Welcome to Island Health

On August 1 st, we launched our new public website:

wwww.islandhealth.ca

and a new website for medical staff:

medicalstaff.islandhealth.ca

Our website was developed in partnership with patients and residents of Vancouver Island and the surrounding regions. It's accessible, mobile friendly and flexible to help us evolve with our communities as we work towards excellent health and care for everyone, everywhere, every time.

Come visit the new sites and update your bookmarks. This www.viha.ca site will continue to be available for one month so that our staff and partners have time to update their links to the new site. You can still browse the old site but it will no longer be updated.

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Men's Peer Support

We focus on the needs of men in their journeys through a contemporary world.

At some point everyone struggles with events in their lives, and the emotions that we go through at that time can be overwhelming.  When there is a need to sort things out, or when mental or emotional distress seems to take over, peer support can help.

We provide one on one support with:

  • Relationship issues
  • Illness
  • Money worries
  • Anger management
  • Sexuality
  • Stress
  • Distress over changes in marriage or career

Call to book an appointment or drop-in on Monday or Friday from 1:00 - 4:00 pm (no appointment necessary). 

Also see: Links and Resources

Background

Moving forward with a commitment to improving services, a group of men in the community who recognized the need for better resources met with the Nursing Centre staff in 2000. This resulted in a very successful Men's Health Forum in November 2000. 
   
A group of men living with a range of life transitions continued to meet with a group facilitator in 2001- 2002.

In the fall of 2006 we partnered with the Comox Valley Prostate Cancer Support Group, St. Joseph's Hospital Lab and the North Island College Nursing Students to host an all day event that included free PSA testing.