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SJHH / Patients & Visitors/ Patient, Family, & Community Engagement/ Resources


Wellness Program

This program is available for all Patient and Family Advisors who are registered as a volunteer.

The St. Joe's Wellness Program provides learning opportunities and support for you mind, body, and spirit. All our advisors benefit from this program if they completed the volunteer registration at one of our three campuses. The contact information for the wellness program is provided by the volunteer services when the advisors complete the registration.

Mental Health Support Services

Peer Support

A range of supports are offered to individuals who are currently using the services of either out inpatient or outpatient mental health and addiction services.

One-to-one peer support occurs through role modeling, listening, problem solving, facilitating access to other peer driven services within the program, and supporting transition to the community upon discharge.

Group peer support is offered through self-help or mutual aid group facilitation.

Family Resource Centre

What this Service does…

The Family Resource Centre at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton’s West 5th Campus exists for family members and loved ones of an individual with lived experience of a mental health or addiction issue. 

Here you can find key resources to help family members or loved ones:

  • Navigate the mental health and addiction services at St. Joe’s
  • Find information about family recovery and self-care
  • Access educational materials about different diagnoses
  • Learn about additional community resources

How this Service helps…

Visitors will be welcomed at the Family Resource Centre by a knowledgeable and compassionate volunteer who has lived experience as a family member of person(s) with a mental health/addiction issue.

The Family Resource Centre at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton’s West 5th Campus was opened because of the support of generous donors who recognized the need for such an important and unique support service in our community.

Hours of Operation

Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday: 10 -4pm
Tuesday: 10 - 4pm
Friday: 1 - 4pm
Saturday: 10 - 2pm


If you have any questions about the Family Resource Centre, please connect with:

Fiona Wilson, M.Sc., CPRP
Manager, Patient & Family Collaborative Support Services
Professional Practice Lead - Peer Support
Mental Health and Addiction Program,
St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
100 West 5th St.
Hamilton, Ontario L8N 3K7

Phone: 905-522-1155 ext. 36446

Supporting the Supporters Pamphlets

Families are an important part of a person’s recovery and well-being. The Schizophrenia & Community Integration Service (SCIS) are committed to strengthening the role of families at each step of a person’s recovery.

These brochures were developed by family members and healthcare professionals, click to download the PDF:

  1. Caregivers – How Are You?
  2. Managing Relapse
  3. Communicating with Health Care Professionals
  4. Encouraging Medication Adherence
  5. Fostering Independence
  6. Goal Setting – How To Help?