Family Support Group Sessions

In-person events and family groups at The Royal are temporarily cancelled. 

Contact us about our online family support groups.
Please note:  The online family support groups are open to Ontario residents. Participants must create their own Zoom account and provide their residential address. For more information, contact Juliet Haynes, Family Engagement and Experience Coordinator, by email at  juliet.haynes@theroyal.ca or by telephone at +1 (613) 722-6521 ext. 7573.


Although we have arranged the following roster of topics, questions unrelated to these subjects are always welcome. Please note these sessions are offered in English only. 
Everyone is welcome - no need to pre-register

Date and Time

Tuesdays, January 21, February 18, March 17, April 21, May 19, and June 16, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

These sessions are FREE and open to the public however, registration is required.

TWO LOCATIONS: Ottawa and Pembroke (via telemedicine)


Ottawa
The Royal
1145 Carling Avenue
Room 1425 

Pembroke
These sessions are also available in Pembroke, via Telemedicine
Carefor Health and Community Services
425 Cecelia St., Pembroke
Lower Level, Room C


U P C O M I N G   S E S S I O N S

GRIEF 

January 21
Stefanie Lomatski will lead folks through a discussion of grief as the model exists now, grief in the context of mental health and supporting loved ones, and more. Much of this type of grief work is validating that grief (our emotional response) exists beyond an actual death. Rather grief is grounded in loss (expectations of a life) and also grounded in how we love others and ourselves.
Registration: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GBC5HM2

MINDFULNESS  

February 18 
Julia Maiorino will help us improve self-care and reduce stress through mindfulness techniques.  Learning how to be present in the moment and practicing this on a daily basis can reap benefits for both our mental and physical health, as well as our relationships with others.
Registration: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GHC2XXS

MAPPING OUT THE MENTAL HEALTH JOURNEY - WHAT'S AHEAD? 

March 17 
Sarah Telford will provide an overview for navigating the mental health system – the sorts of services and resources people access along the way including particularly useful insider tips. 
Registration: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GPRR6V9

BREAKING THE SILENCE 

April 21 
Jillian Crabbe and Brynna Lemex will lead a supportive discussion to share ideas on how to talk about your loved ones mental health challenges with colleagues, friends, or other family members about your loved one’s mental health challenges.
Registration: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/G6S9BDB

FAMILY SUPPORT FOR SUBSTANCE USE

May 19 
Leanne Paisley leads a non-judgemental discussion about the spectrum of substance use and how to gain support.
Registration: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GZCNL76

CAREGIVER LIVED EXPERIENCE - IMPORTANT ROLES FAMILIES PLAY

June 16  
You are not alone in the challenges you face as a caregiver or support person of a loved one living with mental health issues. Tonight others will join us to reinforce this message as they share challenges and successes from their own experiences. Join us for this hopeful and always inspirational talk. 
Registration: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/G5DDHCQ 

For more information

Name
Juliet Haynes
Title
Family Engagement and Experience Coordinator
Name
Jeremy Paplinskie