The Family Caregiver Community of Interest (COI) is a provincial forum for knowledge exchange focused on issues related to family caregivers of individuals with mental health and addictions issues. The COI convenes a range of stakeholders to share and build on existing forms of evidence to improve planning, practice, and policy.
Breaking Barriers – Family Navigation Program is the first of a series of webinars hosted by the Family Caregiver COI intended to share promising and established practices for family caregiver engagement.
The Family Navigation Program is a partnership between CMHA Toronto, Family Outreach and Response (FOR) Program and St. Joseph's Health Centre. It assists families in communicating with mental health clinicians during a loved one’s hospitalization while also offering one-to-one and group support. FOR’s definition of family is inclusive of any friend or relative identifying as supporting someone in emotional distress. This webinar will outline this ground breaking family support model within the mental health services at St. Joseph's Health Centre and gain insight about the adaptability of the model system wide.
This FREE webinar will be of interest to service providers, family caregivers, family caregiver organizations, and organizational leadership.