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Support for Families and Friends Centre for Addiction
and Mental Health

Support for Family and Friends

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

CAMH offers a number of support and education groups for families at our various sites, tailored to the nature of the loved one’s illness.

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

Open Monday-Thursday and staffed by experienced volunteers who provide emotional support, understanding, education, coping strategies, and opportunities to meet with other family members. A collaboration between The Family Council and CAMH, the Family Resource Centre publishes the Family Resource Manual for the GTA and for Simcoe County.

Family Council

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.

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CAMH Switchboard 416-535-8501
CAMH General Information Toronto: 416-595-6111 Toll Free: 1-800-463-6273
Connex Ontario Help Lines
Queen St.
1001 Queen St. W
Toronto, ON
M6J 1H4
Russell St.
33 Russell St.
Toronto, ON
M5S 2S1
College St.
250 College St.
Toronto, ON
M5T 1R8
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