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Mental Wellness Day Program

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

Contact Us

6th Floor, EMP
2334 Trent Street
Victoria, British Columbia
Canada V8R 4Z3
Phone: 250.370.8126
Fax: 250.370.8129 

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Referral Criteria

  • Must have a primary Axis I diagnoses
  • Must be receiving the care of a psychiatrist
  • Must be 17-75 years old
  • Individuals with developmental disabilities or head injuries are better served by other resources.

Referral Process

  • 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 and should include complete current Clinical Profile.
  • Be sure to include the reason for the referral and any relevant clinical information such as assessments, consultation and summaries.
  • Self-directed individuals can be referred to attend a single group.  Those in need of a more comprehensive program will meet with a mental health clinician, or "Recovery Coach", who will help individuals create a group treatment program to meet their specific rehabilitation needs. 

For questions about referral criteria, referral status or to request a referral form, please phone: 250.370.8126

Services Provided

Who We Serve

We serve adults with diagnosed complex mental health problems such as schizophrenia, psychosis, bipolar disorder and major depression.

What we do

We 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.

  • Wellness education
  • Self-management tools
  • Coping skills

Recovery and health promotion helps individuals expand beyond the illness.

  • Develop a healthy lifestyle
  • Begin or return to community activities
  • Explore meaning and purpose

"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.

Mental Wellness Day Program Schedule.pdf(PDF)