1:1 Support: Navigating services, mental health education, self-care, building resilience and coping, supporting your family member while maintaining your own well being.
Family Support Group: Confidential and caring support group. An opportunity to share your journey with other families. Over the past three years, the program has helped over 65 families connect with each other in mutual support. The monthly family support group meets on the last Thursday of each month. Join us from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at CMHA Shuswap/Revelstoke, 433 Hudson Avenue N.E., Salmon Arm. The entrance is located at the back of the building, in the parking lot ground floor.
Connecting Families: Peer support can be a life line. Families are paired with each other for mutual support and connections.
Community Educational Workshops: Families play a major role in supporting a person with a mental health and/or addiction concern. The workshops enhance the family’s capacity to do this through; knowledge, skill building and relationship tools.
Why a family may seek support?
Understand the system of care and how to navigate these services.
How best to respond and/or support a loved one.
Coping with crisis or worry for a loved one’s present situation or future.
Mental health and addictions stigma and shame.
What can Family Support offer?
Honoring the caregiver experience; what it has been like (feelings, hopes, dreams, fears, frustrations etc.).
Someone available to support the family and to help navigate the care system.
Mental health and/or addictions information and education.
Maintain your own well-being.
Relationship skills development; communication, problem solving, boundaries.
Connecting to further support (Private Counsellor/Physician/Mental Health/etc.).
Who can refer? Self referral and/or community partner.
What to expect? Families work together with the Family Support Worker to develop a package of support that is meaningful and specific to the needs of each family.
If you have any questions about our Family Support Services, please Denise Butler at 250-832-8477 ext. 102 or email@example.com.
You may also be interested in Strengthening Families Together – a free, 7- session course providing information, skills and support for friends and families of people experiencing mental illness. Learn more about the Strengthening Families Together Course.