New DBT-informed Family Support program

Family Outreach and Response (F.O.R.) has a new program for family members supporting a relative with a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder or other emotion dysregulation concerns.

Using a Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and trauma-informed framework, family members and friends can receive free individual, family and group counselling and education to support individuals aged 16 and older who may be experiencing issues such as:

-on-going suicidal ideation or attempts

-self-harming behaviours

-concurrent substance misuse and

-related interpersonal concerns

Recovery-based supports will focus on each family???s unique needs and may include (but are not limited to): exploration of new communication skills, self-care, problem-solving and validation skills, crisis supports, related referrals and navigation of the mental health system.

Educational and skills-based groups are offered several times a year and include the evidence-based Family Connections group, as well as drop-in monthly support groups.

For more information or to make a referral, please contact:

Tobie Marven
DBT-Informed Family Recovery Coordinator
416-539-9449 ext 223


Please note that the relative does not?? need to be participating in a DBT or other mental health program for the family or friends to receive services.