Families Matter in Mental Health is an 11-week education and support program for family or friends who are providing practical and/or emotional support to someone who has a mental illness or mental illness and addiction. This program is delivered by trained facilitators, Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) clinicians, and trained family members. Topics include information on a wide variety of mental illnesses and addictions, communication skills, problem solving, crisis management, relapse prevention, coping strategies, resources, recovery self care, mental health and addictions services. The program is offered in a variety of locations in the province in the spring and fall
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