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Institute for Advancements in Mental Health (IAM)

Site: Oakville

Contact Information
Office Phone 905-338-2112
Toll Free Phone 1-855-449-9949
1-877-825-9011 (COAST)
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Primary Contact Marina Sue-Ping, Family Services Coordinator
Alternate Contact Katelynn Spehar, Family Support Worker
Contact Form
Agency Information
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Primary Executive Mary Alberti, CEO
Alternate Executive Ania Jones, Manager, Communications, Public Relations & Marketing; Phone: 416-449-6830 ext 244; Email:
Funding Donations
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Offers family support and education to families and friends of those living with complex mental health needs in the community

Services include:
  • free virtual workshops Tuesday nights at 6pm * Go to
  • IDEAS family support group: confidential small group meetings held monthly offering support for families who are caring for a loved one who has a serious mental illness or lives with a substance use problem * held at Joseph Brant Wellness House, Board Room, 2160 Itabashi way, Burlington
  • 4-week course called Strengthening Families Together for families of individuals with a severe mental illness such as schizophrenia
  • Justice and Mental Health (JAMH): for families needing support when a loved one living with mental illness comes into contact with the law
  • discusses clinical treatment, provides information about the illness, and teaches skills that family members need to cope more effectively
  • public forums with guest speakers providing support and education for families of those with schizophrenia
  • advocacy in the community for services required by people with schizophrenia to live in the community
  • public awareness and education
  • raising funds for research into a cause and cure for schizophrenia
  • holds the annual Peace of Minds Walk in May and an annual Peace of Minds Yogathon in February
Hours Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Areas Served Halton Region ; Peel Region
Boundaries Halton Region ; Peel Region
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Visit the website to download an application to mail or fax
Languages English
Site Information
Site Location Oakville (Queen Elizabeth)
Located In Community Oakville
Address & Map
465 Morden Rd, Suite 200
Oakville, ON L6K 3W6
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Intersection Dorval Dr and Speers Rd
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Categories and Classification
HCSD Main Heading Emergency / Crisis ; Mental Health / Addictions
HCSD Sub Heading Distress Lines ; Distress Phone Lines ; Support Groups
Service Categories Condition Specific Mental Health Information/Education ~ Schizophrenia ; Mental Health Crisis Lines ; Mental Health Related Support Groups ~ Chronic/Severe Mental Illness ; Mental Health Related Support Groups ~ Schizophrenia ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Chronic/Severe Mental Illness ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Schizophrenia

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