NSSS provides education to families, students, and the general public.
Our comprehensive Family-to-Family education program, a 12-week course designed for and delivered by family members, is offered twice annually on the North Shore, in Vancouver and Tri-Cities, and once a year in Squamish. Over 30 family members have been trained to co-teach the course and help family members gain the understanding and know-how they need to move forward.
School Presentations, where a person with an illness and a family member, speak to local-area high schools and universities, gives a first-hand perspective of dealing with serious mental illness and helps address discrimination and stigma against those with a mental illness. Our presentations reach over 400 students each year.
Here are some comments from past participants of our education course:
• Wonderful teachers who were very caring and seemed to understand due to the fact that they also have a family member who is ill.
• It gave me insight into my daughter’s illness and information I have been desperate to find for a number of years. Why didn’t someone tell me about this course years ago?