Thrive Leisure & Recreation Services
Thrive Opens Door to:
Recreation and Leisure Activities
Employment Navigation and Community Engagement
Who Services are for
- A resident of Vancouver Coastal Health service delivery area
- Experiencing mental health and/ or substance use challenges
We offer individualized and group services that support you to identify and set goals, explore motivational strategies, build confidence and become engaged in their communities. To help each person meet their needs and achieve their goals, our services are divided into two streams: Therapeutic Recreation Services & Community Connections Services
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New members get connected with one of our recreation therapists. In a safe and friendly environment, new members learn about our services and how we can support their needs.
Assessment and Action Planning
We meet people where they are at and give our members opportunities to set goals and work towards achieving them. Recreation therapists provide support exploring interests, abilities, leisure and wellness needs.
Therapeutic Recreation Programming
We offer various recreation and personal development programs including art, physical fitness, social skills building and mental health management.
One to one support
Our members receive individualized support with program placements and goal achievement.
- Creative Arts
- Active Living
- Digital Photography
- Building Resilience
Our Thrive Community Connection Services are tailored to assist members who are ready to work on their employment goals by providing the necessary tools and resources to ensure success.
Activities We help members identify their strengths and set goals for both volunteering and pursuing employment.
Our members participate in employment readiness programs, including resume and cover letter writing, email etiquette, and the disability disclosure workshop.
Our team is dedicated to guiding members through their employment journey by providing personalized support.
- Disability Disclosure
- Resume and Cover Letter Writing Workshop
- Interview For Success
- Email etiquette
- Working With Purpose
Our Community Initiatives
Leisure, Health & Wellness Bursary
Funded by Vancouver Coastal Health, the bursary is designed to support people 17 years and older with a mental health diagnoses living in Vancouver, who have a new identified leisure, health or wellness goal.
Bursaries with the maximum award of $150 per person are awarded by random draw. Bursary draw takes place on the 15th of every month. Applicants must be referred by a health professional.
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Conquering Waves- Dragon Boat TeamFor over 12 years, the Conquering Waves Dragon Boat Team has been challenging the stigma of mental illness by bringing together individuals living with mental illness, their friends, families, and/or supporters of Mental Health Promotion to train weekly for 14 weeks and compete in the annual Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival held each summer!
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Summer Sessions for Young AdultsSummer Sessions provides an opportunity for youth and young adults (17-26 years old) with mental health barriers to enjoy fun, free activities and connect with others. If you are interested in attending our Summer Sessions please click on the link below and fill out the application form.
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What our Clients are Saying
We Want to Hear from YouAt Open Door Group, we are dedicated to providing every customer with a high standard of quality and care throughout their journey with us. Your experience matters, and we genuinely want to hear from you. We invite you to share your feedback, whether it's positive or negative. We appreciate your trust in our services and commit to utilizing your feedback to enhance the quality of our services!
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