Monday, April 5, 2010

Laing House Family Support Group


The Laing House Family Support Group is a self-help group for family/friends of an adolescent or young adult up to the age of 30 who has a mental illness (not restricted to any one illness in particular). Since January 2008, the Laing House Family Support Group has operated as a stand-alone group, at arm's length from Laing House, but with Laing House's support.

Because the Laing House Family Support Group it is now run BY family members FOR family/friends, it is meant to be inclusive rather than exclusive and there is no requirement for the youth themselves to be members of Laing House or for families to have the youth's permission to attend.

The goal of the Laing House Family Support Group is to provide support and education according to the needs determined by the Support Group members. Meetings always include a time for sharing and support amongst the Group and we invite speakers when a specific interest is identified by the Group.

The Laing House Family Support Group meets on the first Monday evening of each month at 6:30 pm.

There is no commitment to attend group meetings beyond what families find is helpful or convenient. Laing House is located at 1225 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Contacts:

Dani Himmelman, parent facilitator: phone (902) 826-224 or email dhimmelman@eastlink.ca.

Judy Bell, Team Leader, Laing House: phone (902) 473-7743.

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