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Family Initiative

Our Belief:

  • Family members have unique needs for support to become an effective caregiver and to achieve optimal wellness themselves
  • Family members play a significant role in consumer’s recovery journey
  • Family members are valuable partners in promoting “mental health for all” in the community


To support family members to care for their loved ones who are dealing with mental illness, the Family Initiative provides a variety of programs/services/activities for caregivers to strengthen their resilience when they walk alongside consumers’ journey to recovery:

  • Consultation to family members
  • Education workshops and materials development
  • Mutual support groups in different languages
  • Self-care and related skills building
  • Leadership training to build the capacity of caregivers
  • Opportunities to participate in anti-stigma events and advocacy activities


Through the above, we want to achieve the followings:

  • Increase knowledge on mental health, mental illness and recovery
  • Enhance coping skills
  • Promote self-care
  • Facilitate mutual support
  • Develop leadership among family members
  • Empower family members in caring for their loved one

 

Korean Family Group 2016 -2017


Date

Meeting

Location

Topic/speaker

April. 23, 2016  (Sat)
10:30AM

Group 2

North York office

Communication skills 1

May. 21, 2016  (Sat)
10:30AM

Group 2

North York office

Communication skills 2

June.  17, 2016  (Fri)
10:30AM

Group 2

DT office

BPD, OCD, Bipolar
Dr. Brian Cho
Psychiatrist

July. 23, 2016  (Sat)
10:30AM

Group 2

North York office

What struggles are my loved ones facing with mental illness
3 consumer speakers Facilitator

Aug. 20, 2016  (Sat)
10:30AM

Group 1 & 2

Sunnybrook Park

Healthy Picnic

Sept. 17, 2016  (Sat)
10:30AM

Group 2

North York office

Bereavement
Cleo An

Oct. 22, 2016  (Sat)
10:30AM

Group 2

North York office

Healthy food and healthy living
Dietitian

Nov. 19, 2016  (Sat)
10:30AM

Group 1 & 2

Downtown office

Benefits and other support in Ontario for consumers and family
Jacob Kim

Dec. 10, 2016 (Sat)
10:30AM

Group 2

North York office

 

Christmas event

Jan. 21, 2017 (Sat)
10:30AM

Group 2

North York office

Medication
Pharmacist

February, 2017

 

Group 1 & 2

Will be informed in future

 

Lunar New Year Party

Mar. 18, 2017 (Sat)
10:30AM

Group 2

North York office

Housing

*If interested to attend, please contact Kathy Shin at (416)-493-4242 ext. 2223 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Scarborough Head Office

  • 3320 Midland Avenue, Suite 201
  • Scarborough, ON, M1V 5E6
  • Tel: (416) 493-4242
  • Fax: (416) 493-2214

North York Branch

  • 1751 Sheppard Avenue East, G/F
  • North York, ON, M2J 0A4
  • Tel: (416) 493-4242
  • Fax: (416) 492-0644

Downtown Branch

  • 130 Dundas Street West, 3rd Floor
  • Toronto, ON, M5G 1C3
  • Tel: (416) 493-4242
  • Fax: (416) 595-6332