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Families Matter Support Group (virtual)

Families are the first and best line of defense for their loved ones. They support, lead, advocate and often bear the burden of ensuring their loved ones with mental illness get the help they need. This can be lonely, taking a heavy emotional, financial, physical and mental health toll.  The Families Matter Support Group is a strength-based, family-centered initiative that empowers, builds capacity, promotes resilience and reduces the need for crisis interventions.

“An individual diagnosed with a mental illness can lose their sense of identity for a time – their happiness, passions, energy and understanding of their world is no longer what it used to be. This is also true for individuals affected by a loved one’s illness. The family unit is reluctantly required to to establish a new identity. Your thoughts of what the future held for yourself, your family, and your loved one disappear. Give yourself permission to grieve this loss.”
– Families Matter Support Group

In order to participate, you must be registered.

When: Every 2nd Tuesday

Where: Virtual Meeting

Who: Contact familiesmatter@cmhasaskatoon.ca to register.

Depression Support Group (Virtual and In-Person)

Depression is a mood disorder that changes the way people feel, think, behave and perceive the world around them.  It can be triggered by a life event such as the loss of a job, the end of a relationship or the loss of a loved one, or other life stresses like a major deadline, moving to a new city or having a baby. Then sometimes it seems to be triggered by nothing at all.

The Depression support group meets once a week in the evening. It is drop in, no cost and community member facilitated.

When: Tuesday Evenings

Where: CMHA Saskatoon and Virtual Options

Who: Contact Marilyn for more information at 306-270-9181 or mle2003_2@yahoo.com
Contact Bruce at  306-717-3097

Men’s Support Group (Virtual and In-Person)

We are a group of men looking to break the stigma of men’s mental health. Together we want to listen, understand, validate, respect and honor one another. Together we can learn to stop hiding in the shadows and create a positive atmosphere where vulnerability is not only welcomed but encouraged.

We are a diverse group of men from all walks of life. We come from different ethnicities, religious groups, races and creeds.

We  want to provide a space where men can overcome shame and are welcomed to be vulnerable, despite the lack of resources men face in regard to mental health.

When: Monday Evenings 6:30 – 9 pm

Where: CMHA Saskatoon and Virtual Options

Who: Rob Bagely at mensmnetalhealth.sk306@yahoo.com 
Jason Burns at mensmnetalhealth.sk306@yahoo.com

 *These groups are not an option for crisis support. If it is an emergency please reach out to mobile crisis at 306-933-6200 or go to RUH Emergency.