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Home on the Hill – Family Support Group
June 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
An event every 2 weeks that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely
Family Support Group and Respite Program
Home on the Hills support group meets every other week just inside the main entrance of St. Mary’s. At these meetings, caregivers have the opportunity to express and discuss their feelings in a safe and confidential space. The group is led by a caregiver and a professional facilitator. The goal is that family caregivers can leave with a sense of relief and knowing that they are continuously supported by others with similar experiences. This group meets on alternate Wednesdays at St. Mary’s at 7 pm.
Home on the Hill is a Charitable Organization founded by the families of people with serious mental illness. It was incorporated in 2011 and received charitable registration in 2012. Home on the Hill serves clients from the 2.5 percent of individuals in our community who have serious mental illness. These individuals often do not access service from mainstream mental health agencies. Many have the symptom of anosognosia and lack insight that they have an illness, so believe that they do not need service.
Home on the Hill supports their families, too, who are still not considered part of the “circle of care” by the formal health care system. Home on the Hill proudly supports the Guidelines of the Mental Health Commission of Canada and incorporates the recommendations into our model of care. Accordingly, our programs are developed by families together with clients. Our programming supports both the family and their loved ones with serious mental illness.