Guide for Caregivers

If you have a loved one who is living with mental health challenges, this guide can help YOU!

The Mental Health Caregiver Guide was created to fill a gap in resources for caregivers of persons living with mental illness or experiencing mental health challenges.

It is intended to provide caregivers with helpful tips, tools and information, and includes various activities.

The Guide is divided into two main sections: Caring for You and Caring for the individual (with mental illness). It is further divided into Child, Youth, Adult, and Older Adult sections to reflect caring for individuals across the lifespan and the responsibilities associate with caregiving.

This Guide is a collaboration between Ottawa Public Health (OPH), the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA), and Military Family Services (MFS).