Three perspectives on family support: Promising and established practices for family caregiver engagement webinar 2

Webinar: Communities of Interest

On March 29, 2017, EENet presetned a webinar titled,  “Three Perspectives on Family Support.” This was the second in the “Promising and Established Practices for Family Caregiver Engagement” series presented by the EENet and the Family Caregivers Community of Interest.

Watch the webinar recording here and view the presentation slides here.

This webinar explores:

  • A rural perspective – The challenges that family members face when seeking support in a rural setting.
  • Exploring the Family Matters Peer Support and Recovery program – Exploring the Family Matters Program at the Mood Disorders Association of Ontario, including the development, challenges, as well as collaborations that have been used to meet the needs of family members and supporters
  • Building bridges of hope and care: Family support at PEPP – The development of the family peer support program at the Prevention and Early Intervention Program for Psychosis (PEPP), including barriers in engaging families, and how to build bridges of hope and care in communities.

Watch the recording of the first webinar in this series, which features an overview of the ground-breaking family support model within the mental health services at St. Joseph’s Health Centre and insight into the adaptability of the model system-wide.

The presenters

  • Becky Curran, Family Matters Program Manager, Mood Disorders Association of Ontario (MDAO)
  • Daniel Farb, Family Matters Mental Health Counsellor, Mood Disorders Association of Ontario (MDAO)
  • Mary Anne Levasseur, Coordinator of Peer-driven Family Support in the Prevention and Early Intervention Program for Psychosis (PEPP-Montreal), Douglas Mental Health University Institute
  • Valerie Kitchen, Program Coordinator for Council of Consumer/Survivor and Family Initiatives, CMHA Muskoka-Parry Sound

Watch the webinar below.