About Spotlight on Mental Health

Spotlight on Mental Health is a peer-run resource website for people with lived/living experience of mental health and/or substance use challenges, their friends, families and supporters.


Consumer Involvement & Initiatives

The Consumer Involvement and Initiatives is an umbrella program that amplifies the consumer (peer or service user) voice within Vancouver Community Mental Health and Substance Use Services.

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Consumer Initiative Fund

The Consumer Initiative Fund (CIF) is a unique and progressive program that supports people in Vancouver with lived/living experience with mental health and/or substance use challenges by funding community projects and by providing grants for individuals.

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Peer Support Program

The Peer Support Program provides an opportunity for trained individuals who have lived/living experience with mental health and/or substance use challenges to call upon their experience to provide relevant goal-based support to youth, adults and older adults who receive services at a VCH MHSU program.

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Peer Led Workshops

The Peer Led Workshops program offers free workshops and support groups led by individuals who have lived/living experience with mental health and/or substance use challenges. Using a Psychosocial Rehabilitation approach, our workshops focus on empowering people to be active participants in their recovery and well-being. Everyone is welcome to attend!

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