Date(s) - 24/10/2015
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Glen Cairn United Church
MICA’S Family Summit for Caregivers of People With Mental Illness
Date & Time: Saturday, October 24, 2015, 9am-4pm
Location: Glen Cairn United Church, 140 Abbeyhill Drive, Kanata
Target Audience: Service providers and caregivers
Please register by October 9th by clicking here
MICA: An Overview
OUR GOAL – FAMILIES BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS
Our goal is to involve as many caregivers as possible as we continue to collaborate with our partners in finding solutions that will have a lasting and positive impact on the quality of life of caregivers and their ill loved ones. Join us on our journey and help us to change lives.
The quality of life of persons living with mental illness and their family members is impacted in many ways including mental health, physical health and financial concerns that significantly stress the capacity of the ill person and their families to cope with the many challenges confronted along the journey to recovery.
– Physical health components: physical functioning, role-physical, bodily pain and general health;
– Mental health components: vitality, social functioning, role emotional and mental health.
Caregivers and mental health service providers are invited to join us and representatives from some of the organizations we have collaborated with in the last year at our 3rd Family Summit on October 24, 2015. These organizations include the Ottawa Public Health, Canadian Mental Health Association, Canadian Public Health Association, Citizen Advocacy, Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technology in Health, Ontario Disability Support Program, Ontario Works and family organizations such as OASIS Kanata, Families Impacted by Mental Illness Smith Falls and the Cornwall and District Family Support Group.