Family and friends of individuals with mental illness are impacted and need support. Social workers at The Royal offer two forms of information and support groups to family and friends of people who have a mental illness. All family and friends are welcome. Your family member does not have to be a patient of The Royal. These sessions are free of charge and offered in English.
Family Information and Support Groups: Family and friends who want to go into the aspects of coping with illness in greater detail meet on the first and third Tuesday of the month. We have arranged a roster of topics and questions unrelated to these subjects are always welcome. Registration is not required. Click here for PDF version of schedule. New session coming soon!
Family Education Series: The Education Series runs for four consecutive Monday evenings and deals with topics such as symptoms, how to help the person with the illness, assessing for suicidal risk, the Mental Health Act, community resources and self care. Registration is required. Click here for PDF version of schedule. New session coming soon!