Canadian Mental Health Association. Simcoe County Branch

Site: Barrie - 90 Mulcaster St

Service: Barrie Family and Friends Mental Health and Substance Dependency Support Group

Description (Service) COVID-19 Update 
  • Support group is held virtually on the second Tue and third Mon of the month at 6 pm-8 pm via Zoom 
  • maximum 19 participants 
  • to attend, email Tara Maxwell at to receive a confirmation email and further details on joining the virtual support group 
  • 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
Regular Service 
Support group for family members, caregivers and friends of persons with mental health and/or addictions challenges, including substance dependence 
  • connect with other family caregivers to share experiences and receive support needed to cope and manage
Service Details
Hours COVID-19 Update
Support group is held virtually on the second Tue and third Mon of the month at 6 pm-8 pm via Zoom

Tuesdays Apr 13, May 11, Jun 8, Jul 13, Aug 10, Sep 14, Oct 12, Nov 9, Dec 14
Mondays Apr 19, May 17, Jun 21, Jul 19, Aug 16, Sep 20, Oct 18, Nov 15, Dec 20

Regular Hours
Second Tue of each month except Jul, Aug from 6 pm-8 pm

Areas Served Barrie - and surrounding area
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
Family members, caregivers and friends of persons with a mental illness
  • Referral - self 
  • Referral - family 
  • call for information
Languages English ; French - Website, Interpretation, can be arranged
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
90 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ON L4M 3M5
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Intersection Mulcaster St and McDonald St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-726-5033
Toll Free Phone 1-800-461-4319
Social Media Facebook Facebook:
Twitter Twitter:
Primary Contact Tara Maxwell, Coordinator, Family Mental Health Initiative; Phone: 705-725-0363; Email:
Primary Executive Valerie Grdisa, Chief Executive Officer; Phone: 705-726-5033 ext 431; Email:

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