How are families involved in Turning Point?

  • Families can be an integral part of the treatment team and are considered equal partners in treatment planning and delivery.

  • Families can have a positive influence on their loved one’s recovery. Research has demonstrated that family psychoeducation and support can help to:

    • Reduce relapse rates
    • Improve recovery outcomes
    • Improve overall family well-being
  • Family psychoeducation and support is provided on an individual basis and through the program’s monthly multi-family group.
  • These groups are intended to build upon family strengths, resilience and relationships, and provide the skills and knowledge to support their loved ones.
  • Family groups provide knowledge about the illness and related coping strategies. Some examples of group topics include:

    • Understanding psychosis
    • Causes of psychosis
    • Treatment for psychosis
    • Recovery from psychosis
    • Substance use
    • Shared decision-making
    • Communication tips and tools
    • Addressing stigma
    • Considerations regarding disclosure
    • Success in employment and education