Family Program: Finding Hope and Building Strength - Montague
18 h 30
Canadian Mental Health Association's Family Program: Finding Hope and Building Strength is a support program for individuals who are caring for a loved one with a mental illness.
The Montague group will meet on Tuesdays from October 20 until December 8. Weekly meetings are two hours from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.
About the Family Program
The Family Program is free and is organized as an eight week course with sessions once per week for 2 hours. The program was designed by a team of CMHA staff, peer facilitators, and community experts. It is designed to be helpful, easy to understand, and engaging. Each week includes discussions, activities, and resources.
Week 1 to 4: How Do I Understand My Loved One's Illness?
Learn about the signs and symptoms of different mental illnesses, the various treatment options, and the community supports available for your loved one. Build skills around coping with a crisis, sharing your story, and de-escalation.
Week 5 to 8: What Is My Role In Recovery?
Learn about the aspect of the recovery process for you and your loved one, including medications, therapies, and lifestyle choices. Build skills to support yourself and your loved one such as self-care, communication, problem-solving, navigation, and advocacy.
All trained facilitators are volunteers who are trained to deliver the program. Facilitators also have a loved one with a mental illness.
The Canadian Mental Health Association, PEI is offering 15 programs and training workshops in total this fall. For details, visit https://pei.cmha.ca/events
Canadian Mental Health Association, PEI
The Family Program is offered in partnership with the PEI Department of Health and Wellness
18 h 30