Support Groups

Our Chapters offer peer to peer support groups across the Province

Become a Chapter Leader

PCMH is recruiting Chapter Leaders to provide local peer to peer support

Response to Government

PCMH is very concerned about the decision that will eliminate a voice for our most vulnerable children



The  Waterloo Region PCMH leadership team represent the Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge communities.  This team is made up of four representatives that each bring diverse and valuable experience to the team.  


The Kitchener -Waterloo Team Represent Family Voice with Representation on the Following:

  • Lutherwood (Lead Agency) Mental Health Advisory Council
  • Lutherwood (Lead Agency) Community Advisory Council
  • Waterloo Region District School Board - Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC)
  • Waterloo Region District School Board - Mental Health Advisory Council
  • Waterloo Region District School Board - Internet Filtering Committee


Our Team Leaders:



I have had the opportunity to be connected with Parents for Children’s mental health for about two years.  I found the support group at a time in my life when I really needed someone to listen and understand.  As well as, support me at school meetings.  Finding support as a parent raising a child who struggles with mental health can be very difficult and connecting with PCMH allowed me to find the support I needed and to connect with other parents going through similar experiences.  I have learned a great deal through PCMH and I would like to give back by volunteering for this great organization.


Gillian Scott

Gillian Scott is currently a preschool educator in the Cambridge area.  She has a BA in Early Years and Education, which she obtained in England.  She found PCMH while supporting her two sons, both of whom have a mental health diagnosis.  She has been navigating through the school education system while reaching out to other resources and has been an attendee of the PCMH Waterloo Support Group for a while now.  She has a desire to support other families to make their journey of finding support easier and smoother.


Teresa Palmer

Teresa has been a member with PCMH since 2011.  She brings to the group a background in administration and uses this strength to support the PCMH support phone line.  She has also been actively involved in providing education to parents through community events where PCMH distributes information and answers questions alongside other mental health partners. Teresa has supported the development and distribution of the Resource List and Resource Guide.



Our Regional Lead:


Angela Sider
Supporting: Supporting: Hamilton, Halton, Peel, Waterloo, Dufferin/Wellington, Simcoe, Brantford
Angela is a family engagement trainer, advocate and active participant on several committees supporting children and youth in her community and has a Master of Arts in Leadership. Angela brings extensive experience in specialized treatment programs that support people with dual diagnosis (developmental disability and mental health). She brings lived experience as a parent of two internationally adopted children, both struggling with mental health diagnoses.

I really appreciated the help last nite.I knew who to call and your talk was very inspiring for the audience. You are changing peoples lives and helping move a tired system into … Marc Roberts, Executive Director, OECYC