Psychosocial Rehabilitation

Psychosocial Rehabilitation & Early Psychosis Intervention

Psychosocial Rehabilitation

Psychosocial Rehabilitation provides rehabilitation for people with severe and persistent mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders. Psychosocial rehabilitation may include illness education and management, skills for daily living, health promotion and return to meaningful activity including leisure and employment.

"Recovery" refers to individuals' abilities to guide their own wellness journeys, and live satisfying, hopeful, and contributing lives, even though mental health and substance use problems may cause ongoing limitations.

Dependent on the community in which you live, the following services may be available within our Psychosocial Rehabilitation services:

  • Individual and group support
  • Life skills coaching 
    • Wellness education
    • Self-management tools
    • Coping skills/ Stress management
    • Develop a healthy lifestyle
    • Begin or return to community activities
    • Explore meaning and purpose
    • Access to vocational resources
  • Access to neuropsychological testing
  • Access to housing and rehabilitation programs
  • Connection with/advocacy for community resources
  • Education for clients and families
  • Medication education, management, monitoring and administration
  • Illness education and symptom management
  • Discharge and care planning

Mental Wellness Day Program Victoria

The Mental Wellness Day Program is a group-based, recovery-oriented psychosocial rehabilitation program. We serve adults with diagnosed mental health problems such as schizophrenia, psychosis, bipolar disorder and major depression.

Our team includes occupational therapists, nurses, a social worker and a recreation therapist who will work towards your individual treatment needs alongside your primary health clinician.

What We Do

Provide a comprehensive individually tailored group treatment program in three broad categories:

  • Support for stabilization helps acutely ill individuals get better faster.
  • Alternative to inpatient care
  • Supports transition from inpatient to outpatient care
  • Structured routine gently increases tolerance for movement, concentration and social interaction
  • Daily function-based assessment of stabilization 

Education and skill development helps stable individuals gain knowledge and independence: 

  • Illness education and management
  • Coping skills
  • Daily living skills

Recovery and health promotion helps individuals expand beyond the illness

  • Develop a healthy lifestyle
  • Integrate into community roles
  • Explore meaning and purpose

Referral criteria

  • Intended for individuals who have a primary Axis I diagnosis and who are 17-75 years’ old
  • Individuals with developmental disabilities or head injuries are better served by other resources in the community.
  • Participants must be receiving care from a psychiatrist

Mental Wellness Day Program Victoria Brochure

Mental Wellness Day Program Schedule

Mental Wellness Day Program Descriptions

General Information on Psychosocial Rehabilitation

Referral Required?
Required
How to Get Referral

Campbell River

Services are accessed through referral by a mental health and substance use clinician. 

Comox Valley

Services are accessed through referral by a mental health and substance use clinician.

Cowichan Valley

Open Door is available for existing clients of Duncan Mental Health & Substance Use (MHSU) services, please speak to your team for details. If you are not connected to Duncan MHSU please contact intake.

Nanaimo

Contact Intake

Port Alberni

Contact Intake

Victoria

Contact Intake

Mental Wellness Day Program Victoria

  • Referrals can be made by any health care professional involved in the individual's care.
  • Referrals external to Mental Health and Substance Use Services can be made through Mental Health Intake.
  • Internal referrals are made via Pathways.
  • For questions about referral criteria for the Mental Wellness Day Program please phone: 250-370-8126.

Contact Intake

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Contact Us

Campbell River

#207–1040 Shoppers Row
Campbell River, BC V9W 2C6
Phone: 250-850-2620
Fax: 250-850-2464

Comox Valley

941C England Avenue
Courtenay, BC V9N 2N7
Phone: 250-331-8524
Fax: 250-331-8525

Cowichan Valley

Open Door
3088 Gibbins Road
Duncan, BC V9L 1E8
Phone: 250-709-3040
Fax: 250-709-3045

Nanaimo

203-2000 Island Highway
Nanaimo, BC V9S 5W3
Phone: 250-739-5710
Fax: 250-739-5739

Port Alberni

4780 Roger Street
Port Alberni, BC V9Y 3Z2
Phone: 250-731-1311
Fax: 250-731-1312

Victoria Mental Wellness Day Program

6th Floor, EMP
2334 Trent Street
Victoria, British Columbia
Canada V8R 4Z3
Phone: 250-370-8126
Fax: 250-370-8129 

West Coast

272 Main Street, PO Box 277
Ucluelet, BC V0R 3A0
Phone: 250-726-1282
Fax: 250-726-2681

Mount Waddington

Port Hardy Mental Health and Substance Use Services
7070 Shorncliffe Avenue
Box 1290
Port Hardy, BC   
V0N 2P0
Phone:  250-902-6051
Fax:  250-902-6052

Port McNeill Mental Health and Substance Use Services
2750 Kingcome Place
Box 548
Port McNeill, BC   
V0N 2R0
Phone:  250-956-4461
Fax:  250-956-6813

 

Locations

Ladysmith Community Health Centre

Ladysmith Community Health Centre

1111-4th Avenue
PO Box 10
Ladysmith, B.C. 
V9G 1A1

250-739-5777

North Island Hospital Comox Valley

North Island Hospital Comox Valley

101 Lerwick Rd
Courtenay, B.C. 
V9N 0B9

250-331-5900

Oceanside Health Centre

Oceanside Health Centre

489 Alberni Hwy
Parksville, B.C.
V9P 1J9

250-951-9550

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