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Durham Chapter

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Contact Information:

C.  Vicki

E. durham@pcmh.ca

** COVID 19 UPDATE** Parents for Children’s Mental Health is working to keep our volunteers and staff healthy during the COVID—19 pandemic and we continue to monitor the rapidly changing developments.  Our support groups continue to be closed; however, we know that in times like these we still need to be able to access our support systems.  To connect with one of our family peer support volunteers please email: support@pcmh.ca.  Please note this is a volunteer, peer lead support email.  We DO NOT provide crisis or clinical services of any kind.  Our emails will be answered within 48 hours. If you, or someone you love is at immediate risk please contact your local emergency services or dial 911.

COVID-19 is impacting people in various ways and it is understandable that during times like these many people are feeling worried, anxious, overwhelmed, and this is further complicated by many of the resources we rely on being closed during this pandemic.


We want to remind you that there are still options to access supports for your and/or your children.
Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868
Telehealth Ontario 1-866-797-0000

Remember during these times to stay in touch with your support systems and reach out if you need support.

Please note: Meetings are cancelled until further notice due to COVID 19- please stay tuned to this page for updates. 

When: Every Third Wednesday of the Month

Time:   6:30-8:30 p.m.

Where:  Oshawa Centre, 419 King St W, Oshawa, ON L1J 2K5

 

 

 

Vicki Davis- Vicki is a Special Education Teacher with the Durham District School Board, and a mom who lost her only son Tyler to a long struggle with mental health and addictions.

She uses this lived experience to propel her forward to find solutions and effect change in the field of Child and Youth Mental Health Services. She is the Chapter Lead for Durham PCMH, and represents PCMH Durham on the Youth Suicide Prevention Network and the Durham District School Board Mental Health Advisory Committee. She is a member of the Community Advisory Committee for Durham Kinark and the Family Advisory Committee for Kinark.

She was the winner of the 2014 Kinark Chair’s Award, acknowledging her time spent volunteering in different capacities as a proponent for child and youth mental health. Vicki is also a Family Engagement Trainer (Family Voice) for the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health, and was awarded the Excellence in Family Engagement Award by Parents for Children’s Mental Health in 2016.

Vicki is a skilled facilitator, who also facilitates restorative practice circles. Vicki’s experience as a parent, a career as a Child and Youth Worker for 17 years before becoming a teacher, and working 16 years in the field of education puts her in a unique role to support families in the journey.

She will be a part of PCMH Durham's free event. There are only a few more days to reserve your tickets. To learn more, visit here

 

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 We offer free child care,

 Please email either durham@pcmh.ca or teachme@rogers.com to let us know the number and age of children requiring child care.

  

 

Parents for Children's Mental Health believe that children, youth, and their families suffering from mental health challenges deserve our extreme respect and assurance.  We are dedicated to improving the lives of these families.


WE LINK families to important networks within their communities to ensure they get the care they need and the support of families who can relate and support them.

WE UNDERSTAND the issues around child and youth mental health challenges and the stigma that prevents the work and conversations that need to happen.

WE HELP communities and families access important resources so they can begin their journey of healing.

I just wanted to say how pleased I am at the fact that PCMH is extending it's communication to the web. The increases to the website and the monthly Web Newsletter are helping … Member, Windsor