People with a Mental Illness do not live in isolation. Families and friends play a major role in supporting a person with a mental illness. Research shows that adults with a chronic illness do better when they have a strong support system.
• Acquired Brain Injury Partnership Program
The Family Education and Support Workshop is a ten-week group facilitated by Connects staff and Recovery Program staff. It uses tools developed by Here to Help B.C. and will provide an overview of mental illness and substance abuse, the main features of illness management, basic communication skills and ideas to help families care for themselves. The group runs 1-2 times each year.
Self-referrals and referrals from other agencies are accepted by contacting the number above.