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Kingston Chapter


Contact Information

C.  Denise Vanden Engel



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


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.




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.

Thanks for being there!!! … Member, PCMH