With Hope In Mind Program
With Hope in Mind, is a provincial, family-to-family, education and support program delivered by trained family member volunteers supported by the Consumer and Family Support Program. It is a program designed to educate and support family members of someone with a mental illness.
With Hope in Mind is a comprehensive education and support program designed specifically for family members of persons with mental illness. Courses are scheduled throughout the year in different areas across PEI and are usually held one evening a week for the duration of the program (eight weeks) from 7:00-9:00 pm. The program is delivered by Consumer and Family Support Program staff and trained family member volunteers of CMHA PEI.
Information on Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder and Additional Disorders is presented. Problem Management, Self Care, and Coping Skills are also discussed during the courses. With Hope in Mind is provided free of charge by the Canadian Mental Health Association PEI Division in partnership with Health PEI.
Through With Hope in Mind, families and friends are offered eight sessions
- The World of Mental Illness…With Hope In Mind…What it is Like
- Mixed Emotions: Mood Disorders
- Visions and Voices: Thought Disorders
- Additional and Associated Disorder
- Medications, Recovery, Coping Skills
- Communications and Self-Care
- Creative Problem Management
- Next Steps in the Journey: Advocacy, Service Systems & Transition
Participant evaluations of the program have been extremely positive. Quotes from family member participants included:
“I have learned to be more understanding to my son’s moods and to realize what he goes through. I have talked with him and it has opened the doors to how he feels.”
“I found the course helpful as I knew little about mental illness before I came to Journey of Hope (With Hope in Mind) which I found helpful in all aspects of mental illness.”
With Hope in Mind support groups are ongoing in some areas. Please contact the number below for more detailed information about support groups in your area.
With Hope in Mind – Course Information
The next With Hope in Mind course is being offered in Charlottetown at CMHA PEI Division (178 Fitzroy Street) starting Wednesday, October 12, 2016. For more information and to register please call 902-628-1648 or toll-free 1-800-682-1648.