“I never thought I’d say this in a million years but I have a great life that I am very thankful for. New View has really helped to make that possible”

Michelle.  (Page 64 of Celebrating 40 yrs book)

“New View Society gave us back our daughter and a relationship with her once again. I will always be thankful to New View.”

(Page 53 of Celebrating 40 yrs book)

“New View helped me with housing, employment and gave me support and encouragement. They kind of are like family, supporting, encouraging and loving.”

John (Page 58 of Celebrating 40 Years Book)

 
About New View Society

There was a need, we had to do something

We strive to support our members in all areas of life: Housing, Employment and Social Recreation through our supported housing, independent living, and rental assistance programs.

ABOUT NEW VIEW

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There are many great ways to get involved with New View Society – Make a donation, Become a volunteer, Become a society supporter, Join our team, Hire our social enterprises.

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Our Clubhouse is designed to create a healthy environment where individuals recovering from mental illness can achieve the confidence and skills necessary to reach personal goals.

THE CLUBHOUSE

 

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Work – a vital part of recovery.

At New View Society we understand the challenges our people face in finding meaningful employment. Our Social Enterprises (operated directly through our Clubhouse) provide our members with flexible and inclusive employment in a caring and supported environment. Find out how you can partner with us in support of Social Enterprise in your community.

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What’s Happening at New View

 

Mental Illness Awareness Week

In recognition of Mental Illness Awareness Week we are sharing with you a piece written by a very talented individual that we are fortunate to have in our circle The Art of Change Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time – Thomas Merton This first week in October is Mental Illness Awareness Week. It’s a week dedicated to spreading awareness of mental health issues, and a time to help dismantle the stigma surrounding mental illness. People often tell me that the stigma surrounding mental illness isn’t what it used to be – years ago. And I think this is, for the large part, true. Attitudes surrounding mental illness have greatly improved as the mental health movement has propelled forward. And people generally are more understanding of mental illness than they were years ago. But stigma is still a barrier, and a source of discrimination and conflict today. Over a hundred years after the birth of modern psychiatry, people still view mental health issues with hesitancy, distrust, skepticism, and general closed-mindedness. People often ask me why I think stigma still exists, despite so many breakthroughs in our progressive understanding of mental illness. And I think there’s a few reasons for this. Firstly, change happens slowly. This doesn’t just apply to social change or changes in attitudes… but in all areas of life, change is a slow progression. It’s a series of small steps that grow incrementally larger and continue indefinitely. That’s just the way it is. Nothing happens overnight. Secondly, I think that stigma is engrained in our culture. Look at today’s art, for... read more

Karen has recently published a fabulous compilation of poetry, if you haven’t gotten your copy yet now is your chance!   Books will be available at the event or you can purchase online www.amazon.ca    Karen H Launch (3rd... read more

New View Society is Just Singin’ Round on March 5, 2019!

Synergy Collective Society presents Just Singin’ Round – a unique showcase benefiting New View Society. Come experience an evening of musical magic featuring some of Canada’s most talented singer/songwriters, and share a meal with the New View Family. Support New View in supporting some of the Tri-Cities’ most vulnerable. When: 6pm-10pm Tuesday, March 5, 2019 Where: Vancouver Rowing Club, 450 Stanley Park Drive, Vancouver, BC V6G 3E2 We will be offering a complementary coach (bus) from the Tri-Cities to the venue and back again.  Please let us know if would like to be included on the bus and we will send more details. BUY... read more

New View Podcast

New View Society recently welcomed students from the University of British Columbia Creative Writing Program’s CRWR 302 class, Writing for Podcast. This applied learning experience was coordinated through the UBC Centre for Community Engaged Learning. In this podcast, the students interview our Clubhouse manager, Chantelle Burga, and a Clubhouse member, Andrew, who talked about his successful journey with New View Society.  He talks about how New View has had a significant influence on his life by helping him to achieve confidence and focus on the skills necessary to reach his personal goals.  ... read more

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.
Thur. Oct 17 & Fri. Oct 18, 2019
Early Bird Rate – $185.00 (Register by Sept. 30, 2019)
Cost after Sept. 30 – $200.00

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A Thousand Words

A thousand words.
They say a picture says a thousand words. And for the longest time, I relied on words to express myself – artistically and emotionally. I was into writing, and it had become my only art-form and creative outlet.

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