. CMHA Mid Island strives to break the cycle of homelessness by supporting people to find a good place to call home. In addition, our team works in collaboration with the community to ensure that people have the supports necessary to maintain their housing long term.
- Homelessness Outreach and Support Team (HOST)
CMHA Mid Island provides supported employment related services to individuals who have support needs related to a mental health illness and who want to find competitive employment in Nanaimo and the Comox Valley.
The Program is recovery-oriented and supports rapid placement, competitive employment opportunities, participant choice and retention services to assist in securing and maintaining employment, improving mental health, improved physical health, reduction in hospitalization, greater financial well-being, expansion of positive social networks and community integration.
- Courtenay / Comox
Social Centre @ Wesley
The Social Centre @ Wesley is open to anyone with mental health and/or addiction challenges, who is looking for a place to socialize, make new friends, get support, connect with their community and take part in social and recreational activities.
The centre is operated by Canadian Mental Health Association Mid Island in partnership with Island Health.
Please join us in creating a welcoming, inclusive, empowering, safe, informative and fun environment.
For more information please contact us by email, or come on in!
Canadian Mental Health Association Mid Island Branch operates the Peppermill frozen meals program partnership with Island Health, in Courtenay, BC.
The program mentors Island Health MHAS clients in the Comox Valley in learning the skills necessary to prepare nutritious and tasty meals. These meals are then frozen, and sold to MHAS clients for $3.00 per meal.
The Canadian Mental Health Association BC provides mental health promotion and mental illness recovery-focused programs and services for people of all ages and their families. Follow the links below for details.
CMHA BC Wellness Programs
CMHA believes that good mental health is essential to overall health and well-being. Whether you are managing a mental illness, supporting someone you care about, or looking to build your own overall health, we can help you build mental health skills and resilience for yourself and your family.
- Bounce Back®
A free, evidence-based program designed to help adults experiencing symptoms of mild to moderate depression, low mood, or stress, with or without anxiety.
- Confident Parents: Thriving Kids
A family-focused, telephone-based coaching service for parents and caregivers, effective in reducing mild to moderate behavioural challenges and promoting healthy child development in children ages 3 – 12.
- Living Life to the Full
An eight-session, 12-hour mental health promotion course designed to help people deal with low mood, anxiety, stress and everyday life challenges.
Find tools and resources for yourself or a young person in your life.
Learn about scholarships, bursaries and healthy campus resources with CMHA BC.
CMHA offers a variety of workshops and training sessions to improve mental health in the workplace.
CMHA’s Community Gatekeeper program training is designed to help make BC communities safer – and help save lives – by preparing key members of every community with skills to help people who are at risk of suicide.