An Alliance on Mental Illness
The Family Alliance on Mental Illness – Leaders in Involvement, Empowerment & Support (FAMILIES) serves Prince George and the northern interior of British Columbia, Canada. FAMILIES was trademarked in 2013 to reduce barriers and create more accessible possibilities for peer family support, education, systems navigation and advocacy in rural and remote communities. FAMILIES also creates more possibilities for professional training to meet the needs of families, family participation in planning and evaluation of services and families as partners in mental illness treatment.
Education & Support
We provide free education and training to ALL individuals and their families living with any type of mental illness in northern B.C. including schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder, depression and anxiety disorders.
- Family Support Groups
- Individual Support Groups
- Strengthening Families Together
- Mental Health FIRST AID
Our winter and summer newsletters are a popular way to stay informed about our education, training and support activities. Newsletter...
The Promise of Engagement Area Manager for FAMILIES, Kim Dixon talks about the levels of engagement that impact individual and family-centred mental health and wellness.
- Jan 19 - May 3, 2016
SMART Recovery Prince George
- Jan 11 - Apr 25, 2016
SMART Recovery Quesnel
- Nov 2015 - Mar 2016
SMART Recovery Burns Lake
SMART means "self-management recovery training" and is a FREE program offered by FAMILIES in the Northern B.C. Interior for loved ones of persons with a mental illness or addiction.