Since 1985, the mission of Réseau Alternatif et Communautaire des ORganismes (RACOR) en santé mentale de l’île de Montréal [Alternative and Community Network of Organizations in mental health on Montreal island] is to bring together, support, equip and represent community and alternative organizations in the region that work in mental health field.
The group is dedicated to promote the recognition of the unique competencies of its organizations, and the innovative and indispensable nature of the services they offer to the population. RACOR also aims to raise awareness, educate, and combat stigmas among government agencies and the general population.
We believe that each person has a story and each story has a face.
Feeling in crisis?
Here are some places you can call for crisis support as they are available to reach 24/7. These centers are here to help adults in times of distress (unhapiness due to depression, anxiety, or anguish, there are multiple situations that constitute a crisis).
Family members and friends are also welcome.
Looking for support, activities, various services in mental health?
The services and activities offered by a hundred of community mental health organizations in the Montreal area are numerous and are located throughout the island:
Reception and orientation; Accompaniment; Artistic activities; Crisis center; Day and evening center; Advocacy; Documentation; Listening; Evaluation; Training; Self-help group; Housing; Integration at work and at school; Crisis intervention; Phone intervention; Citizen participation; Prevention of suicide; Prevention and promotion of mental health; Rehabilitation; Social inclusion; Respite; Social and judicial services; Services
for ethnocultural communities; Support for families and caregivers; Community support; Psychosocial intervention; Alternative therapies; Etc.
Useful resources for looking at community, public and parapublic organizations
514 486-1448 or http://amiquebec.org/resource-list/
- The Information and Referral Centre of Greater Montreal
Below are calendar events English only or bilingual.
Events can be training, conferences, activities, fundraising, support group, etc.
Friends for mental health invites you to join this 6 sessions workshop focusing on defining your boundaries and exploring the blocks to limit setting. They will discuss what is involved in developing an action plan, keeping your sanity and how to maintain the frame. You will explore these themes through several mediums.
L’Alliance canadienne pour la maladie mentale et la santé mentale (ACMMSM) a lancé les candidatures pour les Prix des champions de la santé mentale. L’événement annuel des Prix des champions de la santé mentale est consacré à la reconnaissance de 7 personnes et organismes pour leurs contributions remarquables en matière de santé mentale.
Les candidatures seront acceptées jusqu’au 23 février.
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Each year the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) recognizes 7 Canadians who work has helped to advance the mental health agenda across the country. These remarkable people are recognized at our annual Champions of Mental Health Awards Gala.
Nominations will be accepted until February 23rd.
There is a wide spectrum of mental illnesses from depression to hoarding to bipolar disorder. This teleworkshop goes over the various diagnoses and characteristics of each mental illness and includes a question and answer period.
Learn about the various types of mental illness and get your questions answered. Open to everyone: all you need is a phone. From AMI-Québec.
You are invited to attend this conference, as part of the Black History Month 2018 at McGill University.
The duty and benefits of accommodating employees with disabilities
Changes in labour law, occupational health and safety, employment standards, workers compensation, and human rights decisions are all pointing in the need for employers to provide a psychologically safe workplace.
Join the guest speakers unpack these developments and share what employers need to know and do to support their employees in realizing their potential and contributing to their workplace and broader community.
Un système de soins de santé inclusif | An Inclusive Health Care System
Les Amis de la santé mentale organise cette conférence-webinaire avec:
G. Eric Jarvis, MD
M.Sc. est professeur agrégé de psychiatrie à l'Université McGill et directeur du Service de consultation culturelle et le Programme du premier épisode psychotique à l'Hôpital général juif.
Présentation en anglais avec période de questions bilingue
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Friends for mental health organize this conference-webinar with:
G. Eric Jarvis, MD
M.Sc. & Associate Professor of psychiatry at McGill Univerity & Director of The Cultural Consultation Service and The First Episode Psychosis Program at the Jewish General Hospital.
Presentation in English with Bilingual Question Period.
AMI-Québec holds different support groups for family caregivers only, for those suffering from mental illness, and mixed groups for both. Facilitated by people who have experience, either as a caregiver or having lived with mental illness, support groups help you develop a healthy perspective on mental illness, explore coping strategies, and learn about support services and resources in the community.
No registration necessary.
Le Centre d’écoute et d’intervention Face à Face célébrera son 35e anniversaire avec un Gala bénéfice. Joignez-les pour une soirée festive avec un excellent repas, de la musique, des prix et de bonnes conversations. L’événement servira aussi de levée de fonds.
RSVP lundi 12 mars
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The Face à Face Listening and Intervention Centre will be celebrating its 35-year anniversary with a benefit Gala. Join them as for a festive evening with an excellent meal, music, door prizes and good conversation. The event will also serve as a fundraiser.
RSVP Monday March 12th
Avez-vous eu à intervenir dans la crise suicidaire d'un proche? Ou peur qu'un jour, vous devrez peut-être? Cet atelier sur la prévention du suicide vous aidera à comprendre les tendances suicidaires et d'automutilation et vous donnera des outils concrets pour intervenir adéquatement.
Cet atelier de 2 séances, offert par les Amis de la santé mentale, est bilingue.
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Have you had to intervene in a loved one's suicidal crisis? Or fear that one day you may have to? This workshop on suicide prevention will help you to understand suicidal and self harming tendencies and give you concrete tools to intervene appropriately when necessary.
This 2 sessions workshop offered by Friends for mental health is Bilingual.