We are hiring!

We are hiring!

VIMHS is currently hiring for the following casual positions: Nurse; Mental Health Support Worker; and Tenant Support Worker. Please send cover letter and resume to gbaker [at] vimhs.org. Position descriptions (in PDF) can be found here: Nurse Job Description, MHSW...

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After the overdose…grief…then advocacy

After the overdose…grief…then advocacy

AUDIO | Heather Boswell lives and works in Fort St. John, British Columbia. Her son Chris Baker, her only child, died June 21st 2018 after using cocaine that was contaminated with fentanyl. Heather shares her experience with us along with her growing sense of advocacy...

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VIMHS NEWS

Read our VIMHS Currents newsletter for November 2018!

Campbell River’s Sobering and Assessment Centre marks one year of service...United Way, Giving Tuesday...VIMHS board of directors considers communications, key messages...Our new website is now up at vimhs.org...Seniors Connect Nanaimo celebrates, educates and...

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MEDIA SCAN

Bell Let’s Talk Day is January 30

On Bell Let’s Talk Day, Bell Canada will donate more towards mental health initiatives in Canada by contributing 5¢ for every applicable text, call, tweet, social media video view and use of its Facebook frame or Snapchat filter.  Find out more here... Home About...

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No one knows how to talk to me about my PTSD

It’s funny, isn’t it, how people can openly grieve with us when we’ve lost a loved one, or suffered a broken bone. They can fill out sympathy cards, sign their names with happy faces and hearts on the cast, come to visit with frozen casseroles and hugs that last just...

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Four interventions that are significantly reducing suicide rates

Mental illness, addiction, relationship breakdown, job loss, poor health, isolation: how can we reduce suicide deaths when they are often the result of a complex interaction of factors? It’s a critical question to ask — suicide is the second leading cause of death for...

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PEOPLE FIRST MEDIA

After the overdose…grief…then advocacy

AUDIO | Heather Boswell lives and works in Fort St. John, British Columbia. Her son Chris Baker, her only child, died June 21st 2018 after using cocaine that was contaminated with fentanyl. Heather shares her experience with us along with her growing sense of advocacy...

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Eating disorder awareness week begins February 1st

AUDIO | Eating Disorders affect people of all genders, sexual orientations, ages, socioeconomic class, abilities, races, and ethnic backgrounds. That is why, from February 1st to 7th every year, Eating Disorder groups across Canada unite to commemorate Eating Disorder...

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The Empty Chair

AUDIO | We all have stories to tell. But what if there was no one to hear them? Dave Lawrence is a long-time Nanaimo barber who has listened to hundreds of stories, from hundreds of people, as they sit in his barber chair. But sometimes elderly customers simply stop...

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