Family Information and Support Groups

In-person events and family groups at The Royal are temporarily cancelled or moving to virtual formats. 

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 or by telephone at +1 (613) 722-6521 ext. 7573.

Caring for Caregivers

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.

General Information

Family Information Group Sessions
Family WRAP
Frequently Asked Questions
Adult Mental Health Resource Guide
Mental Health Resource List for Ottawa

Support Groups

Family Support Groups
Forensic Family Support Groups
Geriatric Family Support Groups
ACTT & Stepdown Family Support Groups


Schizophrenia Education
Forensic Family Education

Resources during COVID-19

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Tips for Virtual Appointments

Upcoming Sessions