FAMILIES in Lakes District

2020 Programs

Staff person Heather Megchelsen, BA Educator at FAMILIES
Heather Megchelsen, BA Educator

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Welcome to programs and services in Omineca – Lakes District, B.C.

Sign up for one or more programs or one-to-one support for individuals or family support. I am always open to starting an additional support group or program in any area within the district expressing interest.

Contact Heather at 250-691-1132 or lakesdistrict@bcss.org

Family Support Groups

Monthly meeting that is confidential, encouraging and helpful. Discover potential options — you are not alone!

Vanderhoof Family Support Group: Join us on the 2nd Monday of each month at the Public Health Unit MPR, (Room 3299 Hospital Rd) from 3:30-4:30 pm.

Burns Lake Family Support Group: Join us on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Hospital (#170-741 Centre Street, Burns Lake), from 6:30 – 7:30 pm.

Fraser Lake Support Group: Call Heather at 250-691-1132 or email lakes district@bcss.org.

L.isten E.mphathize, A.gree, P.artner (LEAP)

LEAP teaches us a set of evidence-based practices to help individuals affected by mental illness that are experiencing denial or poor insight (anosognosia), become fully engaged and adhere to recommended treatment.

Call Heather at 250-691-1132 or email lakes district@bcss.org for more details

Puppet Plays/Presentations

Call Heather Megchelsen in Public Education School District #91 to book:

Presentation on Schizophrenia or Bipolar Disorder to help grade10 C.A.P.P. classes.

“What are Friends For?” is a puppet play that describes mental illness as a physical illness of the brain and explains how to help for grades 4 to 6.

“Hey there’s Hope and Help!” is also PUPPET TALK about mental illness appropriate for grades 1 to 3.

Smart RECOVERY Family Support Group

Are you a family member or friend of someone with an addiction? There is help for you so you can help your loved one. The SMART Recovery Family Support Group is a science-based, secular alternative or supplement to Al-Anon.

VANDERHOOF SMART RECOVERY Family & Friends: Vanderhoof Public Library on Wednesdays (Feb 26, March 4, 11, 18, April 8, 15, 22 & 29) from 6:30-8pm.

Call Heather 250-691-1132 for more details.

One-On-One Support

Sign up for one or more programs or one-to-one support for individuals or family support. Our organization is always open to starting an additional support group or program in any area within the district expressing interest.

Contact Heather at 250-691-1132 or lakesdistrict@bcss.org 

Strengthening Families Together For education and support to families who have a loved one with a mental illness. Once a week for 10 consecutive weeks families meet for two hours to learn positive coping strategies. Courses available 2017/18 in Prince George, Quesnel and Lakes District.

Teens in Control 2020

Join us for our Teens in Control workshop at the Youth Drop in Centre in Vanderhoof during Spring Break on March 23 & 24 from 1 – 3pm

This is an educational support group for teens who have a parent or sibling living with a mental illness.

Sign up with Heather Megchelsen

Strengthening Families Together

Program & Peer Support Women’s Group

PLACE: Elizabeth Fry Society & Cheslatta Band, FN Band Office, 1215 Keefes Landing Rd, Grassy Plains

DATE: 3rd Tuesday of month

TIME: 10 am – 1:30 pm (lunch included)

Open to all women on the South side.