Support Groups

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Kingston Chapter

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Contact Information

We are currently looking for a new Chapter Leader for the Kingston chapter. 

To learn more, visit here: http://adhdsupportgroup.ca

**We are currenlty recruiting for Chapter Leaders and volunteers for the ADHD Parent Support Group. For more information- please see http://www.pcmh.ca/Volunteer and complete an application form**

** 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.

Meeting Information

Most meetings are held on the third Monday of the month unless stated on the calendar.

Our main focus is on ADHD along with other mental health struggles

When:Third Monday of the month

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00pm

Location: 31 Hyperion Court, Kingston ON

Meeting Information - Support Group Meeting Provided by ADHD Parent Support Group

Summer Break: June & July

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ADHDparentsupportgroup/

Link to find out more about the support group meetings.

 

Mental Health First Aid Workshop For Youth

We held a youth workshop for mental health first aid. See the pictures below.

 

 

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Denise Vanden Engel - Chapter Leader

Denise’s mission is to break the barriers that she knows all too well as a result of her own experience of growing up in a family with ADHD and chaos. Married at a young age and raising a family of four, she could see ADHD and many special needs in her own kids.

This was when Denise started to reach out to other parents who knew exactly how she felt…frustrated…confused…and alone!

She thought, ‘If I only had a community of parents to connect and meet with regularly, this would be reassuring for me and many other Parents.’ Denise wished for a community of People who were longing for someone to tell them…’you are NOT Alone!!’

In 2010 Denise found the courage, guidance and direction to start a monthly support group for parents raising children with ADHD and mental health struggles. ADHD Parent Support Group- Kingston Ontario

With the help of parents, volunteers and sponsors, the group has grown. The group is known for its workshops and creating awareness for Kids Mental Health.

‘When I was growing up, Support Groups were NOT available for my parents. I could only imagine just how much my mother would have benefited from a community of parents, because she too was very much alone…and judged. Support Groups were not there for me either. So…I have created it for you!!’

 

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,