Caring for Caregivers Family Services

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Compassionate Friends offers monthly support through a sharing circle via Zoom.
06/12/2023

Compassionate Friends offers monthly support through a sharing circle via Zoom.

Supporting Family When A Child Dies – Ottawa, Ontario

Sharing another great source of support for families, friends and caregivers.  SMART Recovery is a cognitive therapy bas...
06/07/2023

Sharing another great source of support for families, friends and caregivers. SMART Recovery is a cognitive therapy based approach to substance use health.

Family and Friends is an online support group. It has two goals: 1. To provide self-management and life-skills tools for those living with a loved one who has an addiction, or who may be suffering...

For families supporting loved ones experiencing early onset or first episode psychosis this podcast may be of interest. ...
06/05/2023

For families supporting loved ones experiencing early onset or first episode psychosis this podcast may be of interest. Please note that this is a US based podcast so phone numbers and resources will differ in Canada. For crisis numbers please go to The Royal's web page and the Crisis tab.

Transcript This special episode is co-presented by SMI Adviser, a Clinical Support System for Serious Mental Illness; and by NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. SMI Adviser is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and administered by the American Psychiat...

05/24/2023

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The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Durham, Durham Mental Health Services, and Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences will be presenting a virtual Family Education Drop-In Night:
Thursday May 25th, 2023 from 7:00-8:30 pm.
This event does not require registration.
This webinar will be presented by:
Dr. Elizabeth Coleman, Psychiatrist and Medical Director Forensic Program
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences
On the topic of:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Psychosis and Family Intervention Therapy: How families can support the therapeutic process
Zoom link above :)

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A fabulous source of information and support...
05/19/2023

A fabulous source of information and support...

The views expressed on this website are the views of the Ontario Caregiver Organization and do not necessarily reflect those of the Province.

On May 2nd The Royal officially opened a Client and Family Resource Hub, described as a "one-stop-shop" for finding the ...
05/19/2023

On May 2nd The Royal officially opened a Client and Family Resource Hub, described as a "one-stop-shop" for finding the "right resources at the right time". We had three in-person family sessions this month and some of the participants visited this welcoming space. For more information please visit the web page: https://www.theroyal.ca/thehub

05/12/2023

Are you curious about Peer Support? Check out the work of CMHA Saskatchewan to learn more…

Many of you will recognize Debbie Mullins as a social work facilitator of the family sessions. Here she is speaking abou...
05/12/2023

Many of you will recognize Debbie Mullins as a social work facilitator of the family sessions. Here she is speaking about a relationship-building communication technique: validation

Debbie Mullins, a Social Worker with The Royal, explains the benefits of validation when it comes to mental health challenges.

05/11/2023

Acknowledging the advocacy of Natalia Kusendova on behalf of family caregivers - an ER Nurse & champion

Potentially of interest to families...
04/24/2023

Potentially of interest to families...

The Drug Strategy Network of Ontario (DSNO) represents 43 drug strategies across the province and have developed a series of three fact sheets advocating for an end to the drug poisoning crisis. Overall, the DSNO is amplifying the recommendations made by Health Canada's Expert Task Force on Substanc...

Sharing with you a mental health blog page created by Anita Manley with interesting topics and food for thought:
04/13/2023

Sharing with you a mental health blog page created by Anita Manley with interesting topics and food for thought:

When I was 8 years old my Mom registered me for tennis lessons. My instructor nicknamed me “Mighty Mouse” as I always hit the ball long and hard. My blog is all about mental health. In …

NYPCC is hosting a free webinar next week that may be of interest to some of you
02/07/2023

NYPCC is hosting a free webinar next week that may be of interest to some of you

Parents are invited to a virtual seminar presented by the New York Psychology and Counseling Center: Su***de Prevention: How Caregivers Can Identify Early Signs and Symptoms
NYPCC Parent Cafe: Su***de Prevention

Date and time
Thu, February 16, 2023, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/suicide-prevention-how-caregivers-can-identify-early-signs-and-symptoms-tickets-517884575707?aff=mailchimp&mc_cid=2d3979f0c6&mc_eid=1090f066fd

The Family Information and Support Group is taking a short break this July and August to develop our programming that wi...
06/28/2022

The Family Information and Support Group is taking a short break this July and August to develop our programming that will resume again Tues Sept. 8th, 2022. Between April 1st 2021 and March 31st 2022, close to 1500 people participated in our family sessions! Most are family caregivers of adult children between the ages of 26 and 35 years living with mental health. Please feel free to check out our revised survey to share your views on topics, format and more! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SLBNKPG

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Have you ever been curious about the programs,  services and research at The Royal?  Check out this tour with Anita Manl...
06/28/2022

Have you ever been curious about the programs, services and research at The Royal? Check out this tour with Anita Manley https://youtu.be/A9H7LFeVQWM

Join us for a special tour of The Royal with board of trustee member, Anita Manley.See the special programs and spaces where our clients come for hope and he...

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03/21/2022

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Peer Support: What it is and what it isn’t.Hosted by Ian Mendes, join us on February 24 for an hour of information, resources and storytelling around mental health care and research. Our theme this evening will focus on what peer support is and what peer support is not. We're looking forward to ho...

03/10/2022
01/28/2022

For those of you who appreciate listening to peoples' personal stories with mental health, please click the following link to see Anita Manley's presentation on her lived expertise - so inspirational!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ugu65u-hFg

01/21/2022

⏰ Set your reminders - Tomorrow at 6pm, The Royal's Family Program hosts "The Sexual Behaviours Clinic from a Social Worker’s Perspective" virtual session.

Please note these sessions are offered in English only, free, and open to the public.

🖱️ Register now: https://bit.ly/3r6vlnk

https://www.theroyal.ca/events/share-your-voice-client-family-forum
01/06/2022

https://www.theroyal.ca/events/share-your-voice-client-family-forum

January 19, 2022 7:00 pm January 19, 2022 8:00 pm Location Details Virtual event Image Overview As we hit the one-year mark of the launch of The Royal's new strategic plan, we are proud to showcase the progress we have made. Clients and families are playing an integral part in shaping our new strate...

11/24/2021
11/24/2021

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