Supporting a Family Member with Mental Illness

Families who have a loved one with mental illness experience significant stress, which can impact their own health, relationships, careers and financial situations. This workshop will help teach individuals/families how to navigate the mental health system and provide them with support, education, coping skills and self-care strategies. Q&A and an informal discussion will follow.

Facilitator: Christine Cooper is the Executive Director at the Family Association for Mental Health Everywhere (FAME). Christine develops programming and the awareness for Families who have been impacted by mental health. Under her tenure, FAME has grown from one site to seven locations in the Greater Toronto Area, in her ongoing efforts to continue to build upon the need to support families.

UTSC Facilitator: Sarah Robertson, Family Association for Mental Health Everywhere (FAME)