Institute for Advancements in Mental Health (IAM)

Site: Oakville

Service: Mental Health Supports

Record #: MHH0531
Last Full Update: 12 Jan 2023

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Public Comments

Due to COVID-19, in-person one-to-one support sessions will be postponed until further notice. One-to-one support will be offered over the phone, or through email. Virtual sessions are also available.

Contact Information

Office Phone 416-449-6830
Toll Free Phone 1-800-449-6367 ext 304
Support Line: 1-855-449-9949
Fax 416-449-8434
Social Media Facebook Facebook, Instagram Instagram, LinkedIn LinkedIn, Twitter Twitter
Primary Contact Marina Sue-Ping, Family Services Coordinator
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Agency Information

Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Primary Executive Mary Alberti, CEO
Alternate Executive Monique Dannell, Communications Coordinator; Phone: 416-449-6830 ext 257; Email:
Funding Donations * Ontario Health (Central)

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 * 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
  • Support line - staffed by a team of mental health counsellors who provide individualized supportive counseling, system navigation, and customized information and education to caregivers, individuals living with chronic mental illness, contact: 1-855-449-9949 or
  • 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

Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

Areas Served Halton Region ; Peel Region
Boundaries Halton Region ; Peel Region
Eligibility No restrictions

Visit website to download an application to mail or fax

Languages English

Site Information

Site Location Toronto
Located In Community Toronto
Address & Map
95 King St W, Suite 300
Toronto, M5C 1G4
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Physical Access Fully Accessible


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