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Job Posting: Executive Director, Vancouver Island Mental Health Society

November 3rd, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in news & views - (Comments Off on Job Posting: Executive Director, Vancouver Island Mental Health Society)

Vancouver Island Mental Health Society (VIMHS) is actively recruiting a dynamic and dedicated Executive Director to support the expansion of the Society’s partnership and programming in the context of its mission.

VIMHS is a registered charitable non-profit Society, celebrating its 40th year in providing psychosocial rehabilitation for adults with mental health and addiction concerns, and/or cognitive challenges. VIMHS currently owns and operates five facilities​ ​in​ ​Nanaimo​ ​and​ ​leases​ ​one​ ​facility​ ​in​ ​Campbell​ ​River,​ ​B.C.
Read the job posting here.   Read the job description here.
Resumes will be accepted by email​ ​at​ ​​recruitment@vimhs.org​​ ​until​ ​November​ ​30,​ ​2017.

November 21st, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in news & views | people first media - (Comments Off on )

Police chief: “I want you to do whatever it takes so that you are well”

November 21st, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in news & views - (Comments Off on Police chief: “I want you to do whatever it takes so that you are well”)

abbotsford police mental healthMental-health advocates are praising a British Columbia police chief for his leadership after he made an impassioned plea for first responders to take care of their mental well-being

Abbotsford Police Chief Bob Rich made his comments toward the end of a 25-minute speech on Sunday at a ceremony honouring Constable John Davidson. The Abbotsford traffic officer had been responding to a report of a stolen car two weeks ago when he was killed in a daytime shootout that has numbed the Fraser Valley community and drawn the province’s first responders together in mourning.  Read the rest of this article at The Globe and Mail…

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16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence begins November 25th

November 20th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in awareness | events | people first media - (Comments Off on 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence begins November 25th)

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people first media mixcloudThe 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign begins on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women November 25th and ends on International Human Rights Day December 10th

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B.C. government announces new mental-health and addiction centre at Riverview lands

November 18th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in news & views - (Comments Off on B.C. government announces new mental-health and addiction centre at Riverview lands)

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The B.C. government will reopen the Riverview psychiatric hospital in Coquitlam as a 105-bed, mental-health and addiction-wellness centre, but the B.C. Schizophrenia Society believes losing the beds at the Burnaby Centre for Mental Health and Addiction is unfortunate.

The new centre is expected to open in late 2019, replacing the current Burnaby Centre for Mental Health and Addiction. The new centre, which was already promised by the former Liberal government in 2015, adds only 11 beds.  Read the rest of this article at The Vancouver Sun…

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Currents newsletter for October 2017

October 24th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in currents newsletter - (Comments Off on Currents newsletter for October 2017)

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In this month’s Currents…Community good will goes a long way to help VIMHS residents…Anne Turner’s journey with art therapy gets public viewing…VIMHS opens 9-bed sobering centre in Campbell River…VIMHS joined the 2017 suicide prevention awareness campaigns…Peter Giovando retires from the VIMHS board of directors…Growing up with a parent with mental illness: Natasha Box’s story…Service expansion…new workshops…strategic planning…and more news.
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