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C: Holly and Jeff



Upcoming Meeting -January 9th, 2020

Time: 7:00-8:30 pm

Where: CMHA Building, 485 Silvercreek Pkwy N, Guelph

*Our meeting in January will be one week later. It will take place on January 9th, 2020 (not the 2nd). 

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

BounceBack Ontario:

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 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

Meeting Information:

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

Time: 7:00-830pm

Where:485 Silvercreek Pkwy N. Guelph.

*If there are meeting cancellations, they will be posted here.*



Half-Day Workshop: Working with your School to Ensure Your Child’s Success

When: Saturday October 5th

Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Where: CMHA Main Office, 80 Waterloo Ave., Guelph *Accessible by Guelph Transit Route 9*

*This is a free event. If you are interested in attending, please register either by email at or text 519-546-9501.*

Workshop Topics:
- Speakers from both Guelph school boards (UGDSB and WCDSB) and from CMHA,
- Understanding the purpose of IPRCs and IEPs and how they work
- Learning about school supports including CYWs, CYCs, Social Workers, and Student Success roles
- Working with your school collaboratively to better support your child
- Parenting strategies to help your child or youth at school
- Sharing with other parents with children who have similar challenges.

Peer to Peer Support Group Fall Schedule 

September 5th - Open Peer-to-Peer Support Meeting

October 3rd - Guest Speaker: Brett Friesen, CMHA “Navigating the Mental Health System in Guelph and Wellington Country”

November 7th - Open Peer-to-Peer Support Meeting

December 5th - Guest Speaker: Jeff Stanlick, CMHA “How and when do I use HERE24/7?”




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 (

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.



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.

Thumbs up to you all, awesome job! … Member, PCMH