Since 1989, the Family Association for Mental Health Everywhere (FAME) has been empowering families and caregivers who have a loved one with a mental health concern by providing support, education, coping skills and self-care strategies.
When a family caregiver is well-supported, they are strengthened and become better equipped to support their family member who is ill and to cope with the highs and the lows of the recovery journey. At FAME, we offer the following services:
Family caregivers and friends may have a difficulty coping with a family member who has a mental health concern. Sometimes, it can be challenging to know how best to help a loved one. At FAME, we believe in equipping families
FAME is a proud partner of The Family Guide to Mental Health Recovery project, a support resource for families facing a mental health challenge. The Family Guide provides hope, insight and guidance to families through peer-to-peer interviews: Family Guide to Mental Health.
The online documentary project gathers over 15 hours of family member interviews representing over 40 families that have come forward to share their experiences on video and in text resources.
Mental Health First Aid Courses
FAME is pleased to offer Mental Health First Aid Canada (MHFA) courses at its main office in Etobicoke and in other locations in the Greater Toronto Area.
MHFA is help for a person experiencing a mental health problem or a mental health crisis. Just like physical first aid, the goal is to offer a person immediate assistance until they can receive appropriate professional treatment or until the crisis is over.
MHFA Canada is an evidence-based program of The Mental Health Commission of Canada. Successful participants will be awarded a certificate.
Helping Families Get to the Heart of the Matter
One in five Canadians will experience a mental illness. At FAME, we support the other four – the family members and caregivers. Help families get to the heart of the matter by donating to FAME. Just $25 a month will make a difference to our families.
Your support can help with:
• One-on-one family support;
• Public education and awareness for family members and caregivers;
• Support for children and adolescents whose families are impacted by a mental health concern.
Together, we can foster hope, strength, and resilience in families. Please donate today and give from the bottom of your heart.
Our goal is to support families in learning self-care, navigating the system and to provide the comfort of knowing they are not alone. When I see the journey that these families take, I realize how strong we really are.