FamilyRecovery.ca –It is hoped that FamilyRecovery.ca will serve as an information hub for Canadians. This website pulls together information, initiatives and organizations that already exist provincially, nationally and internationally in an attempt to draw from work that has already been done in the areas of Parental Mental Illness (PMI), Children of Parents with Mental Illness (COPMI) and Young Carers.
National Guidelines for a Comprehensive Service System to Support Family Caregivers of Adults with Mental Health Problems and Illnesses – (Mental Health Commission of Canada) – A loved one’s mental health problem or illness often impacts family, friends and supporters. Caring for a person living with a mental illness often creates emotional, physical, financial and social burdens for caregivers. The Mental Health Commission of Canada has created guidelines for policy makers and service providers that seek to recognize and support family caregivers’ needs, including recommendations on services and supports caregivers find useful.
The National Institute of Families for Child & Youth Mental Health (Institute of Families) is the heart of a national network that connects families to each other and to the communities and systems that touch their lives. We act as a catalyst to mobilize families, reframe mental health discourse, and reorient systems to improve child and youth mental health in Canada.
Young Carers Canada is a website sponsored by the Young Carers Initiative (YCI), a not-for-profit organization located in the Niagara Region, Ontario. The website has been developed to promote public awareness of “young carers” and to provide information for young carers themselves, for their parents, their families, teachers, social workers, other community workers and government.