Family-to-Family Education

Do you have a relative or friend with a serious mental illness?
Would you like to learn more about his/her illness?

Family-to-Family Education, is a free 12-session educational program developed by NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, for family and friends of adults living with any mental illness. The NAMI Family-to-Family is a designated evidenced-based program. Research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to an individual with a mental health condition.

Family-to-Family is taught by NAMI trained family members who have been there and includes presentations, discussion and interactive exercises.

Family-to-Family not only provides critical information and strategies for taking care of your loved one, but you’ll also find out that you’re not alone. Recovery is a journey, and there is hope.

In the program, you will learn: how to manage crises, solve problems and communicate effectively; to take care of yourself and manage your stress; develop the confidence and stamina to provide support with compassion; find local supports and services; current information on mental health conditions and how they affect the brain; treatments, including evidence-based therapies, medications and side effects; and the impact of mental illness on the entire family.

Mental Illness Family Support Services                                                                                          BC Schizophrenia Society—Nanaimo Branch will host the next group
SPRING COURSE: Starting (Wednesday) March 13, 2019, 6:30 P.M.                Ends May 29, 2019
Pre-registration is mandatory.                                                                                    Location TBA

For more information or to register:
Phone: 250-760-6031 or Email: bcssnanaimo@telus.net

REGISTER EARLY!