formally known as Campbell River & North Island Schizophrenia Society

Campbell River Branch

We're here to help!

When a friend or family member is diagnosed with a mental illness, you may feel overhelmed, isolated and confused about what happens following the diagnosis. You may ask

  • Who can I talk to about this?
  • Where do I find information?
  • Where do I find help?
  • What programs and services are available?

We can help you find answers to these questions. You can drop into our office or phone or email us to talk to our staff and volunteers. We also have a free lending library, including books, brochures and videos.

We also offer Strengthening Families Together, Hearing Voices, a monthly support group for families and the Nutritional Learning Program. Please see the Programs page for more information.   

Office Address: 850E - 12th Avenue, Campbell River, BC

Open Tuesdays, 1-5 p.m. and Fridays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

P 250-914-3059      F 250-914-3061

e-mail: [email protected] 

Mailing address: Box 651, Campbell River, BC, V9W 6J3 

Thank you to our funders 

Comox Valley Regional District, Area C

The Hamber Foundation

Island Health 

The Lohn Foundation

Men in Kilts - Vancouver Island North

Strathcona Regional District, Area D 

 We acknowledge the financial support of the

Province of British Columbia

(through the Community Gaming Grant)

Our office is open during our regular hours for now. We are practicing high levels of sanitization of mutli touch surfaces and hand hygiene and limiting group numbers to 15.


However, if you are over 70, feeling sick, have been out of the country recently, and/or have a compromised immune system, please contact us by phone or email only.

Managing Stress & Anxiety during this difficult time (from the CDC)


https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html

Things you can do to support yourself during the COVID-19 pandemic:


People with pre-existing mental health conditions should continue with their treatment and be aware of new or worsening symptoms.


If you, or someone you care about, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others call 911 or the Vancouver Island Crisis Line: 1‑888-494-3888. You can also text 250-800-3806 or chat https://www.vicrisis.ca/. Both services are available from 6-10:00 pm, PST, seven days a week.


Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.


Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate.


Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep, and avoid alcohol and drugs.


Make time to unwind. Try to do some other activities you enjoy.


Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.


Call your healthcare provider if stress gets in the way of your daily activities for several days in a row.