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For a listing of support and education events in Nanaimo, including non-BCSS events, please visit the Nanaimo events page.

Family Support Groups

Regional Service Information

BCSS Branch Contact Information

Schizophrenia Awareness Day

Every year on the 24th of May we want to paint the country purple! We ask that you wear purple to show unity in bringing awareness to schizophrenia, and to show support for those affected by the illness.

Local referral and support

Do you have a family member with a mental illness? Are you wondering what services are available for serious mental illness in your community and how to access them? Need help figuring out what to do? BCSS can help. We have staff and volunteers in locations near you who can talk to you about your options and help you get connected. Call us at 604-270-7841 or 1-888-888-0029 email the educator nearest you.

Nanaimo – BCSS – Strengthening Families Together

About BCSS Nanaimo

200-1585 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, BC V9S 1G4.
Telephone 250-753-9923 Fax: 250-753-9203. email BCSS Nanaimo


Nanaimo Branch Newsletter

Calendar of training, support and other events in BC

Our online calendar at contains support groups, training and events for people with a mental illness and their family and supporters.

Online Support Groups for Family / Supporters

Partnership Education Presentation Program

Subscribe to our E-Newsletters

Sign up here for our e-newsletters for family members, mental health professionals, educators and aboriginal community members to keep posted on BCSS events, resources and advocacy or click on the above link for more information.

Strengthening Families Together – 10 session group for family and friends

Do you have a relative or friend with a serious mental illness? Strengthening Families Together is a 10-session group for families and friends, which provides information, skill-building, and support. Offered throughout B.C. in spring and fall.