Mental Health Peer and Family Support Programs
LAMBTON FAMILY INITIATIVE
Lambton Family Initiative (LFI) is a program of Lambton Mental Wellness Centre that provides FREE support services for family/caregivers of individuals who have mental health challenges. We ourselves are families who support a loved one with mental illness.
INDIVIDUAL FAMILY SUPPORT
For individual family support please call 519-344-5602 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP
CURRENTLY RUNNING VIRTUALLY THROUGH ZOOM
Peer support for individuals caring for a loved one with mental illness. The evening drop-in group runs every third Wednesday from 7:00-8:30 pm.
NAMI-FAMILY TO FAMILY EDUCATION PROGRAMG
ANTICIPATE A VIRTUAL PROGRAM IN THE SPRING
The NAMI Family to Family Education program is a FREE 8-week course for family/caregivers (spouses, parents, siblings, children, etc.) of individuals with severe brain disorders (mental illness). The program is structured to help family members understand and support their relative while maintaining their own well-being.
The curriculum includes schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, clinical depression, panic disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Families learn to understand how living with these conditions affects their loved one, as well as learning new skills to cope more effectively.
Please visit the Canadian NAMI website at www.f2fontario.ca
SASHBEAR-FAMILY CONNECTIONS© EDUCATION PROGRAM
VISIT SASHBEAR.ORG TO REGISTER FOR VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING
Does someone you know experience difficulty regulating his/her emotions? People who experience emotion dysregulation often have intense feelings of sadness - shame - anger - anxiety - impulsivity - fluctuating moods. This often leaves family members and friends at a loss of how to support, respond and intervene.
FAMILY CONNECTIONS© is a free, skills-based program, designed specifically for family members and friends. FAMILY CONNECTIONS© teaches Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) skills to manage our own emotional reactions to situations and our relationships.
MENTAL HEALTH LAWS & ADVOCACY
FOR FAMILY MEMBER CAREGIVERS
VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING IN DEVELOPMENT
Supporting Family and Friends of those with mental health challenges: (In partnership with Community Law School Sarnia Lambton).
This program will help improve the legal literacy for families and friends of those living with mental health challenges. Topics include substitute decision making, powers of attorney, estate planning, assessment and hospitalization of their loved one, consent to treatment, community treatment orders, as well as privacy rights.