Voices & Visions Support Groups

BASED ON THE

INTERNATIONAL HEARING VOICES NETWORK

We can live well with unique sensory experiences

Do you feel alone with your unique sensory experiences, unsure of the experiences of your loved one, or simply want to meet people in the same boat as you?

Our Voices & Visions support groups are led by peers (people with lived/living experience with unique sensory experiences). The groups provide help and support and meet both in-person and virtually.

All groups are offered on a drop-in basis and are open to those with lived experience and their supporters.

**We do not meet on statutory holidays**

For our In-person Groups: www.spotlightonmentalhealth.com/voices-visions-in-person

For our Virtual Groups: www.spotlightonmentalhealth.com/voicesvirtual

Questions? Email: VanVoicesAndVisions@vch.ca

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        1Voices and Visions Support GroupVoices and Visions Support GroupTime: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
A Vancouver-based virtual support group based on the International Hearing Voices Network. All are welcome. No group on Statuatory holidays.
On Zoom but you may also join by phone. + Google calendar
2Voices and Visions Support GroupVoices and Visions Support GroupTime: 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
1st Friday of the month 2:30-3:30 pm
*No sessions on statutory holidays*
This is a virtual group – please join us by Zoom or telephone. + Google calendar
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4 5 6CIF Crisis GrantsCIF Crisis GrantsTime: 12:00 pm
First deadline of the month for CIF Crisis Grants – applications due by 12 noon. Grants to those who receive them will be issued Tuesday of the following week.
+ Google calendar
7Your Recovery JourneyYour Recovery JourneyTime: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mental illness and recovery – is it possible? Many wonder if it is indeed possible for a person living with mental illness to accomplish goals, reconnect with self and others, and recapture meaning and purpose in life. Your Recovery Journey is based on the experiences of people who have a mental illness and who know where is hope, who are well and doing the things they want with their lives. The program offers five free interactive weekly sessions, each two hours long, and all facilitated by people in recovery who can give you valuable information that will help you on your recovery journey. You’ll also learn how to find peer support and build new life skills. Session topics:
– What is recovery?
– Quality of Life
– Self-Management
– Medication as a tool for recovery
– Moving Forward: Personal Action Planning
Come learn more about recovery and how you can live beyond mental illness! For more info & to register, email vanpeerworkshops@vch.ca or call 604-708-5276.
Meeting Room B (Ground Floor)
520 West 6th Ave.
Vancouver, BC V5Z 4H5
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8 9 10Voices and Visions Support GroupVoices and Visions Support GroupTime: 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
2nd Saturday of the month 2:30-3:30 pm
*No group on statutory holidays*
This is a virtual group – join us by zoom or telephone + Google calendar
11 12Mental Health First Aid – Standard (Virtual) CourseMental Health First Aid – Standard (Virtual) CourseTime: 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Training: Learn to support people who may be experiencing a decline in their mental health or are in crisis. About this event: Mental Health First Aid – Standard (Virtual) is an interactive 9-hour training course that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, increases understanding of their impact, and provides tools to help people in crisis. This course is certified by the Mental Health Commission of Canada and taught by Mental Health First Aid Master Facilitator, Carla Abichahine. Learn more about Carla: https://cdatraining.ca/about/ The course is valued at over $250 per person! This is a 2-day event: Day 1: Sept. 12, 2022 from 1:00 – 4:30 PM Day 2: Sept. 13, 2022 from 1:00 – 4:30 PM Course Objectives: Course participants will learn how to:
– Recognize signs that a person may be experiencing a decline in their mental well-being or a mental health crisis
– Have conversations that encourage a person to talk about declines in their mental well-being, discuss professional and other supports that could help with recovery to improved mental well-being, and reach out to these supports
– Assist in a mental health or substance use crisis
– Use MHFA actions to maintain one’s own mental well-being
Topics: Module 1: Self-Directed
– Introduction to the course
– Introduction to MHFA actions
Module 2: Virtual Classroom
– Practice applying MHFA actions to situations of declining mental well-being
– Guidelines for MHFA conversations with people from diverse cultures and members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community
Module 3: Virtual Classroom
– Discussion on using MHFA actions for self-care
– Practice using MHFA actions in crisis situations
Method of Instruction:
This 9-hour course opens with a self-directed module (Module 1) that focuses on the information and strategies that participants will discuss and practice throughout the virtual classroom modules (Modules 2 and 3). Course participants are required to complete Module 1 before participating in Module 2 and 3.
Upon registration, participants will receive the “MHFA Participant Reference Guide” that outlines MHFA actions for developing mental health and substance use problems, and mental health and substance use crises. Once you commit to doing Module 1, your spot is locked in and non-transferable. Zoom sessions will be held on September 12 and 13 from 1:00 – 4:30 PM each day. For more about Mental Health First Aid and to find other courses, please go to https://www.mhfa.ca/
Zoom + Google calendar
Voices and Visions Support GroupVoices and Visions Support GroupTime: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
2nd Monday of the month 2:30-3:30 pm
*No group on statutory holidays*
South Mental Health and Substance Use Team
#220-1200 W. 73rd Avenue, Vancouver, BC
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13Mental Health First Aid – Standard (Virtual) CourseMental Health First Aid – Standard (Virtual) CourseTime: 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Training: Learn to support people who may be experiencing a decline in their mental health or are in crisis. About this event: Mental Health First Aid – Standard (Virtual) is an interactive 9-hour training course that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, increases understanding of their impact, and provides tools to help people in crisis. This course is certified by the Mental Health Commission of Canada and taught by Mental Health First Aid Master Facilitator, Carla Abichahine. Learn more about Carla: https://cdatraining.ca/about/ The course is valued at over $250 per person! This is a 2-day event: Day 1: Sept. 12, 2022 from 1:00 – 4:30 PM Day 2: Sept. 13, 2022 from 1:00 – 4:30 PM Course Objectives: Course participants will learn how to:
