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Monthly Family Seminars

FAMI Seminars – For Families of Adults with Mental Illness

Second Tuesday of each month; 6:30-8:00 PM Via Zoom

If you’re a family member who supports a person living with a mental illness or addictions concern please join the Canadian Mental Health Association – Edmonton Region, Monthly Family Seminar. We encourage you to join the conversation with your story of lived and living experience.

These monthly seminars are intended to support the ‘supporters’ of those living with serious mental illnesses.  A combination of elements will be incorporated into each session to;

These 90-minute seminars include; input, personal reflection, and group discussion. These seminars draw from the wealth of experience, wisdom and insight from those with lived experience – name US!!  Confidentiality is essential to these seminars so we require participants to have their cameras on.

Facilitated by:
Glenda Sartore (she/her)
Counselling Therapist who supports a loved one with SMI and addiction.
Colin Simpson (he/him)
Manager with CMHA, who brings 12 years of experience working at the Schizophrenia Society of Alberta (Edmonton Chapter). As well, Colin has lived and living experience with mental illness and multiple addictions.

Upcoming Sessions:

Tuesday, March 12th 2024: Advocacy Strategies and Tips

Learn from our panel of three wise and passionate women who bring their professional expertise as a lawyer, a doctor, and a social worker to their role as moms of loved ones with serious mental illness.

Panel input will be followed by questions and discussion.  

Tuesday, April 9th 2024: Boundaries – for a healthy YOU!  

Boundaries in relationships with our loved ones with serious mental illness likely need to look different than in other relationships.  This seminar will invite you to reflect on appropriate, helpful and healthful boundaries – something that will likely need some of your time, attention, and effort.  

To Pre-register, and to ensure you are sent the link, fill out the form below:

Monthly Family Seminar Registration

Please fill out the information below to ensure that you will be sent a link to the virtual session.

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