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Family & Natural Support Resources

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.
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Support Groups for Family and Friends

A variety of community organizations offer groups for the family and friends of individuals living with mental illness. These groups offer an opportunity for connection and sharing. Please click on the links below to learn more.

Alzheimer Society of Manitoba

Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba

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.

Anxiety Disorders Association of Manitoba (ADAM)

Anxiety Canada

Bounce Back

Canadian Centre on Substance Use & Addiction

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)

Canadian Psychological Association

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with Mindfulness (CBTm)

Children of Parents with a Mental Illness

Coping with COVID-19 Toolkit

Depression Hurts

DBT Self-Help 

FACE COVID: How to Respond Effectively to the Corona Crisis

Family Guide to Mental Health Recovery 

Heads Up Guys 

Informed Choices About Depression

Interlake-Eastern Harm Reduction

Interlake-Eastern RHA: Healthy Living – Health Promotion

Manitoba Harm Reduction

Manitoba Farm & Rural Support Services

Mind Your Mind

Mental Health Education Resource Centre of Manitoba

Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba

Pandemic and Anxiety

Peer Connections Manitoba 

Postpartum Depression Association of Manitoba

PTSD Association of Canada

Rainbow Resource Centre

Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention

The Language of Suicide – English

The Language of Suicide – Ojibwe

The Language of Suicide – Cree

Taking Charge of your Health & Wellbeing

Weeding Out The Facts

Women’s Health Clinic

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