Campbell River and North Island Schizophrenia Society

Strengthening Families Together  

The program is offered twice per year to caregivers, family members, professionals and students. There are 10 sessions covering topics such as different kinds of mental illnesses, communication, local services available, legal issues, advocacy and self-care. Depending on the time of year, taking into account daylight savings time and weather, the program is offered over series of lunch hours, evenings or on Saturdays. There are 5-15 people participating in each group.

Resource referral/support

If your loved one has been recently diagnosed or you believe may have a mental illness and hasn't been diagnosed, we can help you find local resources. And we are always here to listen.

Puppet Program

Our puppet program is now on YouTube! Our channel is called Hailey and the Brainstormers. You can watch videos we did in partnership with Shaw TV that aired locally last year on Channel 4. Laura and her assistants are working hard to create a library of new videos to post soon. So be sure to subscribe so you can check them out as soon as their available.

Hailey and the Brainstormers are a troupe of people, and puppets, who have lived experience with mental illness and/or work in the field of mental health. The goal is to educate, empower, and inspire, by creating and sharing material relevant to adults, youth, and children. The group also hopes to reduce the stigma and shame around mental illness through sharing their experiences, factual information, resources, concepts of recovery, and coping skills.  They are doing it in their own heartfelt, creative ways, using the skills, technology, and inspiration available, while drawing on our community for input, support, and participation.

 Nutritional  Learning Program

Adults with mental illnesses learn food safety practices,   nutrition, menu  planning, meal  preparation, clean-up and socialization skills. The program is held every Wednesday at the Campbell River Beacon Club. Participants work with staff and volunteers to prepare a hearty, healthy meal they enjoy together with their peers.

Free lending library

We have a variety of brochures, books, magazines and videos in our library.



Address / Contact Info

850E - 12th Avenue Campbell River, BCV9W 6B5
Coordinator : Robyn Ellsworth
Mailing address:

PO Box 651
Campbell River, BC
V9W 6J3

Phone Numbers

Phone : (250) 914-3059
Fax : (250) 914-3061

Hours of Operation

Regular hours: Tue, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Fri, 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Service Details

Referral protocol: self, physician, health professional
How to apply: Phone or email or drop in - Tuesdays 1-5 p.m. or Fridays 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Age ranges served: all ages
Accepting new patients / clients: Accepting new clients
Languages spoken: English

Web Links

Location Map

This program was last updated on 21 Jul 2017.