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MARCH ISSUE

Hi everyone! This is a large e-notice with lots of information this month because there is so much going on at Family Mental Health Initiative! First, FMHI moved to another office location 128 Anne St., South in Barrie.  Second there are four family educational programs scheduled for the Spring, scroll to see the dates and locations for your community and email me to register tmaxwell@cmhastarttalking.ca let me know how many people are being registered with their full names. I will email back and confirmation or if the space is filled I will inform you of a waitlist. I will be offering a family educational program for the first time in Collingwood. The times are different for a couple of the sessions due to hours available at the the locations of the programs. Thirdly, I am participating with Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care at their family engagement sessions, please see the poster below for dates and times in your communities.

This is a busy Spring season and I look forward to all the family programs and the family members I will have the pleasure to connect with throughout Simcoe County. 

If you don't already, subscribe online for this #FamilyMatters E-Notice, click here

Take care,

Tara Maxwell, Coordinator

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Family Engagement Sessions

Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care along with three other mental health hospitals (CAMH, Ontario Shores, The Royal) are partnered in a project that is building the foundation for tracking wait times (access) to in- and out-patient mental health services. This project includes collecting data from family members regarding your experience when your relative is discharged from hospital and waiting for their first outpatient visit. You can help by attending one of these sessions and providing your feedback about your experience when your relative was discharged from hospital and waiting for their first outpatient visit. To register or for more information, please see the poster below to contact the persons listed.

Family Mental Health Initiative will be co-facilitating at each of these sessions listed on the poster; Orillia, Midland, Barrie, and Collingwood. A session in Bracebridge is in the planning stage.

To register, please email Alison Townsend professionalpractice@waypoint.ca

Midland: March 8 (320 King Street)

Orillia: March 14 (100 University Ave.)

Barrie: March 15 (128 Anne St., South)

Collingwood: March 22 (55 Ste. Marie St.)

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Orillia

An evening program: 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Poster can be found online, click here

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Midland

A daytime program: 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Poster can be found online, click here

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Collingwood

An evening program: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Poster can be found online, click here

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Barrie

An evening program: 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Poster can be found online, click here

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Please feel free to visit the website for more information here

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Barrie Family Support Group

New Location: 128 Anne Street, South in Barrie

Canadian Mental Health Association of Simcoe County offers a support group designed for family members and friends of persons with a mental illness and/or substance issue. Barrie Family Support Group Date: Second Tuesday of every month (except July & August) Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm New Location: 128 Anne St., S., Barrie (Boardroom at Canadian Mental Health Association of Simcoe County). For more information, please contact Elizabeth Marshall, Family Support Counsellor.

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E-Notices

Number of FMHI's E-Notice Subscribers: *Some organizations/companies have firewalls that are preventing the e-notice from being received to emails. You may find your personal email will allow the e-notices to open. Older E-Notices:

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Resources

If you are interested in receiving one of the kits available, please print and complete the order form and mail or fax to FMHI attention Tara Maxwell fax: 705-719-0908 

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Links

Are you looking for other organizations and resources? Here is a list of organizations within Simcoe County, Muskoka Region, Ontario and across Canada. If you have questions regarding services from another organization, please contact them directly, thank you. 

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Crisis Service

The Simcoe County and Muskoka Addiction & Mental Health Crisis Line is for youth and adults. Crisis Services offers individualized support to assist the person in the resolution of the emotional and personal crisis. Telephone, mobile and residential crisis services are available. 705-728-5044 / 1-888-893-8333 

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Family Mental Health Initiative of Simcoe County

4 Checkley St., Barrie ON L4N 1W1

705-725-0363 / 1-800-324-3252

fmhi.ca