More Caregiver Resources

The One Stop Shop Directory is now live – Community agency partners in York Region have put together a “One Stop Shop Directory” for mental health, addictions and housing services.

Home on the Hill runs a very successful Education Lecture Series four times per year. These lectures are open to the public and are free. Please see the Section under Lecture Series to find out information about past lectures. For power points of Dr. Sethna’s lecture on psychotic illnesses and Dr. Barsoum’s lecture on marijuana use and psychotic illness please go to the “Publications and Links” page. For information about future lectures, please periodically check our website. Our next lecture will be planned for sometime in the Spring of 2016.

Home on the Hill’s Family Support Group happens at 7pm on the second and last Wednesday of each month. The location is St. Mary’s Anglican Church at 10030 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill. Parking can be accessed via McLatchy Lane just West of Yonge on the North Side of Major Mackenzie. Those family members supporting a relative with a serious mental illness are very welcome.

The development of the Home on the Hill Family Support Program will move forward in 2016 and use a “from the ground up” perspective. This approach determines that families will decide upon what direction is the most helpful to meeting their needs.

There have been recent requests to embark upon a program of Care giver Self Care and a meeting to discuss this concept will be held on January 6/2015 at St. Mary’s Anglican Church, 10030 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill. Some areas that will be contemplated at this meeting will be:

  1. self compassion
  2. grief
  3. mindfulness
  4. yoga

All family members who are interested in registering for the Family Support Group and/or designing the Self Care program are very welcome to contact Maggie at


 The treatment of families of those with serious mental illness has been well documented in the literature.  Please see below for a chart developed by Harriet Lefley in 1990 documenting the sources of stress for those family caregivers supporting a loved one with mental illness.

 Sources of Stress for Family Caregivers
Lefley Sources of Stress



Source: Harriet Lefley, Family Caregiving in Mental Illness

Sources of Family Caregiver Stress