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Campbell River - Vancouver Island Mental Health Society

Vancouver Island Mental Health Society
1330 Dogwood Street, Unit #5
Campbell River
V9W 3A6

 

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News & Events

Nanaimo’s Car 54 partnership drives care and connections for people in crisis

Nanaimo’s Car 54 partnership drives care and connections for people in crisis

Enhanced services are available for people in Nanaimo experiencing mental health and/or substance use crises, thanks to Car 54 – a full-time mental health mobile program that launched in October 2022.

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Stay informed, stay safer: Island Health launches text alert system for drug-poisoning advisories

People can now be alerted via text message about drug-poisoning advisories in the Island Health region thanks to an innovative partnership. 

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Addiction Medicine Consult Services improve health outcomes for patients in hospitals

Addiction Medicine Consult Services improve health outcomes for patients in hospitals

Substance use disorders can impact each and every one of us. Perhaps you've experienced this first-hand, or have someone in your life who is impacted by substance use.

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