Find a listing of our year-round education and support programs in our current newsletter
Help Line Experts
Ask for Kim Dixon at 1-888-888-0029 for rural & remote calls to Prince George or 250-561-8033 direct
We serve the B.C. Prince George and Northern Interior Region including Quesnel and Omineca Lakes District
September 2021 UPDATE: Programs & Services
FAMILIES™ programs and services continue with many online and virtual options to keep you safe while delivering education and support for you and your Loved One.
We’re excited to offer many workshops and education classes on Zoom, including providing helpful tools and information on SMART Recovery, NAMI and Mental Health First Aid courses. They’re available to anyone in B.C.’s Northern Interior. Our FAMILIES™ Educators are also providing a wide variety of online education and group supports, including BCSS’ Strengthening Families Together .
Check out our newsletter and website for more information and we will continue to keep you, our families, updated on future services, programming and events.
FAMILIES Alliance on Mental Illness
FAMILIES reduces barriers to mental health &/or addiction treatment for a loved one through peer family support, education, systems navigation and advocacy in Prince George and B.C. Northern Interior communities. We offer professional training, participation in planning, and evaluation of services and families as partners in treatment. FAMILIES was trademarked in 2013.
Find Your Support Group
Consult our map with various locations for FAMILIES Support Groups in Prince George and B.C.’s Northern Interior. We are accessible by telephone or online, with on-site education programs and group support located in Prince George, Quesnel and the Omineca Lakes District in British Columbia.
Articles & Newsletters
Hi, I’m Kim Dixon, BA, MSc, CPS (F), FAMILIES Peer Specialist (&Co.) and
Area Manager for FAMILIES. Our team is here to support you in a number ways to help with a loved one who has a mental illness and/or addiction. Our newsletters contain a complete listing of all the programs and support we offer. And we have articles to inspire and inform you because we want you to know you are not alone.
BCSS Strengthening Families Together
Families affected by mental illness need additional support and specialized strategies, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. SMART Recovery for FAMILIES virtual classrooms include up to 14 lessons to support family caregivers in learning the skills needed to cope AND to help their Loved One choose recovery.
Supporting Kids in Omineca/Lakes District
Check out Puppet Play & Puppet Talk for grades 1 to 6, which helps explain mental illness. Kids In Control is also an educational support group for children ages 8 to 12 who have a parent or sibling living with a mental illness.