Strengthening Families Together

Strengthening Families Together is a 10-session national education program launched by our schizophrenia association, for family members and friends of individuals with serious and persistent mental illnesses.

The goal of Strengthening Families Together is to provide mental health resources and information on the topics associated with living daily with a mental illness and the mental health recovery process, for families and friends of individuals with schizophrenia and other related disorders.

Topics presented include:

  • Schizophrenia and mood disorders
  • Mental illness, addictions and the criminal justice system
  • Treatment options
  • Living with mental illness
  • Understanding the mental health system
  • Coping as a family
  • Advocacy and support

Strengthening Families Together grew out of the strong belief that Canadians have a right to consistent educational information on serious mental illnesses and mental health in Canada in general, regardless of where they reside.

Schizophrenia Society of Canada manages the distribution and development of the mental health resources of the program in English, French and other languages and works collaboratively with the 10 provincial societies and their chapters/branches to bring Strengthening Families Together to your province and community.

To find out about a Strengthening Families Together program in your area please contact your provincial society.

View PDF of the Strengthening Families Together Facilitator handbook

View PDF of Strengthening Families Together Handouts

Download PowerPoint presentations