Mental Health

Mental Health

The GMFRC offers a range of mental health programs and services to support families, including counselling services, family and peer support, and crisis intervention.
 
Support can be accessed for a variety of reasons; including but not limited to: mental health concerns, work-related separations, parenting challenges, relationship issues, separation and divorce, grief and loss, relocation, extended family separation, and family violence.
 
Counselling sessions are short term and requests for support are typically addressed within 1 business day. Confidentiality and discretion are assured by qualified social workers. You can contact our social workers Monday through Friday 8 a.m.to 4 p.m. by phone at 902-765-5611, or directly in person at the GMFRC.

Services offered include:
  • Access to support and resources
  • Assistance in applying for emergency funding
  • Initial needs screening, referral and assessment
  • Conflict management 
  • Confidential, short-term counselling and crisis support
  • Peer support groups
  • Preventative workshops
  • Support for caregivers and children coping with illness, injury and/or loss
  • Support in navigating the multitude of services and resources available to military families
  • Tailored information sessions and briefings
  • Grief and loss support
  • Individual, family and couples counselling
  • Advocacy
Our Mental Health Team
 
Family Liaison Coordinator
The Family Liaison Coordinator (FLC) works with the Transition Centre to provide specialized services and support to the families of military personnel who are coping with an illness or injury, and families of the fallen.  The FLC is available to help families cope with all phases of the member’s recovery, rehabilitation, and reintegration, regardless of whether the member is returning to service or transitioning through the release process.
 
Prevention, Support and Intervention Coordinator
The Prevention, Support and Intervention Coordinator (PSI) provides short-term supportive counselling to military families. The PSI can work with you to find solutions and new coping tools to issues that arise, as well as, help navigate other military and community resources.