Purpose: A psychoeducational program that can be delivered to an individual family or in a group of 5-8 consumers of mental health services and their families to address mental health educational needs, communication and problem solving skills to support the consumer’s recovery from mental illness.
Duration: Longer term intervention (9-24 months or longer)
Components: It has three discrete components: 1. Joining sessions with the consumer and family members before the group begins; 2. A full day educational workshop leading up to 3. Group meetings that are held every 2 weeks for 90 minutes. The group follows a standardized agenda: 15 minutes socializing, 20 minutes go-around, 5 minutes problem identification, 45 minutes problem solving, 5 minutes wrap up and socializing.