Family Support in community provides education, information and individual or group support to foster increased awareness, psychosocial education on mental illness, and peer support among family members of those with a serious mental illness; one conversation at a time.
Groups include; “Family Support”, “Families in Recovery” (Small groups made up of two or more family members from the same family) who support a loved one with Addiction/Mental Health challenges.
Our Family Support Workers provide service to anyone who has a loved one with a serious mental illness. This includes but is not limited to partners, parents, children, siblings and friends. We support those ages 16+ unless accompanied by a parent in a small family group.
In addition to relevant educational backgrounds, our Family Support Workers also have experience with a loved one with a serious mental illness. They are not here to tell families what to do; but instead they can help family members with system navigation, boundary setting, the instillation of hope, self-care, advocacy, resource connections, general listening and skill development.
Groups provide family members with an opportunity to meet other people who may be facing similar challenges. This peer-led shared learning environment fosters a sense of strength and togetherness.
Contact Family Support:
1024 2nd Avenue East, Owen Sound, ON N4K 2H7
Check out the following resources below: