Support Groups

Our Chapters offer peer to peer support groups across the Province

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

Family Engagement

Introducing Family Engagement Specialists to support FE across Ontario

PCMH Chapters


Feeling Overwhelmed?

Tired of being discredited, blamed or judged for your child's behaviour? In need of compassion, understanding and information? We can help......

The members of a PCMH Peer Support Group know how challenging and exhausting it can be parenting a child with mental illness/mental health disorders.  And although this can sometimes feel like a lonely road to travel, PCMH wants you to know that you do not walk this road alone and we are here to support you on your journey.

Provincial Chapters 

"Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much"....Helen Keller

"A friend is someone who will understand your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are”....

Support Groups offer vital links to others with similar situations.  When no one else seems to understand, when blame seems to be coming from all sides, and when you need information and ideas from families; a support group can provide a safe harbor in the midst of the storm.

A recent evaluation report on peer support as part of the Community Mental Health Evaluation initiative from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Ontario identified that individuals receiving peer support at 18 months had experienced fewer admissions to the hospital, and fewer trips to the Emergency Room than a control group of families not participating in peer support programs.  


Brantford - We meet  at Woodview Children's Centre, 233 Colborne Street, Brantford on the first Tuesday of each month from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Dufferin County - We meet  at Dufferin Family and Children Services, 655 Riddell Road, Orangeville the last Tuesday of each month from 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Halton - We meet  at Beech Tree Medical Centre, 700 Guelph Line, Unit #4, Burlington, on the first Wednesday of the month, 7 p.m.  Our members are supportive, interested, and ready to learn and listen.  Together, We can make a difference...

London (HOPE) - Project HOPE is a peer to peer support and mentoring programming run for parents, by parents.  HOPE stands for Helping Other Parents Excel, and our goal is to empower those who are raising children facing emotional and behavioural challenges.

Ottawa - We run family support meetings for Parents and Caregivers of children, youth and young adults being treated for mental illness. These are held the 3rd thurday of every month at Southminster United Church at Bank and Aylmer. This group is open to all individuals . The meeting runs from 6:30 to 8:30 and no registration is required - please join us if you can.

Simcoe County - When: Third Monday of every month; Where: Kinark Child & Family Services -34 Simcoe Street, Barrie

St. Catharines/Niagara - Family Suppot Group as well as Family Fun activities scheduled throughout the year.  Please check this link to take you to our page and learn more about how you can participate.

Waterloo - We meet once a month at the Dickson Centre, 30 Parkhill Rd.

Waterloo/Kid Mood - Mood Disorder Parent Support Group is currently running bi-monthly the 3rd Monday of every month at Developmental Services Access Centre (DSAC); 1120 Victoria St. North, Waterloo - 2nd floor with some exceptions due to Holiday Mondays.  Call first or email to confirm.

Wellington County - We meet on the first Tuesday of every month from 7-9 p.m. at the Trellis Offices on Silvercreek Road, Unit #5.

York Region - We meet the second tuesday of every month at 7pm.  at the York Centre for Children Youth and Families 11225 Leslie Street, Richmond Hill, Ontario    L4S 1N5


PCMH also offers Chapters with individual peer support via email, telephone, and other community activities.  For a complete listing of all PCMH Chapters, please check for your area from the menu at the left "Chapters".

If you do not see your area listed, and would like information on support groups, please feel free to contact us at


If you do not see your area here and are in need of support - we can help!  All of our Chapter Leaders offer virtual support and have a variety of expertise depending on the situation you are in.  Email us at and we can link you with a Chapter Leader.

What is exciting to me as a parent is the huge momentum that PCMH has developed in a very short time. Building about the bedrock of previous successes PCMH is now reaching out to … Member, London