Supporting a family member or friend?
Supporting a family member or friend through mental health issues? Learn about The Royal’s Family information and support groups.
We are family members supporting inpatients and outpatients at The Royal. We use the word ‘family’ in its broadest sense to include any relative, partner, or close friend in a supportive relationship with a Royal client.
We advocate for systemic improvements to the care and overall experience of both clients and families at The Royal. For example, we work to improve discharge planning and transitions to community living, issues that affect both clients and, frequently, their families as well.
We are also responsible for the Welcome Families & Friends displays on the units and in outpatient waiting areas where you can find information and resources for families.
We act as a resource for staff, families and the community, and work collaboratively with the Client Advisory Council.
We speak for families on committees and focus groups, both within and outside of The Royal.
Have a look at our Terms of Reference to better understand our role. Lend your voice to help improve family engagement and raise awareness of issues that concern families. Come to meetings and join the Family Advisory Council.
Next meeting is November 14, 2019.
If you would like to share any feedback about your own personal experience at The Royal, please contact the Client & Family Relations Coordinator, Jackie Desrochers at +1 (613) 755-6521, ext. 6710.