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SJHH / Patients & Visitors/ Patient, Family, & Community Engagement/ Families Matter

Families Matter

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 -We have an event coming up!

Families can be partners in care, rehabilitation, and recovery.

 When families are involved, individuals experience:

  • Decreased rates of hospitalization and relapse
  • Increased rates of recovery
  • An increased likelihood of following through with treatment choices

Families contribute by:

  • Advocating on behalf of their loved one
  • Help professionals see the person beyond their diagnosis
  • Provide support with activities of daily living



Families can partner in care
and recovery

Join the Mental Health and Addiction Program (MHAP)

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018
List of Events:

12 pm – 1 pm
Lunchtime Mental Health and Addiction Rounds
Jennifer Fowler, Family Educator – The Cleghorn Early Intervention Clinic

2 pm – 4 pm
Information Fair
Family Centred Care initiatives and resources

6 pm – 8:30 pm
Families Matter Keynote Speaker
Dr. Nick Kates, Chair and Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University

Q & A panel to follow

To register, click here.

Parking: Parking for the evening event is $10 - CASH ONLY               

Please bring your parking entry ticket to registration for payment. A limited number of subsidized spots are available – to obtain one of these, please contact 905.522.1155 ext. 39559.


Families are a source of hope and healing.

“There’s got to be somebody who is a believer, with a sense of hope, not just a provider of services.” – Family Member