At CAMH, we use the word “family” broadly, meaning a relative, partner, close friend or supportive person. CAMH provides a variety of programs and services for families of people with mental health and/or substance use disorders. Unless indicated otherwise, these services are open to families beyond CAMH.
Support Groups for Families
Events of interest to Families
CAMH’s Calendar of Events includes events of special interest to families and friends. CAMH’s Education Program provides opportunities for families to learn more about mental illness and addictions.
Family Resource Centre
A collaboration between The Family Council and CAMH, The Family Resource Centres are located at 250 College Street, Room G21 and at 100 Stokes Street, Suite 1314. The FRCs are open for limited hours Mondays-Thursdays and staffed by experienced volunteers who provide emotional support, understanding, education/information guides, coping strategies and opportunities to meet with other family members.
The Family Council is a non-profit organization, which has board of directors made up of family members of those who have experienced mental health and addiction issues. The Family Council believes families are critically important to an individual’s healing from mental health and addiction problems and that families have their own unique needs for services and support.
Information and booklets for clients, families and friends
Access to accurate, reliable and impartial information is critical to cope, to be able to make informed decisions around care, treatment and recovery, and to reduce the stigma associated with addiction and mental health issues.