Hi everyone! 

Welcome to 2017! I hope this issue of the #FamilyMatters e-notice finds you well and that you had an enjoyable festive season and a happy New Year.

On January 25, 2017, you can participate in the mental health conversation in Canada to end stigma and start a national conversation. Below is a link to more information about #bellletstalk and the campaign with Olympian Clara Hughes, Howie Mandel, Serena Ryder and Michael Landsberg to name a few famous faces.

The Start Talking Cup that supports the mental health campaign in Simcoe County will be on January 22. Scroll down to the link to get your tickets.

There will be new educational programs for family members and friends starting up again. Dates and Locations to soon be announced. make sure you have subscribed to this e-notice to be immediately informed when programs are open for registration. Overview of the topics covered in these programs are posted in this issue. You can also learn more about these program by visiting the website www.fmhi.ca

If you would like ongoing support here are places you can contact. To have 24/7 support, Crisis Services at 705-728-5044 will get you to speak with a live mental health professional. You may also see them in-person by calling the same number and ask for a mobile service.

To inquire about services at Canadian Mental Health Association of Simcoe County, you may call and speak with the On-Duty Worker Monday-Friday (9am-4pm) at 705-726-5033, anyone can also walk-in, without an appointment, and speak with the On-Duty Worker at 88 Mulcaster St., second floor.

Family members interested in speaking with an addiction counselor may contact the On-Duty Worker for this service at 705-726-5033.

911 is always available for immediate, emergency service.

Take care,

Tara Maxwell, Coordinator



January 25, Let’s Talk

Every time you talk, text and join in on social media on January 25, Bell will donate 5¢ more to mental health initiatives.

• Text message

• Phone

• Twitter

• Instagram

• Facebook

• Snapchat



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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Family Mental Health Initiative of Simcoe County

128 Anne St., South 

Barrie ON L4N 6A2

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