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.

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.

December 2019 – March 2020

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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.

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