What does Pathways SMIS one-on-one support involve?
Our dedicated team of Family Peer Support Volunteers provide support, guidance and information to families, significant others and friends of a loved one with a serious mental illness.

Family Peer Supporters can provide support and guidance on:

– effective communication skills
– helping loved ones in crisis
– understanding mental illness
– navigating the B.C. mental health system
– accessing treatment
– setting boundaries and other coping skills
– providing ongoing support for your loved one

Peer support draws on the shared living experiences of caring for a loved one with a serious mental illness and the practical expertise and knowledge that has been picked up along the way.

Contact us for support


January 2021 Update: Given the current status of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Pathways SMIS Family Support Centre (West Vancouver office) is currently closed. Instead, we are providing support over the phone or via email.


Please leave a voice message or send us an email and someone will contact you by the next business day. 

604-926-0856

familysupport@pathwayssmi.org