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Caregivers of seniors

The Aider en équilibre project offers accompaniment to friends and family members of a senior living with mental health issues.

Témoignages de proches aidants d'aîné.e.s


Individual, couple or family follow-up (PAA)

Arborescence members have access to personalized meetings with a psychosocial worker to talk about the challenges of helping a loved one that is struggling with mental health issues. The goal of this service is to help our members take a step back and better evaluate their situation and change their perspective about themselves and the future. Psychosocial support also allows friends and family members of a senior living with mental health issues to identify their own needs, the strengths of their loved one and to explore the possibilities to facilitate their day-to-day. Focused on empowerment, this service offers tools to help the members face their situation and regain their place in their relationship with their loved one.

Members only.

Aider en équilibre workshops (SC) 

This series of nine workshops seeks to inform, guide and support the family and friends of seniors living with mental health problems. Participants can learn more about mental health, discuss age-related issues, and explore their role in the relationship. Through small group discussions, participants can develop self-awareness and understanding about their capabilities


Members only – Fee: $25

Support groups (PAA)

Our support groups aim to allow members to meet others who are supporting an aging loved one that is living with mental health issues and help them to feel less isolated. Participants are invited to share their experience and exchange advice with other members. A psychosocial worker holds the support groups.

NEW SERVICE: Role Based Support Groups Support group for spouses/partners of a senior living with mental health issues. Support group for people supporting a parents living with mental health issues. These groups allow the participants to talk about their own reality, exchange advice and to feel less isolated by simply meeting other people experiencing a similar situation. A psychosocial worker holds the role based support groups.

Public conference

Public conferences provide up-to-date information on various subjects related to the reality of friends and family members of a person living with mental health issues. These conferences can be discussions around a suggested subject, or exchanges following the presentation of a video or event testimonies.


Conferences are free and accessible to everyone.


To see our program, click here.

Thematic workshop

These one-off group meetings make it possible to stop and deepen reflection on specific themes such as self-knowledge, emotions, communication, bereavement and feelings of guilt.

To consult our program, click here.

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