Support Groups

AMI-Québec’s support groups provide a warm welcome to everyone. There are support groups for family caregivers only, for those suffering from mental illness, and mixed groups for both. Support groups help participants feel less alone and better understand and cope with the implications of mental illness on their everyday life.

Facilitated by people who have experience, either as a caregiver or having lived with mental illness, support groups help you develop a healthy perspective on mental illness, explore coping strategies, and learn about support services and resources in the community.

Please note: due to the spread of Coronavirus in our region, our Support Groups are being held by phone (and the Anxiety/OCD group is being held online by video.)

No need to register in advance. 

Do not go to the Jewish General Hospital. Stay home and call us at 6:25pm EST Monday at the number listed below:

AMI-Quebec Support Groups:  1-800-747-5150

You will be asked to enter an Access Code for your group, followed by the pound key (#).


July 13

Family & Friends      Access Code 6589877 #

BPD For Families      Access Code 1139663 #

Kaleidoscope (for anyone living with any mental illness)       Access Code 4861448 #

Anxiety / OCD      NEW! The Anxiety group will be held online by video, not by phone. Click HERE to attend on Google Meet. (If you need help, click HERE.) 


July 27

Family & Friends      Access Code 6589877 #

Depression        Access Code 4861448 #

Bipolar            Access Code COMING SOON

Hoarding         Access Code COMING SOON

At 6:30pm there will be an introduction with instructions and news. This is meant to be similar to a usual support group; you will be able to talk and listen and there will be a facilitator leading the conversation. If possible, please call from a quiet place to minimize background noise. Meetings end at 8pm EST as usual.

Please click HERE to fill out a quick survey after your event. This helps us improve our services.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call AMI at 514-486-1448 or email

All mental illnesses are welcome at Family and Friends and at Kaleidoscope (including schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, hoarding, OCD, etc) and an official diagnosis is not necessary.

All groups are for adults only (18+) and are offered free of charge. Support groups are predominantly conducted in English but discussion can be bilingual.

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These support groups take place at 4333 Cote Ste. Catherine Road from 6:30pm-8:00pm (the Jewish General Hospital Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry; Cote-Sainte-Catherine metro). Click HERE for directions from Cote-Sainte-Catherine metro.

No registration required–just show up a few minutes before the start time so we can direct you to the correct group. All groups are for adults only (18+) and are offered free of charge. Support groups are predominantly conducted in English but discussion can be bilingual. Please note that groups start on time; if you arrive late you may not be able to join the group. Some groups fill up quickly; if so you may be directed to another group.

Note: if you are a professional (social worker, counsellor, doctor etc.) who would like to attend one of our Support Groups, please contact Marc at 514-486-1448 for approval. Thank you. 

We also hold a support group on the South Shore (for family and friends only); these meetings take place at ARC, 106 Churchill Blvd, Greenfield Park (new location).

Please see the calendar below for dates. For more information please call 514-486-1448.

March – August 2020

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