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Care for the Caregiver


Mental Health Caregiver Guide

Are you supporting someone who is living with a mental health challenge or illness?

The Mental Health Caregiver Guide is a tool to support Canadian caregivers of children, youth, adults, and older adults facing mental illness or experiencing mental health challenges. Ottawa Public Health (OPH) has partnered with the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA), Military Family Services (MFS), and the Mental Illness Caregivers Association (MICA) to develop the national resource.

The guide provides valuable information and tools to learn how to take care of yourself so that you can remain healthy and reliable.

Check out the complete guide!  

Have questions? Contact the Veteran Family Program Coordinator at 204-765-3000 ext. 4557.

The Veteran Family Program Coordinator is offering virtual programs & services!

One-on-One Self Care Workshops
Available to ALL community members - Available upon request 
If you are struggling to work self care into your new schedule, or would just like some tips and tricks, you can book an appointment for one-on-one support and planning with the VFPC. After reviewing some self care strategies and exploring what self care looks like for you, you will be able to complete your very own self care plan. Self care is so important for fostering resilience and managing stress.
Email Ashley at to book your one-on-one session.