Mental Health Family Drop-in Support Group - Trail Area

Offer a safe and supportive space for family members and friends to share, ask questions, and connect with others who are supporting loved ones with mental health challenges.

Provides Information and resources of interest to group members such as naloxone training, information about side effects and efficacy of specific medications  a workshop on the Registered Disability Savings Plan, presentations on "Hostile Interactions", "Changing How We Think about Mental Illness" and other relevant topics.

The coordinator also offers one-to-one support for family members unable to come to the group.

See attached poster for more information.

The Mental Health Family Support drop-in group is a program of  the West Kootenay Boundary Mental Health and Substance Use Consumer, Family and Peer Support Program and is offered in collaboration with a staff person from the BC Schizophrenia Society which offers in person and online support for family and friends who have a loved one suffering from any chronic mental illness.

Address / Contact Info

Trail Family and Individual Resource (FAIR) Centre
2079 Columbia Avenue Trail, BCV1R 1K7
Regional Coordinator : Lisa Melenka

Phone Numbers

Lisa Melenka : (250) 364-2326 ext 225
Toll-free : 1-877-364-2326
Fax : (250) 364-1255

Hours of Operation

Drop-in Group: 6 to 8pm on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month:

Service Details

Geographic areas served: Trail
Languages spoken: English

Web Links

Forms and Resources

Location Map

This program was last updated on 31 Jan 2019.