(Virtual/In Person) These meetings are free, safe and confidential. They are offered to family members supporting loved ones living with a mental health issue. We have an open-door policy, where our members can drop-in or call-in for an appointment when the support is needed. Individual meetings are led by a peer support specialist. Our supporting […]Continue readingIndividual Meetings
When someone is diagnosed with a mental health issue it can affect the whole family including the parents, children, spouses and siblings. Family members most often become the primary caregivers to their loved ones. Nipissing Family Peer Support Services (NFP), recognizes how stressful that can be. 1 in 5 people will experience mental health issues in their lifetime and we understand how mental health issues can affect both the individual who is diagnosed and the family and caregivers as well. In response to the family’s need for education and support regarding mental health, NFP is pleased to offer its Family Peer Support Services in a format suitable for both the programming and the participant’s needs (Virtual (Zoom)/ In-Person).
The Lived Experience and Recovery Network (LERN) is a networking body linking, supporting and educating all mental health consumer and family organizations in the North East region of Ontario. With over 28 member organizations in the districts of Algoma, Cochrane, Temiskaming, Sudbury, Muskoka Parry Sound and Nipissing, our vision is to empower peer communities towards […]Continue readingLived Experience and Recovery Network (LERN)
COMING SOON…VIRTUAL GROUP OPPORTUNITIES A free, 12-week course for family caregivers of individuals with mental illness. The course teaches the knowledge and skills that family members need to cope more effectively. Attend with other family members just like you in a confidential setting Gain insight into how mental illness affects your relative Take an eye-opening […]Continue readingNAMI Family-to-Family Program
60-minute response time (maximum) to NBRHC during office hours with an onsite Peer Specialist and access to an onsite Peer Navigator during all afternoons and evenings. 15-minute call back service for telephone support during regular office hours Experienced, provincially trained Peer Support Specialist (Navigator) in E.D. Collaborative with Mental Health & Addictions Peer Support Services […]Continue readingFamily Emergency Response Support Team (FERST)
Our services extend into the towns, villages and rural areas of Nipissing District. Often meeting in informal settings, we offer small groups and individual family members a subset of our programming based on their needs. We reach north to Marten River, west to Verner and Sturgeon Falls, east to Mattawa and south through Callander. With […]Continue readingOutreach Services