Family Education

Schizophrenia Society of Ontario-Strengthening Families Together (SFT)

SFT is a four week education and support group for family members and friends of individuals with serious and persistent mental illness. SFT provides mental health resources and information on the topics associated with daily living as well as the mental health recovery process. Topics presented in group sessions include information about schizophrenia and psychosis, treatment options, coping as a family, mental health system and criminal justice system, advocacy and support. For more information, please visit:

Families Healing Together Online Recovery Education

An interactive online course designed to support and educate individuals and families about mental health, emotional distress, psychosis, the impact of psychiatric diagnoses, and the important role of families in recovery and wellness. For more information, please visit:

FAME Educational Speaker Sessions

The Family Association for Mental Health Everywhere (FAME) organizes monthly speaker events – family caregivers can stay informed about changes in the health care system and supports that are available to them and their loved one. For more information, please visit:

Hincks Dellcrest

A series of seminars that will offer practical skills to promote children’s well-being (mental health) and improve the lives of families. For more information, please visit:

NAMI Family to Family Education Program

A 12-week educational program for families who have a loved one living with mental health challenges; taught by trained family members. For more information, please visit:

WRAP for Families

The purpose of the WRAP for Families group is to provide strength-based support for family members of people with mood disorders. The program will help family members to develop and practice self-care strategies, learn the key concepts of mental health recovery, and be introduced to the concept of peer support. Family members will learn to exemplify recovery principles and in turn be of greater support to individuals experiencing mental health challenges. For more information, please visit:

Families Healing Together-an online Family Education and Support

All of these links and resources are being provided for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval from our Working Group regarding any of the services or opinions of the organization or resource listed.