Do you have a loved one living with mental illness? This new group may be for you…
A new group for family caregivers is aimed at offering an opportunity to explore how caring for a loved one with mental health challenges affects the caregiver’s experience and own wellbeing.
This group 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 may alleviate some of the isolation and other difficulties that are often associated with caregiving.
Interested caregivers will be interviewed in order to determine whether the group experience would be beneficial to them. The group will run for six consecutive weeks and, at the end of the sessions it will be re-assessed for possible continuation for further sessions. It will be led by Ella Amir and Miriam Byers.
There will be a maximum of 10 participants. If you are interested, complete the form below or call 514-486-1448. You will be invited for an interview. The group will start in early spring. Sign up soon!
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