In this 4-session training, we will try to demystify cyberdependance and better understand its impact on the affected individual and his or her entourage. Caregivers will be able to learn about strategies to help and treat people living with addictions and cyberdependance in order to guide them towards recovery. Course objective #1 Demystify cyberdependance Better […]
We offer individual counseling services for youth. If you would like to make an appointment, please call us at 514-636-6885 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth Online Meet-Up Group We offer a counseling group for youth who have a parent or sibling with a mental illness. The group focuses on self-expression, social support and healthy coping. To register, please send an email to email@example.com or call 514-636-6885.
Anna Camp A 4-day educational camp is offered to bring together children ages 7 to 12 who have one or more parents living with a mental health disorder. Throughout interactive and creative activities, the camp helps children better understand their loved one’s mental health disorder. By promoting mutual support and self-care as well as sharing […]
Grandparent Support Group This support group is a safe space for individuals who are either parenting their grandchildren or who are concerned about the grandchildren of their adult children who have a mental health issue. Must Register To view the dates that this support group is being offered, please consult our online calendar. To register, […]
Borderline Personality Disorder Support Group This support group helps caregivers to deal with the repercussions of the emotional distress and behavioural difficulties associated with borderline personality disorder (BPD). Must Register To view the dates that this support group is being offered, please consult our online calendar. To register, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or […]
Psychosis and Bipolar Disorder Support Group This support group will provide information and a safe space for sharing about the impact of psychosis and bipolar disorder on relationships and family life. It is preferable that caregivers have taken the training for bipolar disorder or schizophrenia prior to attending the support group. Must Register To view […]
Depression and Anxiety Support Group This support group is a safe space for caregivers to talk about the impact that depression and anxiety has on relationships and on family life. To view the dates that this support group is being offered, please consult our online calendar.To register, please send an email to email@example.com or call […]
Men’s Support Group This support group is a safe space for men of all ages to come and share, discuss and reflect on issues that affect themselves and their loved one that has a mental health issue.Must Register To view the dates that this support group is being offered, please consult our online calendar. To […]
Support Group for All Mental Health Issues This support group helps caregivers deal with the repercussions of the emotional distress and behavioral difficulties associated with these disorders. It is a safe space for French-speaking individuals to come together, benefit from mutual support, break the stigma and understand mental illness. Must Register To view the dates […]
Preserving your Mental Health as a Caregiver This workshop will focus on tools and skills to build resiliency into the daily lives of caregivers. The goal is to help individuals improve and develop ways of coping with their role as a caregiver. Workshop Outline: Week 1 Depression: Its Signs, Symptoms and Treatment- Part 1 Week […]
Schizophrenia: In Search of Recovery Greater understanding in order to better respond and prevent! Being better equipped to better support. This 6-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 […]
Navigating the Mental Health System This course sheds light on the mental health system and helps develop the skills of family caregivers in difficult situations. The objective is to improve their strategies and integrate new ones in order to face the challenges surrounding their role. Workshop Outline: 1. How are families affected and explaining the […]
Being Around an Anxious Person This is a series of 6 family based psycho educational classes that are designed for caregivers. It allows them to learn about the criteria for major anxiety disorders. It will also provide an in-depth understanding of what a loved one is experiencing. Families will explore their feelings and thoughts about […]
Motivational Strategies Towards Treatment This workshop helps family members learn new sets of communication and problem-solving skills that are geared ultimately to improving their loved one’s adherence to medical treatment. Must Register Cost: $30 To view the dates that this training is being offered, please consult our online calendar. To register, please send an email […]
A Caregiver’s Guide to Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder This training educates families about borderline personality disorder, how it presents itself and its challenges. It encourages families to put in place changes that will improve their quality of life as well as that of the ill person. Workshop Outline: Workshop 1: Psychoeducation about Borderline Personality disorder […]
NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a 10-week course for persons who have family members who are suffering from a mental health disorder. The course is conducted by volunteers (people who also have family members suffering from a mental health disorder) who have been trained to present the curriculum. It’s designed […]
Mindfulness Hour Mindfulness is the daily practice of transforming stress and anxiety into ease and centeredness through connecting with the present moment with an open mind and without judgment. It has been shown to promote resilience, reduce stress and anxiety by training your attention and your brain. Caregivers will gradually learn how to reduce overthinking […]
How to Set Healthy Boundaries This workshop focuses on defining your boundaries and exploring why it’s hard to set limits. We discuss what is involved in developing an action plan, maintaining your sanity and setting your limits.) Must Register Cost : 30 $ To view the dates that this training is being offered, please consult […]
Bipolar Disorder: What Is It And How To Better Manage It This 6-week psychoeducational program on bipolar disorder has been designed to help family members with a loved one suffering from this disorder. Each class includes theory, exercises and participation. Workshop Outline: What is Bipolar Disorder? An Introduction Causes of Bipolar Disorder? Dual Diagnosis Main […]
We are excited to announce the winners of our “Hopeful Holiday Giveaway”! The photos that we chose are the ones that we believe captured the essence of hope and joy during the Holidays. The winners are: 1st place: Kevin – 100$ gift card 2nd place: Mark – 50$ gift card 3rd place: Danny & Sylvain […]
Creative Expression Group Because it can be difficult to find time for ourselves when we have a loved one living with a mental health issue, especially with the circumstances we are currently living in, Friends for Mental Health invites you to join our Creative Expression Group at a distance. This creative group aims to offer […]
The art therapy group offers a safe space in which you can be heard and supported. Art therapy is a respite activity in which you can freely express your thoughts and feelings in images as well as words. It can also foster your creativity, which is essential when it comes to achieving positive change; whether […]
Mindfulness and Movement This respite activity helps caregivers reduce their stress through grounded body expression and increased consciousness of tensions in the body and in the mind. To view the dates that this activity is being offered, please consult our online calendar. To register, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 514-636-6885.
We offer many respite activities, including: Christmas supper Movie nights Other social and creative activities To view the dates that our respite activities are being offered, please consult our online calendar.
The spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has fundamentally changed everyday life for everyone. The freedom of movement we used to take for granted is gone, thanks to province-wide lockdowns. The ability to meet face to face with friends, co-workers, and loved ones is gone. Add to all of that the fear of infection, and […]
The COVID-19 epidemic and the resulting lockdown that’s limited our mobility have disrupted our normal routines. People dealing with mental health challenges have seen a temporary halt to many services, such as in-person psychiatrist appointments, therapy sessions, and group therapy meetings. Fortunately, we’ve adjusted. Different stakeholders ranging from individual therapists to government agencies have stepped […]
We are living through a stressful time and it’s easy to get caught up in the anxiety of the moment. These are perfectly normal feelings and they actually help to keep us safe when we can carry them without being overwhelmed. An important part of learning to carry these emotions better is self-care. The goal […]