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Schizophrenia Society of Ontario – Web and Telephone Support

Group Name: Schizophrenia Society of Ontario – Web and Telephone Support

Description: The Schizophrenia Society of Ontario makes a positive difference in the lives of people, families and communities affected by schizophrenia and psychotic illnesses. We envision a world without schizophrenia. For this to happen society must recognize schizophrenia as a serious brain disease, excellence in service and treatment must become the norm, stigma must be eliminated, and a cure must be found.

Do you have questions about living well with schizophrenia or pyschosis? We can help. The Schizophrenia Society of Ontario’s Ask the Expert program addresses practical questions about living with schizophrenia and psychotic illnesses, as well as provides guidance on how to navigate the mental health system and shares information on local resources. It also facilitates local support groups to enable people to come together and share vital information. All questions and responses are kept private and confidential. Here’s how to get in touch:

  • Email your question to: asktheexpert@schizophrenia.on.ca
  • Please include the city and postal code in which you live so that information about local resources can be shared with you
  • Allow three business day for a response.

***Please note that some questions may take longer to answer, depending on complexity. If your situation is urgent you may also call us at 1-800-449-6367

Where: 302-130 Spadina Ave. | Toronto, ON M5V 2L4

Contact: 1-800-449-6367 | www.schizophrenia.on.ca | asktheexpert@schizophrenia.on.ca

Schizophrenia Society of Ontario – Family Support

Group Name: Schizophrenia Society of Ontario – Family Support

Description: The Schizophrenia Society of Ontario makes a positive difference in the lives of people, families and communities affected by schizophrenia and psychotic illnesses. We envision a world without schizophrenia. For this to happen society must recognize schizophrenia as a serious brain disease, excellence in service and treatment must become the norm, stigma must be eliminated, and a cure must be found.

The Schizophrenia Society of Ontario has a long history of providing support to families impacted by mental illness. Through SSO’s Ask the Expert line, families receive the best combination of information, supportive counseling and system navigation. Family Support Programs you can find at the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario:

  • Individual counseling
  • Family counseling
  • Family support groups
  • Peer-support

To access or find out more about these programs, please contact us.

Where: 302-130 Spadina Ave. | Toronto, ON M5V 2L4

When: Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Contact: 416-449-6830 Ext.252 | 1-800-449-6367 | www.schizophrenia.on.ca | asktheexpert@schizophrenia.on.ca

Schizophrenia Society of Ontario – Toronto Chapter

Group Name: Schizophrenia Society of Ontario – Toronto Chapter (Early Intervention)

Description: They provide educational resources and support for families, persons with schizophrenia (Sz) and the general public. A professional crisis support worker is on call to help families with a severely mentally ill member who is in crisis. This service is available across (former Metro) Toronto, regardless of diagnosis.

Early Intervention Family Support at SSO
Families are often the first line of support for an individual living with mental illness. SSO offers a support program for families experiencing a first episode of psychosis. This program provides counseling, system navigation and information to family members to help ensure signs are identified quickly and they receive the best combination of services to assist loved ones in their recovery. This service is available to families across the province by contacting asktheexpert@schizophrenia.on.ca or 1-800-449-6367.

Where: 130 Spadina Avenue, Suite 302 | Toronto, ON M5V 2L4

When: Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Contact: 416-449-6830 | 1-800-449-6367 | support@schizophrenia.on.ca | asktheexpert@schizophrenia.on.ca | www.schizophrenia.on.ca

Schizophrenia Society of Ontario – Justice and Mental Health Program

Group Name: Schizophrenia Society of Ontario – Justice and Mental Health Program (JAMH)

Description: The Schizophrenia Society of Ontario makes a positive difference in the lives of people, families and communities affected by schizophrenia and psychotic illnesses. We envision a world without schizophrenia. For this to happen society must recognize schizophrenia as a serious brain disease, excellence in service and treatment must become the norm, stigma must be eliminated, and a cure must be found.

The Justice and Mental Health Program provides emotional and navigational support for families with a loved one who has a mental illness and has come in to contact with the criminal justice system. Their objective is to support families of people with mental illness who have come in contact with the law while promoting change in mental health and justice.

Where: 302-130 Spadina Ave. | Toronto, ON M5V 2L4

Contact: 1-800-449-6367 | www.schizophrenia.on.ca

The Secret Handshake – Schizophrenia Peer Support

Group Name: The Secret Handshake – Schizophrenia Peer Support

Description: Formed in 2004 in response to a void in the after-treatment of patients following a schizophrenia diagnosis, The Secret Handshake is a Peer Support facility in Canada created by and for people with schizophrenia. It is similar to the model of peer support organization Alcoholics Anonymous. The Secret Handshake recognizes that peers are uniquely equipped to counsel and support others coping with the illness. Members mentor and share recovery techniques and resources. Most important, we build deep friendships based on mutual trust and respect, breaking the cycle of isolation, stigma and ostracism.

