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Family and Caregivers

Will Planning and the use of Henson Trusts’

Ontario Shores’ Family Council is pleased to partner with Walker Head Lawyers to invite families and caregivers to the following seminar: ‘

Will Planning and the use of Henson Trusts’
presented by: Andrew Felker

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2022
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The session will take place via Zoom.
To register for the session, please email @email by Friday, October 28. Once you have registered, you will receive the Zoom link with further instructions.

Have a question you would like addressed in the presentation? Please email the question along with your registration

Family and Mental Health Panel

October is Mental Illness Awareness Month and we are proud to welcome everyone to Ontario Shores for Mental Health and Recovery Day on Wednesday, October 19, 2022.

Throughout the day a series of speakers with lived experience will engage in conversations on a variety of topics impacting mental health, including stigma, treatment, access and system navigation.

All speaker events are open to the public..

7:00 p.m.
Family and Mental Health Panel
Moderated by mental health advocate Lori Lane-Murphy, a panel of family members discuss their collective mental health journeys as caregivers. The diverse panel will tackle issues ranging from stigma, treatment, support and system navigation. 

Lori will be joined on the panel by Shabnam Sukhdev, an award-winning filmmaker who chronicled her caregiving journey supporting her daughter’s mental health in the documentary ‘Unfinished’.

Shabnam will be joined on the panel by Candice McAllister and Shane Christensen, a daughter and father who have supported a loved one living with schizophrenia. Elaine Miller, Patient and Family Engagement Leader at Ontario Shores, rounds off the panel.

The presentation will be approximately 45 minutes in length followed by refreshments and networking.

Please RSVP to @email.

The is a FREE community event. There will be no charge for parking at Ontario Shores on October 19. 

Pre- and Post-Event Survey

Please complete this brief survey before and after attending the event to help us explore the impact that patient and family stories about mental health and recovery has on those who hear them.

Caregivers in Mental Health

In Episode 98 of the #MindVine #mentalhealth podcast we are discussing the importance of caregivers, particularly for loved ones living with #dementia. Caregiver Ron Beleno joins Ontario Shores' Dr. Mary Chiu, Research Coordinator, Nancy Burns, Social Worker, Geriatric Transitional Unit, and Elaine Miller, Patient and Family Relations Leader, for a conversation on the vital role of caregivers and the importance of self-care. The #MindVine podcast is hosted by Darryl Mathers (@DarrylMathers). The podcast is also available on Spotify, Amazon Music and Apple Podcasts.

CARERS Program: Caring for the Caregiver Living with dementia

Presented by:
Mary Chiu, PhD
Research & Academics,
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences

Learning Objectives:
1. Identifying and supporting the “shadow patients”.
2. Research and clinical evidence for CARERS Program’s effectiveness in various caregiver populations.
3. CARERS program at Ontario Shores and TDRA research in dementia caregivers.

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