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Family Support is a program which offers support to the family members and loved ones of a person living with mental health problems.  Our goal is to reduce stress on families by providing:

Information and Education

  • Coping and stress management strategies
  • Crisis management skills, relapse prevention
  • Signs and symptoms of mental illness
  • Medications
  • Community resources

Support and Advocacy

  • One-to-one support to assist with the practical and emotional aspects of caring for someone with a mental illness
  • Information sharing and peer support through regularly scheduled group meetings
  • Assistance navigating the mental health system
  • Referrals and coordination of support

Eligibility

  • Family Support is available to residents of Durham Region 16 years of age or older

For Information About This Program

  • Contact the Family Support worker at 905-444-3195 ext 3256
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