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Why Seeking Support is Helpful and Resources Available

Intimate Relationships Continuum
Why seek support in this zone?
Why seek support in this zone?
Why seek support in this zone?
Why seek support in this zone?
  • Guide self-reflection and dialogue between partners and with family members on how healthy their relationship is and ways to improve upon it. 
  • Preserve and improve interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • Learn how to support colleagues, friends or relatives who may be in abusive relationships.
  • Help restore balance to the relationship.
  • Recognize, appreciate and align each other’s feelings, needs and goals.
  • Improve parental, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Referrals to resources and services. 
  • Help shift unhealthy dynamics in the relationship. 
  • Prevent the relationship from becoming abusive. 
  • Receive emotional support. 
  • Gain new tools, strategies or perspectives to manage challenges.  
  • Break isolation, revive self-esteem, and increase sense of self-efficacy.
  • Access specialized resources such as shelters, judicial advice, emotional support, financial aid, etc.
  • Help protect physical safety and develop a safety plan.

Resources you can turn to

Health Promotion workshops, such as: 

  • Inter-Comm.
  • Stress: Take Charge. 
  • Managing Angry Moments.
  • Mental Fitness and Suicide Awareness Training. 
  • Respect in the CAF.

Resources you can turn to

  • Online Course Supporting Friends in Unhealthy Relationships.
  • Emergency Family Care Assistance Policy.
  • Support our Troops.
  • Operational Trauma and Stress Support Centres. 
  • Operational Stress Injury Social Support. 
  • CAF Transition Group

Resources you can turn to 

  • 911 / 112 
  • Military Police. 
  • Sexual Misconduct Support and Resource Centre (SMSRC). 
  • Medical clinic/hospital (military or civilian). 
  • Family Information Line to help find shelter, legal advice, financial aid, etc.

Additional resources for all relationships

  • Healthy Relationship Campaign
  • Family Information Line 1-800-866-4546/[email protected]/00-800-771-17722
  • Chaplains/Padres
  • Social Workers Military Family Resource Centre, CAF Health Services
  • Canadian Forces Member Assistance Program 1-800-268-7708/+8002687708
  • CAFKIDS Crisis Text Service 686868
  • SISIP Financial
  • Public Service Health Care Plan 519-742-169