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Our Chapters offer peer to peer support groups across the Province

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Guelph Chapter

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Contact infomation

C: Holly and Jeff

E: guelph@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.
Your local crisis line: 1-844-437-3247
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.

Meeting Information: Meetings are currenlty cancelled due to COVID-19. Please watch this page for future updates.

When: First Thursday of each month (except July & Aug)

Time: 7:00-8:30pm

Where:485 Silvercreek Pkwy N. Guelph.

For other great and free online resources, check out these:

BounceBack Ontario: https://bouncebackontario.ca/

BounceBack® is a free skill-building program managed by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). It is designed to help adults and youth 15+ manage low mood, mild to moderate depression and anxiety, stress or worry.

Good2Talk: https://good2talk.ca/

Good2Talk is a free, confidential helpline providing professional counselling and information and referrals for mental health, addictions and well-being to post-secondary students in Ontario, 24/7/365

Supporting Our Children’s Mental Health as they Return to School

Join us on August 27th from 7-8:30pm to explore tools and tips on supporting your children as they return to school.  Find more information and register here.


Featured Speaker

Ann Douglas is a bestselling parenting author and the weekend parenting columnist for CBC Radio. She is the creator of The Mother of All Book series and the author of Happy Parents, Happy Kids and Parenting Through the Storm.

Followed by a panel discussion including:

Holly Sabara, Chair of Parents for Children’s Mental Health and CMHA WW Family Council

Jennifer Meeker, Upper Grand District School Board, Principal

Kellie Angerilli, Wellington Catholic School Board, Principal

For more information and to register for the event, click here.
This event is sponsored by the Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington’s Family Council, Parents for Children’s Mental Health, Upper Grand District School Board and Wellington Catholic District School Board.

 

 

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Holly Sabara and Jeff Warner – Holly and Jeff are the loving parents of 3 boys in Guelph, ON. Their oldest son struggles with a variety of serious mental health disorders and challenges.

Over the past 9 years they have navigated and worked with many different levels and branches of the mental health system across the province as they advocated for their son. Holly and Jeff identified the lack of a local support group for parents of children with mental health disorders, which lead to becoming PCMH group leaders in Guelph.

Holly and Jeff share a passion for helping families navigate the system, listening to their journeys and advocating for their children. Since 2017, Jeff has served on the Parent Advisory Council for CPRI, in London, ON and Holly is currently the Parent Council Chair for their grade school in Guelph.

Parent's Support Phone Line

This is NOT a crisis line. If you are in crisis please call : Here 24/7 at 1-844-437-3247 (www.here247.ca)

The Guelph PCMH Chapter offers resources, support and a listening ear through a Parent's Support Line (hosted by CMHA).

To connect with a chapter volunteer, please call 519-821-2060 ext.2184.

Please note: This is not a line that is answered, you will need to leave a message and someone will return your call within 48 hours.

 

 

Community-Based Resources

Below are links to two of the community-based mental health agencies in your community.  For more information, please click the logos below.

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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 thank you in so many ways for allowing me to be part of the greatness that is and with growth of PCMH......... and its professional aquiantances; for the awesomeness that is … Member, Niagara,