Caring for Caregivers – Family Services

Family caregivers are often enlisted as support for their loved ones, but what support do they receive for themselves? The Family Support Program at The Royal offers a variety of resources to meet family caregivers’ needs for information, education and support through their mental health journey. To assist families in finding “the right fit at the right time”, these resources have been organized using levels of The Pyramid of Family Care as a framework. Not sure what to choose? There is no wrong choice – all of the groups have some overlap and taking a step towards accessing help is a step in the right direction.

Family Groups

Family Information and Support Groups
Community Mental Health Program Family Groups
Forensic Program Family Groups

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions


Adult Mental Health Resource Guide
Mental Health Resource List for Ottawa
Resources During COVID-19
Caring for Caregivers Resources 2.0
Community Navigation of Eastern Ontario

In An Emergency

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please go to the emergency department of your nearest general hospital or call 911.

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Tips for Virtual Appointments

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Family's Voice Bulletin

Members of the Family Council

Family Advisory Council

Jacqueline Desrochers
Manager, Client & Information Relations