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Caregiver & Family Support: Programs & Services

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Intended For Anyone who is concerned about the substance use of someone else. 

Contact Information:

Self-referral accepted through Access CAMH - 416 535-8501, press 2 More Contact Details:

 

If you are an existing client of the Family Service and need to reach the service, please contact 416 535-8501, ext. 34430. 

Queen Street Site - 60 White Squirrel Way Additional Location Details: 4th floor 

CAMH The Family Resource Centre:

It offers a safe, welcoming space, with a child-friendly play area. Family members will also find a wide range of printed educational materials on mental illness, including addictions, and a lending library of recommended resources and information on community support. For those who need it, computer, printer and telephone services are available. And of course, trained dedicated volunteers who can answer your questions and consult with you are always available. The Family Resource Centre is located in room 1314 on the ground floor of the Bell Gateway Building at 100 Stokes Street on the Queen Street site. The hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.

 

Family Educational Series:

This information group for families and friends covers topics like navigating the health care system, communication, strategies, problem and crisis management, and psychoeducation on mood disorders.

Runs winter, spring, and fall; call for schedule information.

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The Canadian Mental Health Association provides recovery-focused programs and services for people of all ages and their families. 

Contact Information:

A person, concerned family member, and/or a service provider can contact CMHA Peel Dufferin’s Central Intake at 905-451-2123. 

Brampton - 14 7700 Hurontario Street, Brampton, ON, L6Y 4M3 - You can also walk-in for more information.

Programs Offered:

Brief Services – Family Support: offers support to those that are concerned about someone’s mental health and substance use issues.

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CMHA Toronto: Family Outreach and Response Program offers recovery-oriented mental health support services to families.

 

Contact Information:

Phone number: 416-539-9449 ext. 221. 

Scarborough: 1200 Markham Road, Suite 500 Scarborough, Ontario M1H 3C3

 

Toronto: 2333 Dundas St. W, Suite 501 Toronto, Ontario M6R 3A6 

 

Family Recovery Support

Individual, family and group support to family members and friends who are concerned about a loved one aged 16 and over who is dealing with a complex mental health issue. To enroll please call 416-539-9449 ext. 221.

 

Early Psychosis Intervention Family Support

Individual, family and group support for family and friends of people ages 14-34 who are experiencing the first episode of psychosis. Early Psychosis Intervention support is offered at both our West and Scarborough locations. Tamil speaking services and programming are offered in Scarborough. To enroll please call 416-539-9449 ext. 221.

 

St. Joseph’s Health Centre Family Navigation Support

Hospital navigation, support and group programming for families of individuals aged 16 and over who come into contact with mental health services at St. Joseph’s Health Centre (emergency department, crisis services, inpatient and outpatient). To enroll please call 416-539-9449 ext. 225.

 

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Informed Family Support

Individual, family and group support for family & friends supporting someone aged 16 and over with a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder or other emotion dysregulation concerns (e.g. ongoing suicidal ideation or attempts, self-harming behaviours, concurrent substance misuse). To enroll please call 416-539-9449 ext. 221. 

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Reconnect Community Health Services is a not-for-profit health service organization located in the west end of Toronto. We provide services for seniors, caregivers, and people living with mental health and addictions concerns.

We offer a wide range of programs serving youth, adults, and seniors. To learn more about our programs, their referral processes, and eligibility criteria, please see the links on the right. If you have any questions, you can give us a call at 416-248-2050.

Contact Information:

ST CLAIR AVE WEST SITE - Corporate Head Office Health Services

1281 St. Clair Ave West, Toronto, ON M6E 1B8

EGLINTON SITE

Community Support Services

2562 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto,  ON M6M 1T4

FAMILY AND CAREGIVER SUPPORT SERVICES

Several locations across Toronto and Peel Region. See our services page for more information.

Main Number: 416-248-2050

Email: contact@reconnect.on.ca

Health Services Fax: 416-248-6557

Community Services Fax: 416-787-8552

FAME Family and Caregiver Support Services

Reconnect’s FAME Family and Caregiver Support Services offer a range of supports to family members and caregivers who have a loved one experiencing a mental health concern. Services include drop-in support groups, one-on-one counselling, and specialized programming for children and youth.

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When someone you love has been diagnosed with psychosis or experiencing early symptoms of psychosis, you may have concerns and questions you would like to talk about.

Contact Information:

36 Eglinton Avenue West, Suite 602 Toronto, ON  M4R 1A1

(416) 486-8046 ext. 237 (1-888-486-8236)

Nicole Schulz, MSW

Youth and Family Program Coordinator

Mood Disorders Association of Ontario

nicoles@mdao.ca

Programs Available:

Early Intervention Program- MDAO offers counselling and support for families of young people (aged 14 to 35) who are living with a mood disorder and/or psychosis, as well as those that are concerned about their loved one but do not yet have a diagnosis.