Mental illness is a ‘family affair’; it takes its toll and affects your own experience. Do you have a loved one living with mental illness? Does this sound familiar? This group may be for you…
This group will offer an opportunity to explore how caring for a loved one with mental health challenges affects the caregiver’s experience and own wellbeing. It is neither a support group nor an education group. While it is expected to offer a therapeutic experience, it is not a therapy group either.
A group setting can be viewed as a social microcosm that offers opportunities for interpersonal learning and growth. As participants share their experiences and learn from each other, they can gain new insights. Group work can help explore the impact participants’ behaviours have on others and share their observations with other members, thus creating a mutually beneficial environment. It can alleviate some of the isolation and other difficulties that are often associated with caregiving.
This is what group participants said:
“… I feel more confident and at peace with myself.”
“…it has given me more insight about my feelings and thoughts. I feel more positive about myself… it has been very rewarding”
Interested caregivers will be interviewed in order to determine whether the group experience could be beneficial, and you must attend all eight sessions (one session a week).
Space is limited! Complete the registration form today.
Winter group is FULL Complete the registration form and we will contact you about the Spring group (dates TBA)
With Ella Amir and Miriam Byers At the AMI office, 5800 Decarie
You may also be interested in our other workshops. Click HERE for details.