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Adult Family Education

**Please note: Family Education has moved to a virtual format due to the pandemic.  Please visit to see a listing of all upcoming sessions.**  These sessions are open to anyone.  

Adult family education is a service offered specifically to family members and caregivers who are supporting an adult with mental health and/or addiction issues.  These group education sessions are offered throughout the year on a number of relevant topics across the Wellington and Waterloo Regions.

Are these education sessions right for me?
• You are 18 years of age or older.
• The person you are supporting is 18 years of age or older.
• You don’t have to be related to the person. Friends are also welcome.
• Your loved one does not have to have a formal diagnosis and does not have to be accessing services at CMHA.
• This is not a therapeutic service. Referrals to counselling/therapy services can be given as needed.

Educational Topics May Include:
• Understanding Mental Health
• Understanding Privacy and Confidentiality as it Relates to Caregivers
• Crisis Management for Caregivers
• Caregiver Fatigue and Stress Management
• Legal/Financial Issues
• Addictions
• Coping with Grief and Guilt
• Effective Communication
• Suicide Awareness & Prevention
• Boundary Setting
• Recovery

Accessing Service

In Waterloo Region, we have partnered with Grand River Hospital and Cambridge Memorial to deliver supports to families.

In Guelph-Wellington, we offer seminars across the region with various dates, times and locations in an effort to increase accessibility.
There is no cost for this service.  Registration is available at:

For more information related to family education, contact 1-844-264-2993 ext 2036 or

If you are a loved one looking for support, please contact Here 24/7 at 1-844-437-3247.

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