Support Groups

Our Chapters offer peer to peer support groups across the Province

Join the Conversation

Find out what other families are experiencing with the lack of child psychiatry

NEW Emergency Kit

A guide developed for families by families to prepare for emergency situations

Excellence in Family Engagement Award

Nominate your Family Partner
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As part of Child and Youth Mental Health week, PCMH is celebrating Family Engagement across the province.  We want to recognize family and system partnerships that demonstrate excellence in family engagement and positive influences.  We are looking for service areas to nominate family partners who have been integral in the promotion of family engagement and who have collaborated to embed meaningful engagement through the transformation process and planning.  By acknowledging their contributions, you will continue to build collaborative and meaningful relationships, and the promotion of meaningful family engagement in your service area.

Nomination Criteria

~ Demonstrates an eagerness to partner

~ Contributes to meaningful partnerships in your service area

~ Demonstrates a knowledge of family engagement principles

~ Collaborates and influences positively to bring family perspective to the conversations

~ Contributes positively to impact service delivery in the service area

~ Demonstrates leadership qualities and skills

Submit an electronic nomination letter to:
Award Selection Committee – Parents for Children’s Mental Health

 Your name, title, organization
 Name of nominee
 A description of the Family Engagement work your nominee and yourself are involved with
 A description of how your family partner contributes positively to meaningful family engagement
 A list of any committees, awards, or other activities your family partner is involved with

Submission Deadline: May 9th, 2016

Improving the Lives of Families

PCMH is grounded in communities across Ontario; we provide families with direct knowledge and resources to help them navigate the mental health systems.

We understand that our children are always our children regardless of age and it is imperative for these families to know there is hope. 

PCMH provides a pathway to managing the suffering of mental health challenges.


We are the parents and families of children and youth who face mental health challenges.

We are dedicated to ensuring that children, youth and their families have access to all the   mental health services and community supports they need to minimize their suffering and achieve their personal potential

Working together - supporting each other we will be more effective in helping our children

Together we can challenge the stigmatization of mental illness, get the information we need, access services that are truly supportive, and build communities that are welcoming for our children

Together we can make a difference in the lives of our children, our families and our communities.

Parents for Children's Mental Health Seeking Candidates for Board of Directors

Parents for Children's Mental Health is seeking General Board Members to join its Board of Directors. Interested candidates should have an interest in or a connection through work or lived experience in the area of children's mental health as we move forward with our focus on Parent Engagement and Membership / Chapter Development. PCMH provides support, education, and empowerment to its members, as well as community partners and government. PCMH's Board meets monthly, with the exception of December and August. To ensure a cross-province representation on the Board, participation through call-in / computer technology may be arranged for those living outside of the GTA. Allow for 4 - 5 hours per month (including reading). This is an unpaid position.

Interested candidates should complete email form below:

First Name
Last Name
Email Address
Phone Number