CMHA Toronto’s Family Outreach and Response Program offers recovery-oriented mental health support services to families.
The Family Association for Mental Health Everywhere (FAME) offers support to families where any mental illness is an issue by providing education, resources and coping strategies.
The Mood Disorders Association of Ontario and its chapters across Ontario provide a range of peer-based, self-help support groups. Some groups are for the person with the mental illness alone, others include the person with the mental illness and his or her family members.
Parents for Children’s Mental Health (PCMH) is dedicated to improving the lives of families and the services for child and youth mental health. PCMH links families to important networks within their communities to ensure they get the care they need and the support of families who can relate and support them.
The Schizophrenia Society and its many local chapters offer self-help support groups for family members of individuals with schizophrenia.
The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a free, 8-week course for family caregivers of individuals with severe mental illnesses.
The Government of Canada offers various forms of assistance for caregivers. Service Canada has established a list to help you prepare for this role.