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Family and Natural Support Resources

Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority's

Family and Natural Support Resources



 Are you or a loved one in crisis?

Call the 24 hour Crisis Line

Toll Free: 1 (866) 427-8628

or (204) 482-5419

Êtes-vous ou l’un de vos proches en crise?

Appelez la ligne d'écoute téléphonique 24 h

sans frais: 1 (866) 427-8628

ou 204 482-5419




Friends & Family Support Group

The Friends & Family Support Group offers support to those that have a friend or loved one experiencing a mood disorder (depression, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, seasonal affective disorder and/or postpartum depression). This support group provides friends and family with the opportunity to offer and receive support, connections to community resources, education and a chance to share their feelings, emotions and experiences in a friendly, safe and confidential environment.

Friends & Family Peer Support Group meets the first Wednesday of each month from 6:30-8:30pm at 446 Main Street, Selkirk, Manitoba.

If you are interested in attending this support group or have any questions, please contact Shelley at (204)330-7821 or

*Meeting will not be held during the month of January 2019, statutory holidays or government holidays.

 MB SS 3 As part of the Manitoba government's commitment to mental health and peer support, Peer 2 Peer Connections and Robyn Priest LIVE YOUR TRUTH are offering free ONLINE workshops for family members supporting individuals on the 3rd Tuesday and Wednesday of every month. Click HERE for more information.

In addition, Peer 2 Peer is also offering free online peer support groups.
 For parents: Every 1st Wednesday of each month

For family: Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each Month
7:00 to 8:30pm
HERE for more information.

Family and Natural Supports
Did You Know?

 Having family members and natural supports involved in the treatment process of their loved one can contribute to more successful outcomes, therefore it is paramount that they are offered involvement at all levels of an individual's care.


  • Family and natural supports have a unique role to play in an individual's journey of recovery because they know the person, and most likely had contact with them prior to the onset of their illness.


  • Family meetings at the Crisis Stabilization Unit are strongly encouraged in order to support an individual's transition back to community.  


  • With the individual's consent, a family member or natural support can be present on an intake call. The intake is completed with the individual, however if support or clarification is needed, a family member can be an asset.
  •  Family members and natural supports may not receive personal information about an individual without their consent, but they can receive general information and support. Family can also share any information they feel is important with the service provider working with their loved one.
  • Family members and natural supports are welcome to attend CBTm classes with the registered individual.


Meditation guyClick the picture o learn more about CBTm classes within the region. 

Looking for resources?

Resources such as smartphone applications, websites, and print resources are effective ways for individuals to take charge of their own recovery and manager their mental health. These resources do not replace treatment recommendations by a primary health care provider, but are a way to help learn about mental health and manage it in a health and effective way.


Hover over the links below for a brief description of what each website offers.

Addictions Foundation Manitoba (AFM) 

Anxiety Disorders Association of Manitoba (ADAM)

Anxiety Canada

Bounce Back

Cannabis & Psychosis: The Facts

Canadian Centre on Substance Use & Addiction

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)

Canadian Psychological Association


CBT Self Help Resources

Coping with a Parent with a Mental Illness

Rolling with ADHD

Depression Hurts

DBT Self-Help 

Family Guide to Mental Health 

Heads Up Guys 

Informed Choices About Depression

Interlake-Eastern RHA: Community Wellness Team 

Interlake-Eastern RHA Harm Reduction

Manitoba Harm Reduction

Manitoba Farm & Rural Support Services

Manitoba Schizophrenia Society 

Mind Check

Mind Your Mind 

Mental Health Education Resource Centre of Manitoba

Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba

Postpartum Depression Association of Manitoba 

PTSD Association of Canada

Rainbow Resource Centre

Right by You - Partners for Mental Health

Suicide Prevention

The Language of Suicide - English

The Language of Suicide - Ojibwe

The Language of Suicide - Cree

The Language of Suicide - Oji-Cree

Taking Charge of your Health & Wellbeing

Weeding Out The Facts

Women's Health Clinic

  Family Proper



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