Many people coping with schizophrenia do not have the support or skills to reintegrate into the mainstream. Frequently, they are not aware of important services available to them. We help them navigate the system. They can be very isolated, even in a family setting. Members flourish when they meet regularly with people who are living with the schizophrenia experience. The diagnosis of any mental or physical illness requires treatment and support specific to that illness. This is why there is tremendous value in our Diagnostic Specific model.

Where: 170 A Baldwin st, west of Spadina

When: Monday drop in, art viewing 2.30 – 6 pm
Saturdays art galleree, hours & drop in 2.30 – 6 pm
The last Sunday of every month gala poetry readings 2 – 5 pm

Contact: 416-995-8157 | centralianwings@sympatico.ca | www.thesecrethandshake.ca

Schizophrenia Services Family Support – CAMH

Group Name: Schizophrenia Services Family Support  – CAMH

Description: Schizophrenia Services Family Support and Education Group for family and friends of someone dealing with schizophrenia. Providing:

• 8-week group sessions, where participants can meet others for support and discussion of ways to better help and understand family members and friends with severe mental illness.
• topics covered include: the nature of schizophrenia; relapse prevention; dealing with a crisis; caring for the caregiver; medications and treatments, communication strategies, the medical and legal systems; community resources.

Contact: 416 535-8501, ACCESS CAMH (press 2)

First Episode Psychosis Services, Schizophrenia Services – College Street site – CAMH

Group Name: First Episode Psychosis Services, Schizophrenia Services – College Street site – CAMH

 

Description: For families and significant others of clients of CAMH’s First (Early) Episode Psychosis division of the Schizophrenia Program. Providing: time-limited psychoeducational and supportive counseling services on a group and individual basis
 • Includes a family psychosis education group
• Crisis intervention and support
• Family therapy, couple and individual counseling on as needed basis
• In-home family support
• Family orientation sessions
• Family mentorship opportunities
• Referrals from across GTA accepted through LEARN (Learning Employment Advocacy Recreation Network)
 Contact: 416 535-8501, ACCESS CAMH (press 2)

Schizophrenia Program, Inpatient Services – CAMH

Group Name: Schizophrenia Program, Inpatient Services – CAMH
Description: For families and significant others of inpatients of CAMH’s Schizophrenia Services only. Providing: family services while clients are in hospital.
 • Regular family meetings with the care teams to coordinate treatment and discharge planning
• Family Support and Education Groups available, staffing permitting
• Referral to community resources for families
 Contact: Main contacts for these services are the Allied Health Professionals. 416 535-8501

Schizophrenia Relatives and Friends

Group Name: Schizophrenia Relatives and Friends

Description: A support group to educate and support families and friends of mentally ill patients. To help them make sense of this complex illness and cope with it effectively. To facilitate links among members and other resources in the community.

Where: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Clarke Site | 250 College Street Rm. 845 | Toronto, ON M5T 1R8

When: Meetings are held every Wednesday night at 6:00 p.m. in Room 845, CAMH at the above address. There is no membership fee and groups are for friends and relatives of mentally ill patients.

Contact: Drop in only.

Sanctuary – Health Clinic

Group Name: Sanctuary – Health Clinic

Description: Sanctuary is a Christian charitable organization that seeks to establish and develop holistic, inclusive and healthy community. We welcome people who have, for the most part, known only rejection and abuse. Our core community includes: people who are homeless and people who run their own businesses, middle-aged, middle-class people and squeegee kids, and university students and hardened street people.

Individuals in our community face significant health issues, often resulting from their lifestyle – physical ailments caused by living on the streets or in poor-quality housing, or the side effects of substance abuse and “tough living”. Some common issues we deal with are foot care problems, wounds, infectious diseases (especially sexually transmitted diseases, skin infections and lung infections), and mental health care. Our team provides a range of care from basic stitch removal, to management of complex health care, like HIV/AIDs. Sanctuary deals with a host of other medical issues, including:

  • stabbings
  • beatings
  • nose bleeds
  • alcohol and drug addictions
  • seizures
  • pancreatitis
  • sexually transmitted diseases
  • AIDS
  • pregnancy
  • cancer
  • neurological disorders
  • depression
  • schizophrenia
  • manic depression

Where: 25 Charles Street East | Toronto, ON M4Y 1R9

Contact: 416-922-0628 Ext. 7 leave a message | ppt@ppt.on.ca | www.ppt.on.ca

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