– Recognize signs that a person may be experiencing a decline in their mental well-being or a mental health crisis
– Have conversations that encourage a person to talk about declines in their mental well-being, discuss professional and other supports that could help with recovery to improved mental well-being, and reach out to these supports
– Assist in a mental health or substance use crisis
– Use MHFA actions to maintain one’s own mental well-being
Topics: Module 1: Self-Directed
– Introduction to the course
– Introduction to MHFA actions
Module 2: Virtual Classroom
– Practice applying MHFA actions to situations of declining mental well-being
– Guidelines for MHFA conversations with people from diverse cultures and members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community
Module 3: Virtual Classroom
– Discussion on using MHFA actions for self-care
– Practice using MHFA actions in crisis situations
Method of Instruction:
This 9-hour course opens with a self-directed module (Module 1) that focuses on the information and strategies that participants will discuss and practice throughout the virtual classroom modules (Modules 2 and 3). Course participants are required to complete Module 1 before participating in Module 2 and 3.
Upon registration, participants will receive the “MHFA Participant Reference Guide” that outlines MHFA actions for developing mental health and substance use problems, and mental health and substance use crises. Once you commit to doing Module 1, your spot is locked in and non-transferable. Zoom sessions will be held on September 12 and 13 from 1:00 – 4:30 PM each day. For more about Mental Health First Aid and to find other courses, please go to https://www.mhfa.ca/
Zoom + Google calendar
14Your Recovery JourneyYour Recovery JourneyTime: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mental illness and recovery – is it possible? Many wonder if it is indeed possible for a person living with mental illness to accomplish goals, reconnect with self and others, and recapture meaning and purpose in life. Your Recovery Journey is based on the experiences of people who have a mental illness and who know where is hope, who are well and doing the things they want with their lives. The program offers five free interactive weekly sessions, each two hours long, and all facilitated by people in recovery who can give you valuable information that will help you on your recovery journey. You’ll also learn how to find peer support and build new life skills. Session topics:
– What is recovery?
– Quality of Life
– Self-Management
– Medication as a tool for recovery
– Moving Forward: Personal Action Planning
Come learn more about recovery and how you can live beyond mental illness! For more info & to register, email vanpeerworkshops@vch.ca or call 604-708-5276.
Meeting Room B (Ground Floor)
520 West 6th Ave.
Vancouver, BC V5Z 4H5
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15 16Voices and Visions Support GroupVoices and Visions Support GroupTime: 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
3rd Friday of the month 2:30-3:30 pm
*No sessions on statutory holidays*
Room 123 (Ground Floor)
1128 Hornby St,
Vancouver, BC
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18 19 20CIF Crisis GrantsCIF Crisis GrantsTime: 12:00 pm
Second deadline of the month for CIF Crisis Grants – applications due by 12 noon. Grants to those who receive them will be issued Tuesday of the following week.
+ Google calendar
21Your Recovery JourneyYour Recovery JourneyTime: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mental illness and recovery – is it possible? Many wonder if it is indeed possible for a person living with mental illness to accomplish goals, reconnect with self and others, and recapture meaning and purpose in life. Your Recovery Journey is based on the experiences of people who have a mental illness and who know where is hope, who are well and doing the things they want with their lives. The program offers five free interactive weekly sessions, each two hours long, and all facilitated by people in recovery who can give you valuable information that will help you on your recovery journey. You’ll also learn how to find peer support and build new life skills. Session topics:
– What is recovery?
– Quality of Life
– Self-Management
– Medication as a tool for recovery
– Moving Forward: Personal Action Planning
Come learn more about recovery and how you can live beyond mental illness! For more info & to register, email vanpeerworkshops@vch.ca or call 604-708-5276.
Meeting Room B (Ground Floor)
520 West 6th Ave.
Vancouver, BC V5Z 4H5
Map+ Google calendar
22 23 24Voices and Visions Support GroupVoices and Visions Support GroupTime: 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
4th Saturday of the month 2:30-3:30 pm
*No group on statutory holidays*
This is a virtual group – join us by zoom or telephone + Google calendar
25 26 27 28Your Recovery JourneyYour Recovery JourneyTime: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mental illness and recovery – is it possible? Many wonder if it is indeed possible for a person living with mental illness to accomplish goals, reconnect with self and others, and recapture meaning and purpose in life. Your Recovery Journey is based on the experiences of people who have a mental illness and who know where is hope, who are well and doing the things they want with their lives. The program offers five free interactive weekly sessions, each two hours long, and all facilitated by people in recovery who can give you valuable information that will help you on your recovery journey. You’ll also learn how to find peer support and build new life skills. Session topics:
– What is recovery?
– Quality of Life
– Self-Management
– Medication as a tool for recovery
– Moving Forward: Personal Action Planning
Come learn more about recovery and how you can live beyond mental illness! For more info & to register, email vanpeerworkshops@vch.ca or call 604-708-5276.
Meeting Room B (Ground Floor)
520 West 6th Ave.
Vancouver, BC V5Z 4H5
Map+ Google calendar
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Categories
 General
 Peer Support (PS)
 Consumer Initiative Fund (CIF)
 Peer Led Workshop (PLW)
 PLW – Talking with your Doctor
 PLW – PWR
 PLW – BRIDGES
 PLW – Your Recovery Journey
 PLW – Support Groups
 PS – Support Groups
 SAC Workshops
 Voices and Visions (VVV)
 PLW – Coping with Uncertainty
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