Canadian Mental Health Association. Simcoe County Branch

Site: Online / Telephone Service

Service: Virtual Family Caregiver Support Groups

Record #: BAR1873
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2024
Last Full Update: 13 Nov 2023


Description (Service) Support group for family caregivers and friends of individuals who live with with mental health and/or addictions challenges
  • connect with other family caregivers to share experiences and receive support needed to cope and manage
  • Support group is held virtually on the third Mon of the month at 6 pm-8 pm, via Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN)
If you require immediate mental health assistance, please call:
  • Mental Health Crisis Line (Mon-Sun 24 hours): 705-728-5044 or 1-888-893-8333
  • Telecare: 705-726-7922
  • Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 or text CONNECT to 686868 to chat

Service Details

Hours Support group is held virtually on the third Mon of the month at 6 pm-8 pm via Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN)

Sep-Jun, see website for dates
Areas Served Simcoe County
Eligibility Age Requirements: 18 year(s) and up
Family members, caregivers and friends of persons with a mental illness
  • Referral - self
  • Referral - family
  • to attend, email Tara Maxwell at to receive a confirmation email and further details on joining the virtual support group
Languages English; French - Website, Interpretation, can be arranged
Fees None

Address and Location

Address & Map
Physical Access Not Applicable

Contact Information

Office Phone 705-726-5033
Toll Free Phone 1-800-461-4319, Simcoe County
Crisis Phone 705-728-5044, 1-888-893-8333 (TTY services available) Mon-Sun 24 hrs
Social Media Facebook Facebook:
Twitter Twitter:
Primary Contact Tara Maxwell, Coordinator, Family Mental Health Initiative; Phone: 705-725-0363; Email:
Alternate Contact Valerie Grdisa, Executive Director; Phone: 705-726-5033, ext 431; Email:

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