How a Victoria choir is helping people living with dementia

Research on Voices in Motion showed singing with the choir reduced some symptoms of dementia by half


A stroke of madness: Meet the Cold Water Addicts, Victoria's bravest swimming group

By Emily Fagan
Apr 1, 2022

This frigid and fearless local group has found health benefits from cold water and funny hats


Advocates and researchers say people with disabilities are left out of BC COVID strategy

By Astra Lincoln
Jan 22, 2022

Some people with disabilities feel they're being asked to stay home so that 'everybody else can get on with life'


Canadian Blood Services may loosen rules on gay men. Where does that leave transgender donors?

Members of Victoria’s trans community are advocating for the elimination of ‘discriminatory’ and ‘fear-based’ blood donation policies


Updates to Victoria emergency psychiatric care are insufficient, say teen advocates

By Zoë Ducklow
Sep 18, 2021

After taking on the province in a public battle last spring, Ella Hale and Emma Epp feel brushed off by the system that promised change


Isolated in Victoria: forging friendships in a city renowned for its chilliness

By Tim Ford
Aug 29, 2021

Researchers say there's little attention on adult friendships, but there are some strategies to find new friends—even here


With a million-dollar initiative, United Way takes the pandemic’s mental health effects to heart

By Emily Fagan
Apr 8, 2021

The money will be distributed among mental health organizations on Vancouver Island


Accusations of mistreatment mount against Royal Jubilee's psychiatric facility

By Nina Grossman
Mar 27, 2021

A Facebook group surfaced allegations of insensitive and uncaring treatment for people in distress