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.

Our quarterly Public Education Lecture Series and annual Community Events help shed light on the issues facing families and people with an illness.

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?