People First Media

Media about people, the society in which we live, and topics related to health and wellness

People First Media is a Vancouver Island Mental Health Society program using traditional media (FM radio) and social media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube) to educate and raise awareness about issues related to health and wellness — with a particular emphasis on topics related to mental illness and mental health, homelessness and housing, and addiction, harm reduction and recovery.

FM radio

People First Radio is a weekly one-hour radio broadcast “about people, the society in which we live, and topics related to health and wellness.” It’s broadcast weekly from Nanaimo, B.C. on CHLY 101.7 FM and St. John, New Brunswick on CFMH 107.3 FM.
If you would like to receive episodes to broadcast on your campus/community/nonprofit radio station please contact us.

Social media

People First Media shares news stories, People First Radio audio content, imagery and key messages on several social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
You can subscribe to our ongoing People First Radio podcast here.
People First Media also produces (and shares) content for annual awareness campaigns, such as Mental Health Awareness Week, Mental Illness Awareness Week, Suicide Prevention Week, and Eating Disorders Awareness Week. PFM also participates in campaigns with partnering organizations, such as Haven Society, to produce content specific to related topics.

Listen now

1. Listen to podcasts and read posts from the program.
2. Go to our archive site, where you can explore and listen to all of our podcasts produced between 2008 and March 2018.
3. For more information about rebroadcasting our program on your nonprofit/community/campus/co-op radio station, go to the syndication page.

Do you have a story idea? Would you like to share a comment or make a suggestion about our social media streams? Do you have feedback about our broadcast or one of our podcasts? Contact us by email.