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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 Initiative Program 2015

Date

Meeting

Location

Topic/speaker

Jan. 24 (Sat)
10:30AM

Group 1 & 2

North York office

How to support your family member who is suffering from mental health issues?
(정신질환을 앓고 있는 가족을 위해 해야할일, 하지 않아야할일)
2 consumer speakers

Feb. 11 (Wed)
12:30 PM

Group 1 & 2

Mandarin Chinese Restaurant

Lunar New Year Party

Mar. 21 (Sat)
10:30AM

Group 2

North York office

CBT approach 1 (인지행동치료)
Facilitator

April. 18 (Sat)
10:30AM

Group 2

North York office

CBT approach 2
Facilitator

May. 23 (Sat)
10:30AM

Group 2

North York office

CBT approach 3
Facilitator

June.  20 (Sat)
10:30AM

Group 1 & 2

North York office

How to deal with anger and aggressive behavior (화와 폭력적 행동을 적절히 대처하는 법)
Dr. Lo (psychiatrist정신과 전문의)

July. 18 (Sat)
10:30AM

Group 2

North York office

Ontario Mental Health Service System for consumers and family members (온타리오 복지 서비스와 가족 서비스에 관하여)
Facilitator

Aug. 22 (Sat)
10:30AM

Group 1 & 2

North York office

Healthy food for family and consumers (건강한 식습관)
Dietitian 영양사

Sept. 19 (Sat)
10:30AM

Group 2

North York office

How to deal with my own stigma , stress & fear  (편견, 두려움, 스트레스 대처법)
Facilitator

Oct. 24 (Sat)
10:30AM

Group 2

North York office

Illness Stages and the strategies to cope (정신질환 단계와 그 대처법)
Facilitator

Nov. 21 (Sat)
10:30AM

 

Group 1 & 2

Downtown office

symptoms of psychosis and what to do
Dr. Cho (psychiatrist정신과 전문의)

Dec. 12 (Sat)
10:30AM

Group 2

North York office

Christmas event

 

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