Family Mental Health Support Network of Niagara

Type of Service

Family Initiatives

Program Description

Offering education and support to families who have a relative with mental health issues. Groups are for family members who are providing support to the ill person. Topics include but are not limited to: understanding the symptoms of mental illness; developing a healthcare plan; useful community resources; setting limits; problem solving as a family unit; improving two-way communications; effective ways to advocate for your relative; non-violent crisis intervention training; mindfulness training; psychiatric medications and self-care for the care-giver. Guest speakers supplement the facilitators. All facilitators are registered mental health professionals as well as family members. Individual counselling available on a fee for service basis.

Access Information

Referrals from any source. Groups run throughout the year in St. Catharines, Niagara Falls, Fort Erie, Port Colborne and Welland.

User Costs

Program Cost No
Additional Cost Yes

Referral Contact Information

Phone 905-894-6808

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 16 and up
Catchment Counties: (Niagara)
Wheelchair Access Yes


Policy Allowed


English Interpretation Services


Call for group hours. Groups offered at multiple locations and at different days/times.