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Thoughts for Spring

It’s already the end of March! 2018! It seems that one thing we can count on in life is that is moves quickly. The saying used to go that "time flies when you are having fun", but it seems to me that even through grief, depression, illness, or crisis, people are always surprised at how the weeks go by. So, given that there are very few constants that we can count on in life, if this is one of them, then the lesson of "enjoy today", "practice mindfulness", "carpe diem", "be present" - is more important than ever to really grasp, embrace, and sustain. 

 

Upper Island Counselling Says "Let's Talk" Mental Health Every Day!

Upper Island Counselling’s Executive Director Kelsi Baine congratulates everyone who participated in Bell Canada’s Let’s Talk day supporting mental health awareness this year.


“It is so important to hear so many positive community voices across the Comox Valley, Campbell River and North Island communities, helping to reduce stigma around mental health and demonstrating their support for other community members.” Baine said.

Eating Disorder Awareness Week is February 1 - 7, 2018.

Eating Disorder Awareness Week is February 1 - 7, 2018.  This week-long event takes place in countries and communities around the world each year.  The aim is to increase awareness about what eating disorders are, what they are not, what can be done to stop them, and how they can be prevented.  In British Columbia, the focus of the campaign is “love our bodies, love ourselves”.   In our appearance-and thinness-obsessed culture, it can be a real struggle for people to accept themselves as they are.  But without that acceptance, we can develop a poor body image and find it increasing

Connecting with our Community

We've been so excited about our 30th anniversary, and our new look, that we couldn't help but spread the word. A big thanks to local media for supporting this effort! As more and more people and places recognize the significance of mental health and wellness in the workplace, and in life, the services we provide our communities are not only relevant but necessary. We are so grateful for both past and present community support. Here's where you can find us in the news! 

 

Some reflections on a new year....

I USED to think that New Year's resolutions were a bit silly. I USED to think, "why pick January 1 to start making positive changes? That can happen anytime!" But, more and more I'm finding that ANY reason to get us thinking about making positive changes in our lives is a good one. So, if another new year inspires you to reflect on the past with insight and learning, set goals for the future, and determine what needs to change TODAY in order to achieve those goals, well then that is an annual tradition worth celebrating and continuing. 

 

Community Recognition

With the advent of our new blog, we now have a place to share our news, announcements, events and gratitudes!

Finishing up a great year of 30th anniversary celebrations!

As part of our 30th Anniversary we aspired to ready our organization for many exciting changes to come. We began by renovating our offices. After three decades in the community, we were ready to experience a more modern, serene, and beautiful space for us and all our clients to be comforted by.