Will & Mavis Tishinski Tranquility Trail

Taking Mental Health Care Outside 

Our new, outdoor greenspace the Will & Mavis Tishinski Tranquility Trail is now open!

The Will & Mavis Tishinski Tranquility Trail was built to promote mental wellness and make a real difference for the growing number of individuals in need of additional mental health support in our community. This space is designated for innovative treatment and programming that will support patients on their journey to recovery. It is not only for patients but for anyone in our community who wants to reap the benefits of greenery, colorful flowers, and fresh air for their mental health.

Greenspace has incredible benefits and makes a long-lasting difference in improving cognitive function in older adults and in treating mental health concerns. There is evidence to suggest that people can recover from stress and mental fatigue, and have better concentration after spending time in greenspace and in fresh air. 

The space features an arbour to host art therapy and other activities, a lawn greenspace for recreation, a shade garden gathering space for conversation, a forage garden with edible plants and herbs, and an art therapy garden. Programming held in the Will and Mavis Tishinski Tranquility Trail will include arts and crafts, recreation therapy activities, yoga and exercise programs, cultural ceremonies, and gardening.

It’s an investment in mental health care and wellness that will lead to better outcomes for individuals in our community on their journey to live longer, healthier lives. The Will & Mavis Tishinski Tranquility Trail was designed in collaboration with Victoria Hospital’s mental health team and it means that including new therapeutic treatments will now be possible. 



“This new greenspace will be an essential component of our treatment plans for certain patients because of the benefits it will bring to those with depression, anxiety, dementia and other mental health conditions.”

Dr. Vishal Raj Kaushik
Psychiatry Site Lead, Geriatric Psychiatrist, Victoria Hospital


Hundreds of people in Victoria Hospital’s care for mental health support will use the Will & Mavis Tishinski Tranquility Trail every year. The space is part of a $1.78 million investment in mental health care at Victoria Hospital that includes the Manitoba Blue Cross Mental Health Assessment Unit



Your generosity will take mental health care outside to offer a fresh approach to effective treatments. Your gift will help support this safe and healing space that will help patients feel connected and valued, while promoting their wellness and dignity. 




“Providing care and support for someone who is living with a mental illness can involve multiple care providers and various treatment plans. It’s about having safe, calming spaces that are designed to offer targeted programming that promotes wellness and positive experiences.” 

Rachel Ferguson
Chief Operating Officer, Victoria Hospital







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