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Apr 4, 2023
Today, CMHA WW joins individuals and organizations across the country in celebrating National Caregiver Day.
Each year, National Caregiver Day falls on the first Tuesday in April. The day is intended to honour caregivers — the countless parents, children, siblings, spouses and friends who provide unpaid care to support someone with a diminishing physical ability, a debilitating cognitive condition or a chronic life-limiting illness.
CMHA offers tips on Care for the Caregiver. CMHA WW offers a variety of supports for caregivers:
Programs and services/Crisis:
Brief Service for Children, Youth, and their Families: Brief Service for Children, Youth, and their Families – CMHA Waterloo Wellington (cmhaww.ca)
Here 24/7 Crisis Support and help navigating the mental health and addictions system: here247.ca
Mental Health Education:
Free webinars: Events Archive – CMHA Waterloo Wellington (cmhaww.ca)
Free webinars – specific for Family Education: Adult Family Education – CMHA Waterloo Wellington (cmhaww.ca)
Parent/Caregiver Support – CMHA Waterloo Wellington (cmhaww.ca)
Eating Disorders: Family and Friends Education and Support Group – CMHA Waterloo Wellington (cmhaww.ca)
Provincially, the Ontario Structured Psychotherapy (OSP) program is available to provide free, evidence-based, and use cognitive behavioural therapy to treat adults 18+ experiencing depression, anxiety, and anxiety-related conditions. For more information, visit the Ontario Health website.
Additionally, the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health offers this infosheet and this webinar for young caregivers.
For more general information and resources for caregivers, visit Carers Canada.