Family Support Group Sessions

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 September 17, October 15, November 19 and December 17, 2019

FREE, open to the public & no need to register in advance!

TWO LOCATIONS: Ottawa and Pembroke (via telemedicine)

The Royal, 1145 Carling Ave.
Room 1425 

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


October 15, 2019
with Christina Broere, RN, Rapid Access Addiction Medicine Clinic - Harm reduction aims to reduce risks associated with substance use not only for the individual but also the family and community. Please join us for an informative presentation on reducing the harms of substance use as well as learn tips for families supporting loved ones engaged in substance use.


November 19, 2019
with Jillian Crabbe, MSW, The Royal and Brynna Lemmex, MSW, The Royal - Setting healthy boundaries is no easy task. Most people struggle with knowing how to set boundaries and what’s appropriate especially when filled with guilt, worry, and uncertainty. A first step towards setting healthy boundaries is effective communication (what you would like to get out of a situation). Tonight’s talk will highlight the importance of establishing and maintaining boundaries as a way to maintain your own self-care. Specific strategies for setting boundaries and examples of how to use them will be discussed.


December 17, 2019
with Jillian Crabbe, MSW, The Royal and Brynna Lemmex, MSW, The Royal - The holiday season can often present several challenges for caregivers of a loved one with mental health issues. Join us for an informative evening on how to overcome and cope with these challenges while still maintaining a festive spirit. Join us for some support, coping strategies, and a little holiday cheer to help make the holiday season a little less challenging.


For more information
Juliet Haynes
John Phannenhour