Who can I talk to about my loved one’s mental illness?
To many, Family Support Program is the only place where they can share their tears and struggles; manage their fear and pain; and build friendship and hope, as a caregiver
For many, family is the most crucial resource they have in battling mental illness, but sometimes, family members do not have the answers or resources. That is why we provide services to family members as well. We are set on helping not just the individual but those in their lives who can provide assistance, creating a long lasting and effective support system.
- Family members play a significant role in a loved one’s recovery journey
- Family members have needs themselves in order to provide optimal support for loved ones
- Family members are valuable partners in promoting “mental health for all” in the community
As part of the Recovery Programs, the Family Support Program provides a variety of programs and activities for caregivers to strengthen their resilience when they walk alongside a loved one’s journey to recovery:
- Consultation to family members
- Education workshops and resource development
- Mutual support groups in different languages (Cantonese, Korean, Mandarin)
- Self-care and coping strategies
- Leadership training to build the capacity of caregivers
- Opportunities to participate in anti-stigma events and advocacy activities