Kevin was involved with the Spirituality Project, that was funded by Vancouver Coastal Health, as a member of the Spirituality Advisory Committee and a co-presenter of some tools and information that could be used with a client exploring their spirituality.
Kevin had mentioned to the head of this project, Sharon, that perhaps a web space could be developed where people could explore spiritual resources and topics in a safe supportive environment. Sharon asked Kevin if he would be interested in setting this up.
They recruited some other mental health consumers, Matthew and Sandra, and the group sent a proposal to the Consumer Initiative Fund, which is also funded by Vancouver Coastal Health, and they were chosen as one of the projects that would receive funding that year.
As a result they have created the Spirit of Recovery Website and Database, which provides resource lists and a forum, for people to explore and add to if they so wish.
The Consumer Initiative Fund continues funding and advising this project.
The group plans to create material to present to different Mental Health and Addiction Sites within Vancouver Coastal Health’s boundaries to raise awareness of our website.