Conference/Webinar – Dr Pierre David

Conference/Webinar – Dr Pierre David

Borderline Personality Disorder: How families are affected and ways they can better help their loved ones by Dr. Pierre David  Tuesday, November 7th 2017, 7pm in French At the Beaconsfield’s library Dr.Pierre David is a psychiatrist and the Medical Director of the Relational and Personality Disorders Program at the Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Montréal (IUSMM), as well as  an Assistant Clinical Professor of the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry at the University of Montreal. Call Friends for Mental Health to register (514) 636-6885 or by email: info@asmfmh.org If you cannot attend in person you can also watch this conference live online at:...

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Schizophrenia: Road to Recovery

Schizophrenia: Road to Recovery

Schizophrenia: Road to Recovery ($20 for materials)  • Greater understanding in order to better respond and prevent! • Being better equipped to better support This 11 week psychoeducational program on schizophrenia is specially adapted for families and responds to their current needs. This program allows for families to develop their adaptive skills so they can cope with the disease and possible crises caused by the acute phases of the illness. Workshop outline 1. What is Schizophrenia – An Introduction 2. Causes of Schizophrenia 3. Dual Diagnosis 4. Main Treatments of Schizophrenia 5. Navigating the Mental Health System 6. How Families are Affected 7. Development of Skills & Attitudes (part 1) – Relashionships /Communication 8. Development of Skills & Attitudes (part 2) – Crisis Intervention 9. Helping your Loved One – Warning Signs and Relapse 10. Law & Finances 11. Recovery & Advocacy Must register For training dates please consult...

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Job Opportunities : Executive Director

Job Opportunities : Executive Director

  POSITION:     Executive Director   THE ORGANIZATION:  Friends for Mental Health (FMH), located in Montréal’s West Island, is a not-for profit, bilingual organization offering families new paths for learning to live with mental illness. FHM was started in 1981 as a reaction to the lack of support for families of the mentally ill. It was began as a self-help group for relatives and friends of the mentally ill. Since 1990, FMH has received funds from Centraide, Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux and similar organizations. This is in addition to fundraising from individual donors, corporate sponsorship and events.  FMH offers its over 800 clients a variety of services including counselling, training, support groups, a quarterly publication “Family Matters”, a youth section and art therapy. In addition, FMH works in close collaboration with other professional mental healthcare providers.   SCOPE:  Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for the leadership, management, clinical services and community awareness of Friends for Mental Health. The Executive Director represents FMH with the public at large, partner organizations and donors. The Executive Director will ensure the continued sustainability of the organization, as a strong, pro-active and goal-directed community resource through responsible and efficient management of limited resources, outreach, fundraising and profile enhancement. As well, the Executive Director will maintain strategic links with community partners (such as MSSS, CIUSSS, mental health associations etc), collaborate with other health care organizations, ensure continued partnership with its stakeholders and help diminish the societal stigma of mental health.   RESPONSBILITIES:  The Executive Director is responsible for: Orientation and Planning: Annual action plan and strategies to manage program growth, funding and sustainability. Clinical Services Oversight: Supervise clinical services in accordance with the Mission of FMH and changes to clinical services to meet client needs. Organization and Policies Management: Ensure internal systems support evolving needs of FMH’s stakeholders (e.g. current and former clients, community partners, other mental health organizations, corporate sponsors etc), are high quality and support FMH’s Annual Plan. External Relationships: Strengthen links to FMH’s stakeholders, enhance FMH’s profile, provide effective communication strategies, collaborate with other organisations, develop relationships with community partners, assist with key strategic partnerships and update partnership agreements. Financial Management & Reporting: Develop budget, effective financing of the organisation and all fundraising activities (including grants and subsidies). Management of Human Resources: Hire all regular and temporary staff, supervise their tasks, evaluate their performance and ensure their continuous improvement.   QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS: The successful candidate will have a university degree and/or a recognised professional qualification (e.g. management, health sciences or related field). They must demonstrate at least 5 years experience in a health-related not-for-profit organization with at least 3 years at a leadership level. A solid understanding of the Health...

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Open House

Open House

Open House – September 5th- Meet our team, visit our new office and find out about our new Fall programming. For Community Partners – 2:00 to 4:00 pm For our Members – 6:00 to 8:00 pm

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Mindfulness Workshop

Mindfulness Workshop

Every Tuesday From September 12th to October 17th 2017, 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Mindfulness is the daily practice of transforming stress and anxiety into ease and centeredness through connecting with the present moment. Caregivers will learn during this 6 week process, how to eliminate stress, work with their fears and accept what they cannot change.

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