Our Supports Offered
Peer Support Groups
All IN Wednesday Night Family Peer Support Group
8:00pm Eastern Time, 7:00pm Central Time, 5:00pm Pacific Time
Facilitated by Kirsten & Charlotte
All IN Thursday Night Family Peer Support Group
All IN East - Ottawa Based Family Peer Support Group
7:00pm Eastern Time, 6:00pm Central Time, 4:00 Pacific Time
Facilitated by Breta & Christine
Online via Zoom
For Anyone who Supports Someone Who is Struggling With Their
All Family Peer Support workers with All IN Family have completed extensive peer support training, attend ongoing training, and are part of a community of practice. Anything you attend at All IN Family has been designed with lived experience in mind and to the highest standard possible. You can expect that an All IN Family peer supporter has the training and knowledge to support you on your journey, whether through an online family peer support group, online workshop, or one-on-one. At All IN Family, we call our peer support workers “Exploration Facilitators.” Their role is to support you as you find the solutions for yourself; to facilitate your exploration of options and choices for not only you but your family as well. They may also provide examples of resources that were useful in their own family’s mental health story. These are only offerings; it is entirely up to you what you choose to do.
Our sessions are generally via Zoom (video conference) from the comfort of your home. We can discuss other options if you wish.
To connect for an introductory one-on-one peer support session to see if All IN Family is a fit for you, please reach out.
Meet our Family Peer Support Group Facilitators
Breta, Charlotte, Christine and Kirsten come from the perspective of family members who supported another family member struggling with mental health challenges. Charlotte and Kirsten are both mothers who have been supporting their daughters Breta and Christine are mothers who have been supporting their sons. Each of them bring a wealth of knowledge in their lived experience of raising "children with a twist."
Peer support is rooted in the knowledge that “hope is the starting point from which a journey of recovery must begin.” Peer support workers can inspire hope and demonstrate the possibility of recovery. They are valued for their authenticity because they can relate to the challenge and have found their way to recovery.
Family Recovery: Definition
“The idea of recovery is approached from a slightly different perspective. The family member strives to recover from the emotional turmoil, grief, and fatigue that may result from caring for someone with a mental health challenge or illness. The family member's path to their mental wellness or recovery is likely to be enhanced by a better understanding of their loved one’s illness and through the development of more effective coping skills. Greater confidence, accepting the situation, and having hope for their loved ones will help them be more effective caregivers and supporters. While also helping them to sustain their wellbeing."