MISSION: Offer support and other resources to the relatives and friends of a person with a mental health disorder.
For more than 38 years, Friends for Mental Health has been the only organization in the West Island, recognized by the Ministère de la santé et des services sociaux, to provide essential, bilingual and free services to families: father, mother, sibling, spouse, child or any other significant person with a loved one suffering from a mental health problem.
Through a personalized relationship built on trust and mutual respect, our members receive counseling, training, support groups and respite to help them better cope with the challenges of mental illness (anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), psychosis, schizophrenia, etc.). They thus receive the necessary help to support their loved one in their recovery process and guide them to appropriate services.
We are actively working to raise awareness about mental health in order to counter prejudices that are still persistent and to fight against stigmatization in the school environment and in the community. Our services enable more than 1000 families, friends and relatives of the person with a mental health problem to develop concrete strategies and contribute to improving their quality of life.
Friends for Mental Health – Strengthening families, supporting caregivers!
Cure SMA Canada was initiated under the name, “Families of SMA Canada” in August 2000 by a small group of caring Canadian parents who were driven to fund Canadian SMA research. In 2011, the organization evolved, became incorporated and grew. Its mission was restructured to include direct family support in addition to funding Canadian research projects. Our board of trustees increased its representation across Canada.
Since the humble beginnings of 3 families, we have grown to represent families and individuals across Canada. We have funded over $3 million in Canadian SMA research and over half a million in family support. Each year we support Canadians through our newly diagnosed care packages, informational care booklets, equipment pool, SMA camp support, hospital support, end of life support, patient advocacy and many other direct family support services. We are proud to offer these services and fund the critical research projects.
We show our commitment as a sister organization to Cure SMA (USA) in our joint quest for a treatment/cure for SMA and family support. We share more than the name, we collaborate on direction and ideas, we also share the Scientific Advisory Board who receive research applications on our behalf and provide their recommendations on those research projects.
We are dedicated to our members, to the Canadian SMA community and to the future where we will be a part of finding a CURE for SMA!
Our Mission: Support. Research. Hope.
Lymphoma Canada is a small charitable organization with a big mission: To empower patients and the lymphoma community through education, support and research.
We are the only National organization focused on lymphoma cancer. Today, 100,000 Canadians are living with lymphoma and there are more than 60 types of lymphoma all of which fall under three categories: Hodgkin lymphoma (HL), non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) and Chronic Lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).
Lymphoma affects many people, from patients, family and caregivers, to medical professionals and researchers. Lymphoma Canada connects and empowers this community. Together we are promoting early detection, finding new and better treatments, helping patients access those treatments, learning lymphoma’s causes, and finding a cure. This cancer is complicated, and treatment may be complex and change over time. Decisions patients make at diagnosis can affect their treatment options in the future. Through a myriad of initiatives we outreach and educate at no cost and in both languages (French and English) online and printed resource materials for patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals.
Our vision: Life unlimited by lymphoma.