Loved ones can play a big part in helping a person with a mental illness recover, work towards their goals, and stay well. Care and emotional support go a long way in recovery and well-being. So can practical help, like managing doctor’s appointments and other daily tasks such as financial planning.
Beginning in March the Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington is offering educational opportunities for family members supporting adult loved ones with a mental illness in Guelph and Wellington County. There are no wait lists to attend these sessions and you can attend the topics that are important to you that fit within your schedule.
Initial sessions include:
- Protecting ODSP & Assets
- Disability Tax Credits
- Registered Disability
- What are medications for?
- How do they work?
- What are some common side effects?
- Substance and/or technology overuse concern
Visit www.cmhaww.ca/events to learn more about these sessions. Registration is required, but the sessions are free of charge. Please contact Contact Angela Heeley at 1-844-264-2993 ext 4056 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
We are also offering two 8 week sessions focusing on various topics for Family Education – click on the links below for more details on each: