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.
What is one-on-one support?
Our dedicated team of peer support volunteers provide support, guidance and information to families, friends and significant others of a loved one with a mental illness.
Peer supporters can provide support and guidance on:
– understanding mental illness
– the B.C. mental health system
– helping loved ones in crisis
– coping skills
– communicating with empathy
– providing ongoing support for your loved one
Peer support draws on the shared living experiences of caring for a loved one with a mental illness and the practical expertise that has been picked up along the way. Peer support also draws on relationships with a network of other mental health organizations.